The Lion & the Deer
S: The next clue card had a picture of a lion and a deer on it. I immediately realized that I should go to Cafe Primula. We had been there with our friends Simon & Ella in January 2014, and played a game with 3 questions, in which each answer tells something deeper about how you see things in life. The second question in the game is “What’s your favourite animal?” and tells something about how you see your (future) partner. I answered deer (authentic, humble and sensitive but at the same time strong and majestic) and JJ answered lion (majestic, fierce but also able to rest, cuddly).
JJ: After playing this game, Simon asked me in private “So JJ, could you be a deer?”. Another time we were in Primula was on the 12th of May 2014 (exactly one year before I proposed), when I told Sirja I wanted to go for her.
S: When me and Eve came to Primula the bar tender immediately recognized us and had a cheeky smile on his face. He offered us champaign for a special price (which wasn’t JJ’s idea). Eve said to him that we came just for the envelope so the bar tender went to fetch it a bit disappointed that we didn’t take the champaign. When I got the envelope and I started opening it I finally started to realize that this picnic with friends wasn’t going to happen. Instead there’s this treasure hunt and I started to think JJ would probably propose me on that day. That’s a reason to celebrate so I said “we’ll take the champaign!”. We sat for a while and I started to solve this next clue. There was also a present attached to the clue. It was a a calendar with pictures of me and JJ’s past year together.