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Behind the Hedge…

The idea of walking through a hedge maze wasn’t very appealing to me at all, especially as a 30 year old. Although I must say, I wasn’t looking at it from the right angle. It’s my fault for acting my age, and I need to stop it!

Date night this week was conveniently and accidentally moved to Sunday. Emma and I decided to go for a bit of a day trip, which we hardly ever do. I love day trips, but Emma loves to sleep in more!!! The day trip was unplanned, with a loose idea of driving to the yarra valley for some lunch at which ever winery we pull into… along the way we passed a Hedge Maze Hedgend – Healesville (Melbourne). At that moment, my thoughts on a hedge maze were that it was only fun for kids and maybe those really soppy romantic couples – YUK! I guess this is expected from me. I’ve never been in a hedge maze before, so it seems fitting to try something new and different, no matter how cheesy it seems (to be honest, Hedge Maze was looking pretty cheesy to me at this point).

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Feeling like a dick, I walked to the counter and asked for 2 tickets… yay, $15 each for a maze and mini golf! Within budget and technically it sorts me out for 2 date nights, but there’s no chance Emma would give that up!

We entered the hedge maze… and the first thing we hear is a girl calling out for mum! And no reply from mum… Emma and I had a little chuckle to ourselves “at least the maze is doing its job.” Soon the girl became more distressed, screaming out for mum and still no response. Ok, so no laughing matter anymore, we set out to find the child. Poor thing, by the time we found her she had worked herself up and the tears were flowing.

I could only imagine how she felt, all alone in a massive hedge maze. The idea of STRANGER DANGER would have been the furthest thing from her mind… I’m sure for that girl at that moment finding other people was a blessing, she even hugged us when we found her.

We promised the girl that we’d find mum… and it didn’t take long before she had pulled herself together and was chatting away to us. We worked our way through the maze and finally caught up to mum… Em’ and Den 1 / Maze 0.

Emma and I worked our way back to the start of the maze and began looking for clues to solve the maze’s riddle. It didn’t take long before Emma and I realised how lost we actually were, and how alone we were too… Em’s and Den 1 / Maze 8.

Hmmm… lost… and alone… A-LONE

We couldn’t resist!!! The sun was shining, it was warm (and its spring time in Melbourne), the chances of getting caught were pretty high! Lucky for us, the ground was covered in gravel, so you could hear if people are walking towards you.

There is definitely some sex appeal about being caught. It’s so cheeky , soooooo 16 year-old-ish! Remember the days of meeting girls behind bike sheds or basketball courts, hoping not to be caught by the teachers… for me it was behind the back fence for a pash, hoping that mum and dad won’t catch me.

We’ll it was the same feeling. Getting frisky while people were walking by no more than a few foot steps away and nothing but a thick hedge separating you has got MASSIVE appeal! It’s so so cheeky! So wrong, yet so much fun!

Hedge Maze Date = highly recommended. If you got the balls.

A round of mini-golf was next… Emma won… not much else worth mentioning here. Story end…

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4 comments for “Behind the Hedge…”

  1. Posted by Ren Moodie | September 17, 2008, 2:47 pm

    what is the city and state of this hedge maze…and how big was it.

  2. Posted by Denis | September 17, 2008, 8:38 pm

    Located in an outer suburb of Melbourne, Australia…

    A link has been posted in the second paragraph.

    Nah, it wasn’t massive… don’t expect to need a search party if you get lost.

    Would be nice to find a huge maze, one for adults… one that could really get you lost for hours!

  3. Posted by 5 Hot Date Ideas Beginning with H | $30 date night | Date Ideas, Marriage & Romance Blog | August 10, 2010, 10:57 am

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