Making Time For Date Nights

Until about a fortnight ago, Steve and I hadn’t been on a proper date together for nearly eight years – unless you count getting away from Jack for one night when we went to the fantastic murder mystery night last year. How bad is that? We do grab a takeaway and watch a film at home together sometimes but we really don’t make enough time for ourselves. So we have decided to have regular date nights. Whether that is to the cinema like we did recently or just popping out for a bite to eat without the kids, it is important to make some time for just the two of us.

I’ll admit – we have probably forgot how to ‘do date nights’ – its been so long. Since we first got together, the dating scene has changed so much. There’s Central dating, there’s Humberside dating and even Ipswich dating now – no matter where you are, there is bound to be a local dating site for your area. Back when I was last single, there was only a select few dating sites around and you’d have to really narrow down your search to find people in your local area. Dating was dinner and a movie. Now you can do all manners of crazy things on dates.

In the back row at our most recent trip to our local cinema

I sound so old saying this, yet I am only 27. But it is tantamount to just how much the dating scene – and life in general – has changed since I was 19. Whilst I met Steve offline at my local pub (I worked in one, he worked in the one next door), me and my friends had tried our hand at online dating before and there really wasn’t much to say about it – it was just average. With the introduction of sites like Torquay dating and Gwent dating, there is no chance of you not meeting someone from your area and going out on a unique and crazy date.

Whilst Steve and I generally stick to dinner and a movie, it would be nice to try something a little different. Making time for the two of us is something that we have decided is of the utmost importance and I’m sure that doing the same thing may get boring after a while. So what ideas have you got for a date? We need some ideas!


Dating Online In The UK

Have you given online dating a try recently? It has changed so much over the years, evolved into something more. Whether you are a regular on the Surrey dating site or you live further afield and the Yorkshire dating site is more your hunting ground, there are so many single men and women out there waiting to hear from you and you are bound to find someone you share a deep connection with.

Whilst there are some dating apps and sites that have a bad press, they aren’t all bad – and whether you are looking for some fun or believe there is the potential of a long term relationship from it, online dating really does offer you the best of both worlds. You get to ‘window shop’ and see what men and women are out there and can act on it only if you really want to. Meeting in a real life situation rather than online can make it difficult to say no to a date if you aren’t interested – there’s just something about face to face contact that can be quite awkward. This way you can get to know the people online first before considering taking things further.

Its handy to know that there is a dating site for everyone out there. Whilst my aunt is quite happily single, she lives on the Isle of Wight and there is even an Isle of Wight dating site should she choose to find herself a new partner. Whether you are young or old, man or woman, rich or poor, online dating sites don’t tend to discriminate and it is great that we are now at a point where there are local dating sites available at our fingertips. We can meet local singles without making too much of an effort! I’ve got single friends all across the country so its nice to know they have the opportunity to meet a local man or woman if they choose to – whether they use a Bristol dating site, a Cambridge dating site or some other location’s local site.

If you want to look for a relationship now, it couldn’t be any easier. So what are you waiting for?


Finding The Right Shoes For You

I have never known families that are so hard to buy shoes for as mine. I’ve gone from having narrow feet when I was younger which made shopping for shoes difficult to putting on weight and needing slightly larger than normal. My mum has quite large feet for a woman, wide too – and finding the right shoes for her can be so difficult sometimes if her size at a certain shop is too small.

My Dad often had trouble finding shoes for himself when he was alive but I am making sure that Jack always has shoes that fit perfectly. I’ve never mentioned this before on my blog but I had to have an operation when I was 15 because of a problem with my foot that was exacerbated by wearing cheap shoes that didn’t fit properly. Now 12 years on, I’m considering get the other operated on so I know how important it is to have the right shoes.

I will never skimp when it comes to my children’s health. Whether it is their eyes, their teeth, their feet – I will make sure they get the best possible care to avoid problems in the future. If only I could persuade some of my family to do the same – but you can’t make stubborn people do anything, eh?

