I’m kicking off Feburary with a post which will hopefully help you celebrate Valentine’s Day to its fullest without breaking the bank. Dave and I had mini brainstorming session thinking about a few of the affordable things we like to do together. I know we certainly won’t be doing anything lavish this Valentine’s day- moving is expensive and we need kitchen utensils more than an expensive night out!
- Make something ordinary special. Dave and I cook at home almost every day, but we rarely make an event out of it. So Valentines is a good excuse for us to set the table with some flowers or candles, plan out a nice meal for us to cook together. I always listen to music in the kitchen and make Dave dance with me- so at least we move enough to have earned a fab dessert! To make our evening even a little more special we make our own cocktails, I’m obsessed with a Gin Fizz cocktail at the moment.
- Go for a stroll. I know this sounds boring on paper, and not especially pleasant in February (I seriously need to toughen up if I’m to survive winter in Canada) but trust me. The difference between Dave and I spending time in front of the television compared to going for a walk is that we really get to talk. At home we’re quite bad for scrolling through our phones in silence. When we’re out we get the chance to talk about anything and everything! I always return home feeling satisfied and brimming with new ideas about the future.
- Serious at home movie night. Dim the lights, get the snacks and put electronics away. Going to the cinema (in the UK at least) is seriously expensive so save a small fortune and create an intimate film screening at home. *sofa fort is optional
- Go through your memories. I bought Dave this memory box for Christmas years ago. It’s now full of trinkets and tickets from our life together. I love reminiscing so to me this is a great activity to pass an afternoon at home. My family love to do this with old embarrassing photographs!