Blind date: ‘We parted with a kiss’

Did Helen, 62, deputy headteacher, give Robert, 70, landscape designer, a good report?

Robert on HelenWhat were you hoping for?Someone who was happy in their skin and had experience of raising a family.First impressions?Positive. Conversation flowed and nothing was forced.What did you talk about?Our pasts, family, music, politics and walks we have done both here and abroad.Any awkward moments?No – no disagreements, no egg stains on my tie (probably because I wasn’t wearing one).Good table manners?Fine.Best thing about Helen?I knew within a few minutes that she was an honest and...