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Things To Do This Valentines for Singles and Couples

Valentine’s Day is less than 10 days away, and I am already being asked how I am going to spend the Romantic Day.

Everyone thinks that Valentine’s Day is about going out on dates, roses, presents and chocolate, but it doesn’t actually have to be. You can spend the Day with a loved one doing nothing (what I will be most likely doing), spend time with friends, family or be single and do absolutely nothing!

I had the pleasure of participating in this Valentine’s Day-themed blog collaboration, alongside 14 other bloggers. They’ll also be posting related content over the next few days. Make sure to follow their blogs and social accounts through the links I have shared at the end of this post!

Things to do this Valentines: For Singles and Couples

I’ve been both single and in a relationship for several valentines, and I’ve enjoyed myself on both occasions. So today I am going to share with you seven tips on how to enjoy yourself whether you are single or in a relationship. 

1. Give out Valentine Cards 

Whether you’re single or in a relationship, you can still take part in Valentine’s Day celebrations (if you want to of course).

You can give or make a gift for valentines for your friends, colleagues, siblings or anyone you want too! I think it can be a lot of fun (if you want it to be) and a great way to make someone feel good. You can pick up valentines at your local retail store or try making your own. I would suggest Canva maybe!

happy galentines girl

Singles – this is a great time to send a gift to your friends FYI it doesn’t have to be Valentine’s card!

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Couples – why not be creative this year and make your own Valentines cards (it saves money!)

2. Valentines Hang Out

Spend some time with your family, friends and anyone else you love! This will let them know how much you care about them. There is so much you could get up to:

  • go out for dinner – maybe Shard 
  • have a party
  • have a sleepover
  • go dancing
  • play board games
  • stay in and do nothing (love this one)
  • cook a big meal
  • watch some movies – Nextflix and Chill, eh! 

Singles – we get so busy with work and home life that we don’t always have enough time for each other. Try reconnecting with a friend that you haven’t seen for a while. Have dinner or lunch and catch up on the good old days!

Couples – likewise, we get so busy with work and home life that we don’t always have enough time for each other. Why not spend this Day really connecting with each other (if you know what I mean haha)

3. Go on holiday!!

go on a romantic valentine getaway!

I am always going to tell you to go on a quick weekend getaway! It doesn’t have to be expensive, either! There are lots of deals on lastminute.com, Wowcher, SecretEscapes and even Groupon! A cheeky getaway to Paris will be nice.

Have a look, book, pack your bags and getaway! Need help with your packing? Here this will help you – An Expert Guide: What to Pack for a Weekend Getaway and for places to go then – 4 Romantic Weekend European Getaways for Couples will help you out!

Singles – grab your closest friends or a family member and pack for a cheeky getaway! You will enjoy yourself, trust me!

Couples – grab your partner and book a trip and spend some time away!

4. Enjoy your current relationship status

I said earlier that I’ve been both single and in a relationship during the great Valentines day! And I can safely say I haven’t been bothered by the date! EVER! Maybe I am lying haha! 

But I do think that it’s essential to enjoy your current status whatever it is! When the time is right, you will get precisely what you want.

Enjoy your current valentine status. Things to do this Valentines: For Singles and Couples

Singles – You can make a list of the things you’re good at, what you’re most proud of so far and what your goals are. It can also include what you bring to the table. 

Things to do this Valentines: For Singles and Couples

Couples – You can also make a list of things you love about your partner and what you’re most proud of them achieving since you’ve known them.

5. Treat yourself

Yes, live your best life! Spend Valentine’s Day and treat yourself! Here are things you can do on the Day:

  • watch your favourite movie/TV show
  • take a long ass bubble bath
  • listen to your fave music
  • shop for something you’ve been saving for
  • indulge in your favourite food
  • write in your journal
  • take a day trip to your favourite place
  • write in a journal
  • paint or draw
  • dance to your favourite album

6. Valentines Day for all Singles and Couples

I understand that everyone has different opinions on (and preferred ways to spend) Valentine’s Day.

When I’m in a couple, I enjoy making a nice dinner with my partner and watch a movie. 
When I am single, I enjoy making a nice dinner and watching a movie by myself.

The difference? Nothing. The only changes are who I do it with.

7. Ask for support

If you’re feeling really down on Valentine’s Day (or any other day of the year), which is absolutely normal. It’s essential to ask for help. Self-care and Compassion is such an essential tool around this time.  

If you are feeling low, I would suggest contacting your local Samaritans or local Mind.

I hope you enjoyed reading my list of Things to do this Valentines: For Singles and Couples

What about you? How will you be celebrating Valentines this year? Be sure to subscribe to for the next post.

