Despite the oodles and oodles of university work, assignment reading and everything else stressful and frustrating that’s cluttering up my diary, there are still so many things I have to be thankful for, and I don’t think that all those things and people get enough credit. So today, I’m doing a little post of appreciation.
I always love an excuse to put on my metaphoric apron (since I often forget to wear one) and make something delicious and Valentine’s day is the perfect excuse. Plus, I actually get to make some money in the process. I have a small ‘business’ where I bake cakes, cupcakes and other confectionery for people for their desired special occasions. As you can imagine, Valentine’s day creates a few orders for my bank account. So, instead of the traditional celebrations of candlelit dinner’s and intimate activities, my boyfriend and I spent the last two days whipping up a storm of desserts in the kitchen. Hence, my inspiration for today’s post. Valentine’s day, like any holiday, comes with the prerequisite for lots of sugar and given the fact that I’ve spent a lot of time baking, I thought I’d share a list of my favourite Valentine’s day desserts. I hope reading this post makes you as hungry as I’ve felt baking half this stuff – enjoy!
Love is in the air, there is an abundance of heart-shaped confectionery everywhere and the pressure for what to do on this day of romance is building. While I love all of the themed chocolate I can get my hands on and love romance in general, the overwhelming pressure to celebrate this day in a sweet, meaningful way can be a bit much. What happens if you can’t afford to go to an expensive restaurant? What do you do if you pulled out all the stops last year but now this year have no idea what to do? What if you’re single and don’t have a date for the night? What do you do if you honestly feel like spending the evening in your sweats and would rather not be seen in public, but don’t want to seem sad and lonely? Oh, this pressure! I don’t know how we cope with it year after year. Well if you want some ideas for fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s day, keep reading!
As soon as we flip the calendar page from January to February, one significant day of the new month comes to mind. Valentine’s day! The moment we shift into Feb, much like the seemingly overnight decorating for Christmas in November, everything is all red, pink hearts and candy. By the way, why are sweets and chocolate such a significant aspect of all holidays? Well, seeing as it is now officially February and I have yet to enter a store where I can escape hints of this lovey-dovey holiday, I thought why not embrace it? Anyone who knows me knows that I am a sucker for anything that falls into the romance genre, and this run-up to Valentine’s day is the best time to welcome said romance genre into our lives. That being said, what better way to get ready for love than by watching romance/rom-com movies? For all you opposed to these sappy, corny love stories, too bad! Love is in the air, Valentine’s Day is approaching which means that for now, if this isn’t your favourite holiday of the year, you may just have to suck it up and try to dull your anti-valentine’s day urges with vast amounts of chocolate (which is in bountiful supply at the moment). Now that that is done, here are ten romance films to get you ready and in the loving mood for Valentines Day!
The Christmas songs and movies all mention it briefly, but this really is the season to be jolly and the most wonderful time of the year. There are so many things that make this time special, including the fact that we have to wait all year just to enjoy it. Now everyone has their own reasons as to why the holidays are the best, but for a little Christmas special, and seeing as I have been speaking so much about it over the month, I thought I’d share with you all the reasons why I love Christmas and hence why it is my favourite time of the year.
There are many opportunities to give gifts to your significant other throughout the year. There are more obvious occasions like Christmas, Birthdays and Valentines Day. But, there are also anniversary dates, and these could be monthly anniversaries or yearly anniversaries (whichever ones you celebrate together). The only problem with all these chances to give gifts is you can sometimes struggle to think of something to give, or you might even be out of ideas because you’ve already been together for a while. Or sometimes your partner is just difficult to buy gifts for (I know how this feels believe me). So today I’d like to give you all, who might need an idea or two for your next gift, a few suggestions of sweet gifts to give your significant other. For all of you who are struggling to think of a gift idea for your next gift-giving occasion, no need to panic! Here are ten ideas you can use the next time you want to spoil your partner. Just a heads up though, most of these gifts do take some amount of time to prepare and are personal or homemade because I think that those kinds of gifts have the most meaning to them.
Long distance relationships. Sometimes in life, relationships have to adapt to the way life goes, and sometimes, that means choosing to have a long distance relationship. Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with having a long distance relationship. A lot of people are in them, and they stay together through the period they are apart and manage everything just fine, but don’t let this fool you into thinking it is always easy. Just like a relationship where you live five minutes away from each other, long distance relationships still take effort, work and commitment from both people. For those of you who are in long distance relationships or have been in one before, I’m sure that you can agree that it is not always easy. Sometimes problems crop up, and there are issues or concerns, and the distance makes it harder to deal with them. The trick is not to let the distance become the problem.
If you are looking for tips or advice on how to get through it, keep reading to discover the ten tips I have learnt in handling long distance relationships