This is the hilarious moment a husband treated his wife to a ‘Spar day’ on their anniversary – a posh meal in the SHOP where they met.
Teaching assistant Dyfed Ellis Pritchard, 43, first met his wife Bethan 18 years ago – when they both worked at their local Spar convenience store.
The couple have now been married for 15 years and have three teenage children together – and Dyfed wanted to do something special to mark their crystal anniversary.
With the help of store owner Conrad Davies, the Spar store in Pwllheli, north-west Wales, Dyfed secretly organised a romantic three-course dinner.
Store owner Mr Davies even rolled out a red carpet for the couple and a special table and chairs were set up under the magazine counter.
Recalling the day he first asked Bethan out almost two decades ago, Dyfed said: “One day, Bethan was a bit down when we were in the shop together.
“So I bought her a Kinder Egg to cheer her up and plucked up the courage to asked her out. Ever since, I have bought her a Kinder Egg on every anniversary.
“18 years later, I thought I would take her back to the place we first met,” he added.
Dyfed enlisted the help of the couple’s three children, Sophie, 16, Cai, 14, and Noah, 13, for the secret meal, all of whom acted as waiters during the evening.
And, as is the couple’s tradition, the starter of their meal comprised of a Kinder Egg.
This was followed by a store-made pizza as the main course, and cakes for dessert made by 2016 winner of The Apprentice, Alana Spencer.
Dyfed met his oblivious wife, 39, in the local Wetherspoons across the road, and somehow managed to convince Bethan to put on a blindfold and follow him to the store.
Dyfed and Bethan were also serenaded by musician friend, Fred Simpson.
Dyfed said: “It came as a massive shock to her, but a good one. It took a lot of organising, but I would like to thank everyone for helping out on the day.
“Neuadd Dwyfor for lending us the table, Conrad for letting us take over his store and the kids for waiting on us.
“It was quite a job to keep it quiet, but Bethan, who is originally from Cardiff, doesn’t speak Welsh, so I was able to do a lot of organising without her knowing what was being said.”