Struggling to think of something to get the special someone in your life for Christmas or Valentine?
It has suddenly occurred to me that it is that time of year again when I have to come up with a worthy gift for the special someone in my life. It is made harder by the fact that Christmas presents are followed quickly by the sticky problem of Valentines with his birthday hot on the heels of that.
We keep being told by all the self help gurus that we have too much stuff.
He is a keen DIYer but if he needs a tool he buys it and I know that I am also at that stage in my life that if I want a new dress or a particular perfume then I will get it for myself to make sure I get the right one!! The house is chock a block with bits of kit that didn’t quite do what they said on the box and the attic definitely needs a de-clutter of everything we are keeping just in case. So, should I really be buying him something that may or may not fit, work right or be slightly the wrong colour to just clutter up our lives even further?
Maybe this is the reason that the “experience” market has suddenly taken off. You can go into any department store in the lead up to Christmas now and buy a day at a race track or an abseil down an iconic landmark. But does that really help you to “Fall in love again” with the person you are buying it for?
Spending time with the people that matter to you.
Maybe the time has come to stop buying “stuff” and start to concentrate on creating the sort of memories that we will want to have whilst sitting in front of that fireplace with a blanket over our knees in our dotage. Let’s face it, even now, the thought of spending time with my four year old grandson building a sandcastle is much more appealing than having the latest piece of kitchen gadgetry.
What do you need to think about when deciding where to go.
So, what does he enjoy doing when he doesn’t have to put that shelf up? Is it fishing or long walks along the beach with a pair of binoculars in hand? Am I the sort of girl who wants a spa day followed by a days shopping with a willing helper to carry the bags or would I prefer a romantic walk along the coast followed by an evening curled up in front of the fire with a decent bottle of something to drink snuggled up to the person who organised it?
It was seeing the picture above that inspired me to book that weekend away. Being windswept on a bracing walk along a beach during the winter months certainly reminds me I am alive. And yes, the candlelit dinner in a local seafood restaurant certainly added the romance to the picture. If you would like to see how we can help you “fall in love again”, whether it be with the Welsh Coast or that special someone in your life, then check out our website or give us a call.