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5 fun ideas to keep the spark alive

Whether you’re trying to conceive or you already have rug rats, when you’re in a long-term relationship it can be hard to keep the spark alive. A passionate marriage doesn’t just happen. It takes work, but it’s the best kind of work. You don’t need to buy in to the commercialization of Valentine’s Day to use it as an excuse to do something out of the ordinary together.

Here are 5 ideas to get you thinking about how you can connect with your beauty or your beau this V-Day… 

1. A second first date

Recreate where it all began, unless it was in some dingy nightclub… no, especially if it was in some dingy nightclub! Read full article here.

2. Play games

When was the last time you dusted off a board game or a deck of cards? Playing a game together is good clean fun and can be so much more rewarding than mindlessly watching the latest TV series. Read full article here. 

3. Pub trivia

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Valentine’s Day is mid-week this year so check out your local pub to find out whether they have a trivia night. Team work is fun. Read full article here.

4. A fitness class together

If you’re doing Feb Fast, you’ve started a round of fertility treatment, or you’re on a bit of a health kick, why don’t you check out a fitness class together after work? Pair up in boxing or get your ommm on in yoga; it can be pretty nice (and slightly amusing) to sweat it out together. #wholesomefun ;-)

5. A themed dinner + movie night at home

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This is what I think the hubster and I will be doing this year. It's a good one to do if you have kids already and you don't have the luxury of being about to head out for a romantic evening. You can still get in on the action by picking a movie and then cooking up a yummy dinner to eat while you're watching. Think spaghetti/zucchetti + meatballs with The Italian Job or a nice Bouillabaisse (fish stew) with The Intouchables (do yourself a favour and watch it!). Read full article here.