How to celebrate seven years of marriage


Last week my hubby and I celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary. We got married back in 2007 which doesn’t seem that long ago really but when I think of all the life events we’ve been through together (completing my postgrad university course, we both got new jobs, we’ve both had a new car, we welcomed our gorgeous Little Mr) it really does seem a long time ago since we both said “I do”.

We’re not hopeless romantics but over the years we do like to celebrate the occasion and give each other a card and a little gift. I’ve tried being romantic and bought sweet and thoughtful presents and as much as Shilts says he loves the gifts I know that they are just gifts to myself rather than to him as I like them too much and want them in the house.

This year we decided to treat each other to a little something (I’ve received my favourite perfume and Shilts is having his team’s latest football shirt) and then save up to celebrate our seven years of marriage with a treat to each other for a weekend away somewhere new doing something different.

Ideas for our weekend away

  • We both fancy seeing one of our favourite comedians live in action. We both like Jason Manford and Milton Jones and hubby likes Tim Vine. We saw Milton Jones a couple of years ago and he was brilliant so we would like to see him again if he ever toured. Jason Manford is touring in the Autumn and is live at one of our local theatres. I’ve really warmed to him after all he did for Stephen Sutton and the Teenage Cancer Trust so would like to go and see him if we could.
  • I would love to go down to London and see the ENO (English National Opera) It is something I have never seen before but I think it would be absolutely incredible. They’re performing in La Boheme at the end of October and it would coincide brilliantly with my birthday. La Boheme is said to be one of opera’s greatest love stories and I think it would be rather lovely to share that experience with my lovely hubby as an anniversary treat.
  • We would both love to go to Paris on the Eurostar for a weekend away. I’m not sure how I would feel about leaving Little Mr in a different country for the weekend but it’s an idea that has been floating around for a while. We’ve previously taken the TGV in France so would love to find out how the Eurostar would compare. I would love to visit Paris again as after my week there with university back in 2009, I really did love the city and would love to share seeing the sights with my hubby.
  • We would love to go to a posh Spa and enjoy the serenity of lazing by a pool, enjoy a jacuzzi bath and the steam room and perhaps try a treatment or two. Hubby would like to experience it but isn’t keen on any pampering although I’m sure he wouldn’t turn down a massage by someone who knows what they are doing.

Alternatively we could stay at home, cook a lovely 3 course meal for each other and watch a film curled up on the sofa together. Aww happy days with my hubby. As long as I’m with him, I don’t really mind what we do.

Thank you for putting up with my craft mess, my dieting fails and my moaning of late Shilts. I see good times ahead and I do love you very much.

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Emma Shilton

Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, (born February 2013) who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, (born January 2018) who loves noisy toys and making a mess. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life, family travels and adventures.

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1 Comment

  1. 13/08/2014 / 9:49 pm

    Happy anniversary! Hope you had a lovely celebration. I’m completely rubbish at remembering ours and we drag out the same cards year after year rather than buying new ones. This year is ten years though so may call for at least a meal out.

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