Sweet Treats From Swizzels

AD | Gifted items and post includes affiliate links Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be all about grand gestures and expensive gifts. Sometimes, smaller more thoughtful gifts can be the way to go. I think as you get older the way that you celebrate certain special days is different, especially when you have a family. You start to think about what everyone would like. Children tend to try to steal whatever present you’ve got (I don’t even get to open mine any more) so sometimes they need to be really family friendly. One of my absolute

Gift Ideas For Valentine’s Day

AD | Contains gifted items Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away but there’s plenty of time to get a gift for your loved one. Today I’m sharing some ideas for things either myself or John would like. Do let me know which is your favourite or if you know someone who would like something! One of the most popular things to do for Valentine’s Day is to go out for a meal with your loved one. However, going on the day can cost a lot of money but there are other things you

Looking Back At Our Wedding With Motif

AD | Gifted item With Valentine’s Day just around the corner it got me thinking back to our wedding. This year we’ll be celebrating our 7th anniversary and it honestly feels like it wasn’t that long ago. I used to have photos printed out all the time but now that we have Erin and a living room overtaken by toys, photo albums just take up a lot of room. But, I want to remember the special memories and I want Erin to be able to see the pictures too. So, when I was asked to

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Over £20

AD – Gifted items If you’re looking for some ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts, here are some to think about. Gifts don’t have to work on an individual basis for Valentine’s Day. As this is a celebration about love I thought these matching name cushions from GiftPup were a really nice idea. I love that we now have our own cushions and they can’t get mixed up. These are super comfortable as well! Not too long ago we were sent this beautiful personalised star map from GreaterSkies (full review coming tomorrow). These star maps can show the

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas Under £20

AD – We received items to include in this post. All opinions are our own.  There was once a time when we were able to spend whatever we wanted on occasions such as birthdays or Valentine’s Day. Now that we’re a family with other things to prioritise we try to keep costs down and do things on a budget where possible. Also, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to cost a fortune if you don’t want it to. With that in mind, here are some lovely Valentine’s Day gift ideas that are all under £20! If, like us, you really

An Early Valentine’s Meal With Buy A Gift

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Thursday this year it means that John will be working and Erin will be at nursery so I’ll be spending the majority of the day on my own. So, when Buy A Gift got in touch to talk to us about their experiences perfect for Valentine’s Day we picked a three course meal at Prezzo to enjoy ourselves. My sister nicely offered to take Erin to the bowling alley in Norwich to play on the arcades while John and I shared our very first child free meal in two

Celebrating Valentine’s Day As A Family

Up until recently John and I have never been in a situation where we could go out together on our own without Erin. We don’t speak to the majority of John’s family and my family don’t live near us at all. Fortunately, my sister is living with us at the moment so we have had a bit more opportunity to have some time to ourselves. However, Valentine’s Day is not a thing for a husband and wife alone in our house but it’s a family affair. If you’re quite similar to us then there are

5 Favourite Films To Watch This Valentine’s Day

Now, if you’re spending Valentine’s Day with a loved one this year then a great way to do this is to curl up and watch a movie together. Traditionally these should be romantic films but they don’t really have to be if you don’t want them to be. I’m sure me and John have watched horror films in past years. Still, with romance in the air, here are 5 of my favourite films to watch this Valentine’s Day. Pretty Woman I think this was probably one of the first real films that I remember watching.