Date Nights on a Budget

Date Nights on a Budget

We all know how expensive dating can be, whether it’s going out for a meal or to the zoo or theme park etc. But what about ideas for some inexpensive or free date nights? I’m going to give you a list of free or cheap date night ideas for you and your partner to do together!

Date Night Ideas on a Budget

  • Go for a picnic at your favourite spot
  • Go for a long cycle ride together
  • Pack a lunch and go sit by the river and feed the ducks
  • Make your own pizzas and dessert
  • Make your own burgers and watch a movie together
  • Play board games you’ve never played or old ones you haven’t played in a while
  • Have competitions on the Wii/Xbox/PS and order in a pizza
  • Read a book to each other or together
  • Bake a cake together
  • Go to the beach
  • Have a barbecue
  • Have a fire in the backyard and watch the sunset together
  • Go to your local cinema on deal days (our local Vue does a cheap Monday deal)
  • Stay up all night having a movie marathon of your favourite film series
  • Buy facemasks and scrubs to do your own spa and movie night
  • Visit Ikea and browse all the things you’ll buy when you have your own place
  • See if there are any film festivals showing at your local park
  • Go to your closest airport and watch planes take off and land
  • Find a cheap spa trip on Groupon
  • Go to a museum, lots of them are free
  • Cycle to the local park and do some exercise together
  • Make something crafty together such as T-Shirts (pictured below)
  • Create a movie night box and watch a new film together on Netflix (my movie night box is pictured below)
I hope you found some ideas from this post! Let me know in the comments what some of your affordable date night ideas are. Until next time. Love, Vee x

The Boyfriend Tag

The Boyfriend Tag

So I’ve wanted to do the boyfriend tag for a while and I finally made Oliver answer some questions about me.

I’ll be writing his answer down first and then I’ll respond to whether it’s right or not!

1. Where did we meet?

Virtual: On MeetMe
Physical: At Norwich Train station

✔️

2. Where was our first date?

Nandos and cinema to watch Jurrasic World

✔️

3. What was your first impression of me?

I thought you were cute

I don’t know if this is true but I hope it is 😂

4. When did you meet my family?

First time I came to Norwich

✔️

5. Do I have any weird obsessions? If so, what…

Yeah, Taylor Swift.

Not weird, just a fangirl.

6. How long have we been together?

4 and a half years

✔️

7. Do we have any ‘traditions’?

We have had some that go on for a month or so and then they stop. We tend to go to TGI Fridays when we celebrate something.

✔️

8. Where was our first holiday?

Portugal.

✔️

9. What was the first thing you noticed about me?

I thought you had big eyes.

I did have huge eyes but he says they’ve shrunk 😂😭

10. What is my favourite restaurant?

TGI Fridays

✔️

11. What do we argue about the most?

Before we moved in we argued about moving in together.

Yup. ✔️

12. Who wears the trousers in the relationship?

Me.

✔️

13. If I am watching tv, what am I watching?

Friends, Gilmore Girls, Jane The Virgin, Love Island.

I also have a bit of an obsession with Greys Anatomy now.

14. What is one food I do not like?

Vanilla ice cream.

I also hate soup and jacket potatoes.

15. What drink do I order if we go out for a meal?

Water but now you’re not such a tight arse you now order diet coke.

True. What can I say? I’m earning now😂

16. What size are my feet?

5

❌ Size 6 actually

17. What is my favourite kind of sandwich?

Ploughman’s

I don’t really have a favourite but I do eat a lot of ploughman’s and ham and mustard sandwiches.

18. What is one talent I have?

Your ability to creep around undetected.

This is true. I scare everyone ✔️

19. What would I eat everyday if I could?

Pizza 🍕

✔️

20. What is my favourite Cereal?

Choc pillows

YASSS ✔️

21. Where was our first kiss?

On your bed.

It sounds dirty but it’s not. We had been dating online for a few months and the first time I met him we were at home with my family because I was too anxious to go out😂

22. What colour are my eyes?

Green

❌ Blue!

23. Who is my best friend?

Angie.

✔️ And you.

24. What is something you do that I wish you wouldn’t do?

Put my clothes on the floor instead of the wash basket.

Yup. Bingo ✔️

25. What kind of cake would you bake me on my birthday?

Chocolate cake.

Half true. My favourite cake is coffee and walnut.

26. What can I spend hours doing?

Moaning

Urm no. ❌

27. If I could live anywhere where would it be?

NYC

✔️

So there you have it! He can be a tit sometimes but he’s my tit. How about you all try this tag, I’d love to see the answers😂

Book Review: Second Best Friend

Book Review: Second Best Friend

In this week’s post I’ll be reviewing Second Best Friend by Non Pratt!

Blurb

Jade and Becky are best friends, but when Jade’s ex-boyfriend lets on that everyone thinks Becky is the better of the two, Jade finds herself noticing just how often she comes second to her best friend. There’s nothing Jade is better at than Becky. So when Jade is voted in as Party Leader ahead of her school’s General Election only to find herself standing against Becky, Jade sees it as a chance to prove herself. If there’s one thing she can win, it’s this election – even if it means losing her best friend.

Review

The overall theme of the book is about friendship and how that means more to us than anything else. The moral of the story is to not compare yourself to others as we do all the time based on looks, social media etc.

I warmed to some of the characters but it was hard for me to like Becky or even Jade some of the time.

I also didn’t enjoy the ending. Not only was it unrealistic but it made me think Jade isn’t actually sorry for what she’s done. It all seems a bit too good to be true that your friend would forgive you instantly after spouting rumours.

Also, if you’re such good friends, would you not talk about your worries to each other instead of letting a boy get between you?

I think the moral of the story is better suited to younger readers whereas older ones may find this a bit young and far fetched.

If you have read Second Best Friend, what did you think of it?

Until next time, love, Vee x

Autumn Date Night Ideas

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Autumn Date Ideas

  • Go pumpkin/apple picking
  • Carve pumpkins and make funny or spooky faces
  • Make a list of horror movies you want to watch and check them off as you go
  • Go trick or treating together
  • Have a spooky party
  • Make Halloween costumes together
  • Make sugar cookies
  • Create a new hot chocolate recipe 
  • Have a bonfire and make smores
  • Make a fort with blankets and eat popcorn
  • Learn a new recipe together that has pumpkin in
  • Make cinnamon roles together
  • Go for a walk in the woods and jump in the leaf piles
  • Buy a DIY candle making kit and make cinnamon/orange spiced candles
  • Go to a harvest festival together
  • Visit a haunted house/location
  • Bake a pumpkin pie together
  • Read spooky stories to each other
  • Watch that new crime show on Netflix
  • Collect acorns/conkers together and get crafty 
  • Make caramel apples
  • Go stargazing together and take a blanket and some snacks
  • Go on a haunted tour of your city
  • Go to a fairground
  • Go to your local pottery shop and do some DIY painting
  • Have a picnic in the woods
  • Go away for the weekend to a log cabin and get away from your phone
  • Take up a new hobby/class together
  • Make a fall wreath together
  • Have a look locally and see if there are any harvest/Halloween events going on in your area

I hope this list has given you some ideas! Let me know some of your autumn date night ideas in the comments. Until next time, love Vee x