February 2020 Valentine’s Blog Collab Schedule

Day 1: @perselem will be posting a romantic getaway to Sardinia, Italy. You can check out her blog here: https://www.perselem.blog, Twitter here: https://twitter.com/perselem and Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/perselem

Day 2: @bamboopanda27 will be posting a Valentines Poem. You can check out her blog here: https://www.introvertedcreativity.com, Twitter here: https://twitter.com/bamboopanda27 and Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/bamboopanda27/

Day 3: @lablogbeaute will be posting a guide on planning a romantic Valentines night in. You can check out her blog here: https://www.lablogbeaute.co.uk, Twitter here: https://twitter.com/lablogbeaute and Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/lablogbeaute

Day 4: That’s my blog post! You have just read it ?

Day 5: @kellyreportblog will be posting a guide to Valentines day on a budget. You can check out her blog here: https://www.kellydianereport.co.uk, Twitter here: https://twitter.com/kellyreportblog and Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/kellydiane94

Day 6: @karaleecupcake will be posting a Valentines dessert recipe. You can check out her blog here: https://www.talesofbelle.com, Twitter here: https://twitter.com/karaleecupcake and Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/karaleecupcake

Day 7: @mrssleejones will be posting a simple gift guide for Valentines. You can check out her blog here: https://www.mrssleejones.com, Twitter here: https://twitter.com/mrssleejones and Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/ransleejones

Day 8: TBC

Day 8: @_myanxiouslife will be posting about why should we bother with valentines? You can check out her blog here: https://myanxiouslife.co.uk, Twitter here: https://Twitter.com/_myanxiouslife and Instagram here: https://instagram.com/my.anxiouslife

Day 9: @_itsjustjessie_ will be posting a gifts (or not) Valentines guide. You can check out her blog here: https://www.wondererandtraveler.wordpress.com, Twitter here: https://twitter.com/_itsjustjessie_ and Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/jessiexmills

Day 10: @cozystylist will be posting a Valentines gift guide. You can check out her blog here: https://www.cozystylist.com, Twitter here: https://twitter.com/cozystylist and Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/all_things_cozy

Day 11: @themakeupbybeth will be posting a Valentines make-up tutorial. You can check out her blog here: https://www.themakeupbybeth.com, Twitter here: https://twitter.com/themakeupbybeth and Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/themakeupbybeth

Day 12: @_athenachristy will be posting Valentines inspired outfits for women. You can check out her blog here: https://www.athenachristy.wordpress.com, Twitter here: https://twitter.com/_athenachristy

Day 13: @chimmykins will be posting about what her parents taught her about relationships. You can check out her blog here: https://www.chimmyville.co.uk, Twitter here: https://twitter.com/chimmykins and Instagram here:  https://www.instagram.com/chimmykins88

Day 14: @luvandlifestyle will be posting a personal account of how my fiance first told me he loves me. You can check out her blog here: https://www.luvandlifestyle.com, Twitter here: https://twitter.com/luvandlifestyle and Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/luvandlifestyle

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4 Romantic Weekend European Getaways for Couples

I have to say I also love a romantic weekend getaways. With long workdays and everyday life, you have to admit a getaway is a must to keep things alive and fresh. There are so many places to get away with a loved one. It can be a colourful hotspot, city breaks, charming beach towns and more.

Of course, I understand that every couple is different and has various taste when travelling with a loved one. This year I went on a few weekend getaways, some for romance and others for celebrations and I thought it would be good to start a travel couple series.

5 perfect weekend getaways for couples

Copenhagen, Denmark 

Copenhagen is a city that’s founded on the water, and you’re never far from one of the canals or the harbour-side.

You can easily see a lot of Copenhagen on a long weekend getaway. Nyhaven was a favourite spot for a stroll for my partner and me. It has pretty coloured merchant houses and plenty of cafes to sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere while the small bridge that crosses it has a collection of love locks similar to those found in Rome and Paris.

romantic weekend getaway

Note: Copenhagen is quite an expensive European country, so it’s advised to plan well ahead before going. I stayed at the WakeUp Copenhagen Hotel, which was reasonable for the price we paid.

You can find out more things to do in Copenhagen – A Day with MBV In Copenhagen

Italy, Bologna 

OASIS

Italy is a great country to visit for a long romantic weekend getaway. I would suggest Bologna. Bologna is the lively, historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy. There is so much history and romance in this city.

ITALY

You can easily see a lot of Bologna in long romantic weekend getaways. Finestrella di Via Piella you reach the famous window on the Canale delle Moline and the bridge, both overlooking the canal. Looking out among the buildings, you can see one of the few stretches of running water.

Sweden, Arild

SWEDEN

Arild is a train away from Copenhagen. It is situated in Höganäs Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with only 522 inhabitants. I stayed in a hotel surrounded by a mountain, with a sea which I would say is beautiful for a morning stroll. The Hotel Rusthållargården was very old fashioned, with lovely stone walls and full windows.

