Keeping the spark alive

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He stepped off the train and onto the platform. I could see him looking for the exit and I nervously waited by the train station entrance checking that my hair was still perfectly coiffed and my lip balm still in place. I had to calm myself down and remind myself that he wanted to see me and it wasn’t just a one-way thing. He came around the corner, gave me a big wide smile and my heart jumped and a thousand little butterflies began dancing in my chest.

The spark between us ignited that day as our eyes met across the entrance. We had spoken every day for the past three weeks and I had dreamed about what that moment would be like. It didn’t disappoint. Butterflies, nerves, anxious waves of feeling terrified and excited. Luckily for us both, we had a brilliant couple of hours sitting in the sunshine, drinking cold Pepsi (rock’n’roll I know!) and chatting like we had all the time in the world. Three weeks on, I solely boarded a flight to Corfu to join him on a holiday with his friends and never looked back.

greg and em

Thirteen years later, nine years of marriage and a child together, the spark is still alight. There may not be a thousand butterflies every time he comes home but there’s still a warmth that comes over me and I instantly feel relaxed. We’re a brilliant team together; he’s patient and kind, I’m organised and caring. We complement each other quite well and we don’t often row.

As we progress through the years, especially as we’ve endured some tough times together, keeping the spark going hasn’t always been easy. I realise I can be impatient and often react quickly to something without thinking but luckily he’s always been there to calm me down and say the right thing. It’s something we both work on daily and we both think it’s important. We’re a family now, there’s a strong bond between us and we’re closer than ever before.

I have my down days where my hair isn’t styling the way I want it to or I feel ugly and bloated but he loves me. He loves me for all my flaws as I do him. We’re trying for our second baby, our final piece of the puzzle so the intimacy is good. It hasn’t always been that way but we both work hard together to make each other smile, it’s the little things that add up and every lady loves the detail.

Intimate health plays a big part especially with my confidence and helps to build on our closeness. Vagisil, the experts in intimate health have launched a new ProHydrate range, specifically designed to relieve intimate dryness and restore natural moisture. Vagisil ProHydrate range is available at Boots and Superdrug. 


We often rave about new hair products or body moisturisers but cringe at anything in relation to our intimate health. I’m pretty sure a lot of us look after ‘down there’ but just don’t mention it.

According to research by Vagisil, when it comes to relationships, over half of women (56%) say that they want to feel more connected to their partner. And when it comes to intimacy, women associate this with closeness, togetherness and love. I’m pretty sure a lot of us look after down there but don’t mention it. It’s really important to look after our intimate health, it helps me feel good about myself and allows us both to enjoy the precious time we have together.

The spark is still alight, we’ve got a strong, close relationship and there’s love. Love is all you need.

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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