Today I am throwing it back to a time, pre-children, where James and I would get all dressed up, go out for dinner and celebrate another Valentines Day spent together. It is safe to say this hasn’t happened for a few years now.
One of my goals for 2018, alongside ‘make myself a priority’, is to re-fall in love with James. Not that we have fallen out of love but we have definitely put our relationship on the back burner since having the girls. So when Debenhams got into contact to see if I wanted to get involved with their upcoming Valentines Day campaign I think I literally bit their hand off!
As part of the campaign they have treated James and I to a gift experience for two with over 990 experiences all over the UK. When I first saw the experiences to choose from I thought I would be all daring and book for us to do a bungee jump or a romantic horse ride through the new forest. But when I saw a one night stay with dinner at Shendish Manor I just knew this was the one for us! The thought of having an adult conversation over dinner, getting all dressed up (complete with no snot marks) and having a full nights sleep with no interruptions was just too good to pass up!! Plus Shendish Manor is the place we plan on having our wedding reception one day.
Now not only did Debenhams send us a gift experience but also a gift voucher to spend on their huge range of Valentines gifts. I honestly spent an age browsing trying to think of something to get the man who has everything! So I’ve thrown caution to the wind and treated myself. After all this is all about rediscovering us.
I shopped with our Valentines Day stay in mind. I treated myself to some new pyjamas for our overnight stay, my favourite ever perfume, a new top to wear to dinner, a new mascara and lipstick to help me feel a million dollars!