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Perfect movie night

perfect movie night

Perfect movie night

Long gone are the day’s for weekend’s being spent partying and friends being round until all hours, our idea of a perfect friday & saturday night is snuggle-up and spend the night in front of the TV watching movies, more often than not the boy’s have chosen the movies for the night, I get told “mum this is the perfect movie for the night” and guess what? yes you got it, it’s a scary movie……I hate scary movies!

Our most favorite movie day’s are ones where we stay in our pajamas all day, we call it “our cosy day”, we do no cooking, no cleaning, the door don’t get answered, our phones get switched off and we spend the day under our duvet in the lounge……..It’s bliss.

Of course you can’t have a movie without popcorn, I always get moaned at for burning the popcorn in the microwave so have been looking at other options to save my ears from a bashing in future. How cool is this retro popcorn machine, I saw it over on Amazon, it can make popcorn in minutes, it even comes with popcorn boxes so you get that cinema feel when watching your movie and eating your popcorn.

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With the boys picking the film we always like to watch a trailer of it on our IMDb app to check it is age appropriate before watching it. Check this 4K ultra HD Panasonic TV out, it fits four times as many pixels into the screen than even a full HD, leaving you with much more ultra fine detail giving you a crisper, clearer and sharper image, how cool would that be when snuggling up to watch a good film.

perfect movie nights

Myself and Ian like to enjoy a nice quiet evening watching a good film, we enjoy a take-away, nice bottle of wine or we’d lay out a nice spread of nibbles, light a few candles then sit back and relax.

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What’s your idea of a perfect movie night?

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Date Night

Date Night After 15 Year’s Married

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After being married nearly fifteen years all the effort with each other such as making time for each other, going out for romantic meals etc, it all seems to be a day of the past. Date night was something we said promissed each other was something we said we would make time for this year.

We said it doesn’t have to be anything fancy or expensive, just a nice quiet undisturbed night in with a nice take away and cheap bottle of wine would be perfect. With being working parents of teenagers who attend lots of after school sports activities we are always busy rushing here or there and evenings are always a mad rush, evenings are something we hardly see much of together with time to just relax together.

We Hardly Spend Time Together

Last week Ian had commented to me that he hardly see’s me these days since my return back to work, I have only gone back on a part-time basis at the moment to ease myself back in slowly following my car accident but I have also joined our local gym and have been attending quite a few classes in the evenings meaning I have not been returning home untill around 9.30 – 10pm by that point the evening is gone.


Ian does shift work meaning some weeks he works nights, when he is on night shift we are lucky to see each other at all as I am out during the day and when I get home he has already gone to work. This week he is working away for the week meaning we will not see each other for five day’s and we will all miss him like mad.

We think making time for each other is just as important as making time for our children, we tend to just have the odd hour here and there lately as one of us is on our way in and the other on our way out, it’s just madness and it need’s to change.

Making A Date Night A Priority

So after a nice chat we have decided to add a date night to our busy schedule and make it priority over any gym classes, phone calls, even the internet…..In our house this is a highly used annoyance that gets in the way of family time that we do have.

So last night was date night take one, we found a cheesy film to watch, we had strawberries, chocolates, wine, candles and most of all time for each other and it was lovely.

Date night is something we said we will be making time for in the future, once a fortnight or once a month we don’t know yet but it will be happening as any married couple needs quality time together.

Do you feel a date night is important when married ?