Showing posts with label #love. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #love. Show all posts

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Keeping The Spark Alive When You Have Kids

When you first get with your partner, your now husband or wife, I can guarantee that you don’t think things will ever change between you. A spark might fly every time you catch one another gazing into each other's eyes, you go out, you enjoy each others company and life seems good. Fast forward to now and you have children, a house that it chaotic, perhaps pets to deal with and a total of zero time for one another. Sound familiar? While you are probably navigating the ship that is a family life together, it is still important to ensure that you spend some time on your relationship. After all, it is the glue that sticks it all together. I wanted to share with you some of the ways you can keep the spark alive. It might be something you do once every few years or something you make a more regular thing, but the investment is worth it.


Let’s talk about the biggie, a couples only holiday

The big one is, of course, the chance to go away on holiday just you two. This may be something you work towards for when the children are a little older. Perhaps planning a once in a lifetime trip that sees you take in the sights and sounds of locations like Costa Rica, starting your journey at the Courtyard San Jose Airport Alajuela, enjoying a cruise along the Panama Canal, taking in the glorious beaches of Los Cabos in Mexico and taking a road trip around some of the iconic states of the USA. Just a few suggestions there on your bucket list, but it is definitely something to daydream about and plan for the future.

A cheeky night away

Something not as far reaching as a holiday is a night away together and this can work wonders for your relationship. It may only happen on special occasions like birthdays, but these once or twice year opportunities are just what the doctor ordered in terms of reconnection and time to rekindle the romance. It doesn't even need to be anywhere too far or elaborate, often the time you get far outweighs anything else.

A date night

Date nights are one of those things that many couples argue they don’t need, and while it shouldn't take fates to keep your romance alive, they can really help you just enjoy each others company in a different setting. The cinema, a meal out of a coffee date is often enough.

A date at home

Not all of us have the luxury of extra funds to do what we want when we want and so dates at home have become really popular. Taking it in turns to cook, watching box sets or choosing different films to enjoy. It can be a great way to spend quality time without leaving your front door, and the best part of it is you can do it in your pyjamas.

Simple communication daily

Finally, something that can be done daily to keep the spark alive is communication. You don’t need to debate worldly affairs or the latest revelation in politics, but you can discuss each others day, no matter how mundane or boring you think it may sound. Openly discussing what you have done gives insight into each other's lives and it can be the simplest way to just strike up a conversation and be in a moment together.

I hope these ideas help you keep the spark alive in your relationship when you have kids.

Monday, 20 November 2017

...Wedding Photos...


We just received our professional photos!
Over 700 of them, I'm not sharing them all but he a just a handful of my favourites.
Jon and I both hate our photograph being taken so we were extra judgemental over all the ones of ourselves but the more I look at them, the more I start to like them.


Matthew from Mdknightphotography really was great and managed to capture everyone having a great time.

The day was amazing and it couldn't have gone any better. 
My mum did a fab job at being my wedding planner and without her it wouldn't have been what it was.

It wasn't a big do it was very small and low key, but that is just how Jon and I wanted it to be.
I'm not going to say too much as I could ramble on for years. 
I'll probably write a proper post when I find the right words on how to describe it.

Enjoy x


Ru and his Uncle Ben



Ozzy and Veronica our Reverend.





Father of the Bride!

Isla & Esme my nieces.



The vows

Noah getting to do his bit..

The best men - Nicky and Steve

My mum doing her reading

Jon's sister Jenni doing her reading




Mum, Dan (my brother) Dad and the twins.

My gramps

After the Father of the Brides speech



The local Pizza Van.





Dan and Isla.







Sam and the twins

My Gran and Dan

Kelly

First dance was with my dad, as Jon can't dance with his back.


My auntie Mel and Cousin Sarah.

Sam

Jenni & Ben

Gramps & Eileen.



Dress - asos
Flowers & Crown - Swaffham Florist
Converse - Schuh
Cake - Buns Of Fun

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Seven Days Of Stationery

This past week has been National Stationery Week and to celebrate it's awesomeness I'm going to share my 7 photos with you.

Each day had it's own theme and lots of people got involved by sharing different pictures for it.

Monday was Pen & Pencil Day.
For this photo I used some of Noah's stationery hoard, as the twins and Ru have destroyed my pencils.


Tuesday was Get Crafty.
Unfortunately I couldn't really get crafty on Tuesday as I was busy all day, but this is a picture of the boys from the last weekend, getting their craft on!


Wednesday was National Stationery Day!

So for this photo, I'm sharing all the amazing stationery I was sent to test out.
It's been a long time since I treated myself to new pens and notebooks, so it felt a little bit like Christmas Day.
I spent ages trying out all the different pens and markers.
I adore the two notebooks, and I have started one as a bullet journal and I'm really enjoying doing it daily.


Thursday was Thank You Thursday!
Gold pens are just the bees knees when it comes to writing Thank You notes and this edding Gold Marker is the number one when it comes to Gold marker pens!


Friday was Fountain Pen Friday!
I haven't used a fountain pen since I was secondary school, the moment I popped the ink cartridge in, my love for them flashed right back.
There really isn't anything nicer than writing a list with a fountain pen.
This pen has become a firm favourite for using in my bullet journal.


Saturday was Signature Saturday!
Obviously this isn't my real signature but if I was famous this would be my autograph.
Nice and simple.
This thin edding calligraphy pen is amazing and I really really want to learn how to use it properly.


Last but not least,
Sunday was Write A Letter Day.
Nothing quite beats receiving a letter in the mail.
Since email and text messages have come along its not something I do often, but every now and then I like to shut myself in my room and write a letter to a friend.
Writing a letter in a way is rather therapeutic and you can get quite a lot out using a pen and a piece of paper.


This years National Stationery Week Sponsors were:

www.sheaffer.com.

Premium writing instruments manufacturer Sheaffer have been making trustworthy and fashionable pens for generations. They’ve been involved with National Stationery Week since its inception and understand why ‘Writing Matters.’

Nuco is the leading creator in functional and eye-catching notebooks. 
Their extensive range combines function with fashion, making writing both cool and stylish.  

 To find out more about National Stationery Week, why not check out the website here.


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