Sweden like Copenhagen is quite a pricey country, so proper planning is useful before you visit.

romantic weekend getaway IN SWEDEN

France, Paris  

romantic weekend getaway in PARIS

Yes! Paris is one of my favourite romantic weekend getaways. Paris, France’s capital, is a major European city and a global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. I would always go to Paris for a cheeky romantic getaway!

There are so many romantic activities to do like the famous Eiffel Tower, dinner at KONG and more.

You can find out more things to do Paris – France Paris: A 3 Day Romantic Trip In Paris

KONG

Thank you for reading my post. I have a few things lined up on couple travelling, so be sure to subscribe for the new blog post.

Do you have any romantic getaway suggestions – leave a comment below, and let’s add these to our bucket list (if you have one). Read the related post – An Expert Guide: What to Pack for a Weekend Getaway.

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France Paris: A 3 Day Romantic Trip In Paris

I absolutely love Paris. Like anywhere, I always have a different experience when I visit the known capital of love. Paris is exceptional and is a great romantic getaway. I managed to book a package deal with Secret Escapes for a 3-day trip with flights, hotel and Disneyland tickets for £289pp. I wrote about this recently in ‘Where Dreams Come True: My Experience at Disneyland Paris’. Today I want to focus on my 3 day romantic trip in Paris. See the breakdown below:

3-day trip with flights, hotel and Disneyland tickets for £289pp.

Day 1 – A view of Paris

We landed at Charles de Gaulle Airport very early in the morning. I think we arrived at like 8 am in the morning! I thought this was great because we would have a full day in Paris.
We stayed at the B&B Disneyland Hotel (it wasn’t the most luxurious hotel I’ve stayed in and there are a number of hotel option to stay in), and locating the hotel on google maps wasn’t the easiest.

There were so many options and routes. The first option was to buy a single for the hotel, which cost €38.99 for two people. The second option was to get a travel card which would allow us to travel the whole of Paris for a week at just €22.89 each, (you need a passport photo for this). We decided that it would be smarter to go with the second option.

We managed to get to the hotel at around 10 am!! When we got there, we were told that we had to wait till 3 pm before we could enter our rooms! The was hella long! I think because of the shock on our faces they allowed us to enter the rooms at 1.30 pm. We had a little nap, freshened up and headed back into Paris. Of course, we headed to the Effile Tower and had a photoshoot literally. See the pictures below.

NB: When booking a romantic trip package ask relevant questions like when is check-in at the hotel etc.

We finished the night at a lovely Asian restaurant called Le Point De Sichuan and headed back to our hotel.

Day 2 – My Birthday Disneyland ?

After a lovely day trip to Paris, it was time to be a BIG kid and head over to Disneyland. We first did Alice’s Curious Labyrinth, which was a maze that took forever to go through! Then tried out a few rides. Unfortunately, Walt Disney Studios Park but Disneyland Park was a better option if I do say so myself.

We then headed back to the hotel to have some dinner and catch a nap before the fireworks.

P.S for more photos at Disneyland head over to Where Dreams Come True: My Experience at Disneyland Paris

Day 3 – Another romantic trip to Paris

The final day was also beautiful; we woke up early to have breakfast. Then checked out of our hotel room. We had a late flight so paid to lock our suitcases in their lockers and headed to Paris. We made more time to see more of the sites on Day 3:

  • Louvre Museum
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Place des Vosges
  • Palace of Versailles

We ended the trip at KONG, a lovely restaurant that serves some of the best Asian food I’ve ever tasted.


Hope you enjoyed my break down in Paris Have you ever been? What are your thoughts?

I think a post on a romantic trip is in process. In the meantime, have you had a romantic trip? Name a few below.

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AmeriKKKa | 90s Baby Show

I went to the Black Lives Matter March. For me it was fresh and on my mind – listen to me discuss the issues that are happening still in 2016! “It ain’t safe in AmeriKKKa, as matter of fact it ain’t safe in most places in the world for black people.

Why don’t we just go back to Africa where we are the majority and accepted?
Must be like or enjoy what’s happening to us right?

THEY keep saying All Lives Matter, but black ones clearly don’t. What people need to understand is Black Lives Matter is not created to make one race feel more superior than another. its actually a battle for equality.

In this episode we draw on some memorable speeches and interviews from the past and give our own take on things with Guest from here and America

How confused we are.
How annoyed we are.
How stressed we are.
How scared we are.

But we are sure God has a plan. Will non-violent protests help, will violent protests make things worse.

We pose the question: Riot or March? is it time to pick up a sign or pick up a Brick and launch it through the nearest shop window?

There has to be a light at the end of this racist tunnel. Making our lives better will not make THEIR lives worse”

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