Friday, 5 February 2016

Valentine’s – what counts, the thought or the price tag?‏

I've never really been one for celebrating Valentines Day, I spent the day with Sarah last year and will be doing the same again this year (sorry Martyn). I don't need a designated day to show my love for someone but I did enjoy getting into the spirit of things by making my home nice and cosy ready for a night in with a good movie, a slice of cake and my loved one this weekend. 

You don't need to spend a fortune to get something lovely and thoughtful for your partner or create a special night in. Two dine in for £10, get cosy under a blanket in your PJs ready to watch your favourite movie and voilà, you're sorted. Well that's what I did anyway...

Julien MacDonald PJs

love heart fairy lights


My PJs and pretty lantern were both from Matalan who have created a Valentines Gift Guide with plenty of budget ideas. The sponge recipe is super simple and can be found here, I just added some jam and coconut because it is much easier then trying to ice a cake. I didn't want to be getting worked up about piping icing when I was supposed to be having a relaxing evening in.

picture of a red jam sponge cake

Why not gift something or plan something a little bit different this year? I would say go on a picnic but Storm Imogen is approaching the UK and a picnic would be a total wash out but why not try one of the following: go to a gig, plan a road trip, create a scrapbook filled with special moment or just take some time out from a busy working week to be alone with someone you love for  few hours with no distractions(turn your phone off!)?

I hope you all enjoy February 14th no matter what your plans are, single, married or totally against the whole thing. 

xoxo


Gemma
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6 comments:

  1. i totally agree on the not spending a lot! spending time with each other is enough, not just on valentines, but other days too

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  2. those lights are so cute! I'm not a V-Day believer, I much prefer random acts of love, it's the thought that counts and V-Day seems too forced for me

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  3. Nice photos! I totally agree on the night in, sounds much better than going out on this particular day haha.

    meimei xx
    www.meimeisays.co.uk

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  4. I've been married 10 years this year, we used to be quite good at celebrating valentines but to be honest now I'm not too fussed. I agree that a dine in meal and a nice bottle of red will got the bill nicely!

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  5. I am liking the look of the cake and now having said I want nothing for Valentines Day, I am regretting that comment!

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  6. I did a photo scrapbook for my other half and he loved it!

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