Daniel called, gave her flowers, and they walked to the cinema. During the film they shyly held hands, then chatted, a little awkwardly, over a meal before Daniel walked her home.
On the doorstep they hugged, and he kissed her cheek. Then, greatly daring, he kissed her on the lips. Secretly thrilled, she responded.
As she fell asleep that night, Lorna knew she would never forget her first date and first kiss. Nor her fortieth birthday.