Great Ideas for Valentines Day – By Catrina Butler ( Guest Blogger )

Great Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day is commercially known as ‘the day of love’ where couples celebrate their relationships but a lot of couples find the financial strain after Christmas, New Year and January blues which is why we want to share a few ways you can celebrate V-day without breaking the bank.

1. Check January deals with restaurants and bars and do your research! Just because V-day is in February, some places give you a discount if you book in January.

2. Staying in is sometimes the best night! A bottle of wine, a Chinese and a good film is always a WIN!

3. Go for a nice walk somewhere even if it’s quite a drive. If sit-down, fancy meals aren’t your thing but the outdoors most certainly are, check out the nearest national parks and enjoy V-day without the pressure!

4. Believe us when we say, the small things matter! You can take your partner for the most expensive meal but sometimes, a small gift that your partner has some sort of connect with can mean a lot more.

5. Cooking yourself is always cheaper than eating out!



Best Quick Meals For Your Winter Lunch by Catrina Butler

Best quick meals for your winter lunch

We know it’s dark when you wake up and dark when you leave for work so why would you want to cook?! You just want to get home, rest and maybe watch something tucked in bed! So what meals are quick, easy and cheap to cook but you’re still left feeling satisfied after?

  1. Chicken stir fry is great for cooking as a huge dish and separating over a few days and it just involves; chicken, egg noodles, vegetable & soy sauce!
  2. Baked potatoes just take 7 minutes in the microwave (if you’re not picky on microwaves over oven-cooked!) after piercing several times then simply cut in half and add your filling.
  3. Beef stew is perfect for cooking as a huge dish and having over a period of days and it’s perfect for keeping you warm this winter!
  4. Chilli Con Carne is another winter favourite and again, you can cook it but eat it for a few lunches during the week!
  5. Who doesn’t love soup!?