I’ve been checking out this extra wide shoes buying guide to give me some idea of what I should be purchasing for mine and my mum’s feet. It can be so stressful trying to find a perfect pair of shoes – especially when you are shoe shopping for the whole family and just want to get in and out of the shops as quickly as you possibly can – so knowing exactly what you need to be looking for gets rid of so much stress and hassle.

Do you always make sure you have the right shoes – or do you just opt for the cheapest ‘just so’ pair? I’d love to know how you buy shoes for yourself and your family.


18 Shake Alternatives

As you may read in the review on, 18 Shake contains only organic components. The formula of this shake provides the best combination of ingredients for the better weight loss results. The shake shows great values in all essential ingredients such as sugar, fat, protein and fiber. Sugar comes from the natural sweetener called stevia and its amount in one serving does not exceed 1 gram. Protein of this meal replacement consists of two protein sources. The first one is whey protein isolate that provides all the necessary amino acids. The second one is whey protein concentrate that supplies more fats, lactose and carbohydrates. As a result, the users obtain 15 grams of top quality protein.

Due to well-balanced caloric content (90), 18 Shake shows great efficiency in hunger suppression. However, it is not the only advantage of the shake appreciated by the consumers. Since the product contains no artificial sweeteners or other synthetic ingredients, you will unlikely experience any side effects. To sum up, 18 Shake is an effective safe product with great chocolate taste that costs around $50. This probably the best solution in the market of 2017.

However, if for some reason you need to find an alternative to this meal replacement, look at the following list of its competitors.

YES Shake

This product designed by Yoli is free of any synthetic components or cheap additives. The main feature of YES Shake is PuraWhey. This is a protein blend on the basis of whey protein source. Each serving of this meal replacement supplies 12 grams of top-class protein.

The energy value of the shake is 80 calories. The content of sugar is 2 grams making this diet shake a great solution for both losing weight and building muscles. The users differ in opinion about YES Shake, while some consumers are dissatisfied with taste and performance, while the others claim great effects of using the shake. Nevertheless, the majority of negative feedbacks is associated with the overestimated price of the product. A month supply costs $80.


Shakeology is an effective meal replacement that is made of around 70 components. Despite the enormous price of the shake ($130), the ingredients can be called unique or super qualitative. The product offers 130 calories for effective appetite suppression. The protein of Shakeology comes from five plant protein sources and one whey protein. The overall quality of protein is not bad.

The major trouble of Shakeology is high content of sugar. This fact reduces the performance of the shake for weight management purpose. However, the users are satisfied with appetite suppression efficiency and complain about too high price.

IsaLean Shake

This MR product by Isagenix is free of artificial sweeteners and soy. IsaLean contains around 30 ingredients. The protein consists of casein and whey protein sources. Such blend results in unthinkable 24 grams of protein in each serving.

Besides, the content of calories and sugar is also huge. Each serving of IsaLean Shake is filled with 240 calories 11 grams of sugar. These values are not favorable for losing weight but useful for appetite suppression.


3 Easy Date Ideas

Struggling to think of date ideas? Perhaps you and your partner haven’t been on a date for a while and don’t really know what you can do. Perhaps you met on a Derbyshire dating site and have used up all your date ideas. Perhaps you’ve done all the usual dates that people do and want to do something different. Here are three different date ideas that you can do easily right now.

Have A Picnic

It is easy, it is free – all you need to do is bring the food, the drink and the blanket. What if you’re single, Scottish and just met someone on your local Fife dating site? Perhaps suggest a picnic as a great first date. You’d be meeting in a wide open space with plenty of people around and you don’t have to spend lots of money on a date that could potentially go nowhere. You can even do this on the Isle of Man if you have found someone on your local Isle of Man dating site.

Do Something Active

Why not consider doing something like Go Ape? You can be active, have fun and it is quite a unique date idea compared to the usual. There are so many around the London area so if you are from Essex and met your partner on an Essex dating site, perhaps this is the perfect date idea for you!

Get Up In The Sky

Try something different by going on a hot air balloon ride or something extreme like bungee jumping. If you’ve been on the Berkshire dating site and met the man or woman of your dreams, why not try something together that is a little bit different? Just make sure you both like heights!

What date ideas do you have?