The Date Night Jar
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’ve been with my boyfriend Luke for a long time. Over Christmas we celebrated five years together, after spending two years together at college, and three years apart for university, we are now joined together once more after I moved to Edinburgh after I graduated, whilst Luke finishes his studies.
We got so used to the routine of seeing one another for two weekends each month (both here and at home) that it was a case of cramming in everything we could into two days. But now we are both living in the same place, we do see each other more obviously but we found ourselves slipping into routine and no longer making the most of our weekends together and barely managing to sort out what to do for a date together after a long week of working.
And so, it was decided that we needed a new plan of action, and then I came up with the idea of having a date jar. Filled with ideas for us to do either for free, or for less than £10 in the city. Once they were all written down and folded up to be a secret until selected, our weekend date fate lay in the metaphorical hands of…my glass ikea storage jar.
We have a ‘no exceptions’ rule unless it is really not weather appropriate, but I’m excited for the weekends now and know that it won’t just be another one lazing around watching TV in bed, though that’s never a bad thing. I found some great ideas for date ideas on Camille’s blog – here, and also by looking through things to do in our city on things like Trip Advisor.
What do you think? Will you be making yourselves a date jar for weekend ideas?