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Tips to a successful Marriage

Well, these are my tips 🙂  My husband and I have been together for 11 years.  We have 2 children and 2 cats, we rent our home we’re still saving for things, we have NO debts (yay 😀 ).  My husband works shifts so it is hard at time to get the time to see him but we make an effort.  I’m at home and studying to be a bookkeeper at college.

Anyway, we’re still happy 🙂  We have slip ups, but to be honest that’s either because I’m going through the cycle or my husband has attempted to do something nice but has gone the wrong way about it lol.

Here are tips that my Grandad told me a week before my wedding day, and we’ve stuck by this always 🙂

  • Never sleep on an argument.  You wouldn’t believe the amount of people I’ve spoken to who have ended their conversations ‘So I just slammed the door and went to bed’.  No no no!  Doing this means that in the morning you wake up to what should be a new day, instead you’re still in the middle of this unsolved argument.  You’ll wake up either feeling upset, angry, resentful, perhaps even shy or you may realise you were infact wrong but you’re too stubborn to say sorry now.  Fix the problem as soon as it comes.  Say your ‘sorrys’ and find solutions if you need it.  Cuddle and smile.
  • Carry on courting.  Being married or in a long term relationship does not mean that it should all lead down hill after the first year or so.  You shouldn’t expect the spark in your life to just die away.  Go on a date each week or once a month.  Perhaps it’s a breakfast date, a lunch date, or an evening date.  You don’t need money either so no using that as an excuse!  Just the two of you could grab your coats and boots and have a nice walk together, just holding hands, exploring new areas etc.  If you have children, then find a babysitter that you trust.  You could go out together to the local pub, try something new, go for dinner, or just do the weekly shop together without the kids at your feet.  You need time together!  It will be a day that you get all excited about and start counting down the days 🙂
  • Listen to each other.  You really should listen to each other, it’s the only way you will learn when the other is upset or what the other wants.  So many people don’t communicate and  I find that men tend to be worse at this, they don’t like to talk about things as much, but I guess for a woman to continually ask him over and over again, it can become annoying and maybe this barrier comes up.  But BOTH men and women need to remember that if they don’t talk to each other, how on earth are they meant to know what you’re thinking?  I tend to catch my husband more at bed time lol – it’s when my body is the most relaxed and I’m no longer doing anything which leads my mind to race and think about things.  It is annoying for him I know lol, but I’ve acknowledged that this is the wrong time and I’m therefore not upset when I hear his snores.
  • Do not cheat.  It’s not nice.  If you truly loved your partner then you wouldn’t cheat.  So many people say ‘oh it was just in the moment’, but no, surely your partners face would have come up in your mind.  You’d think about what pain this would put them through.  If you’re not getting on, then either try and make it work somehow or end the relationship first.
  • Have fun.  Don’t get too boring lol.  Have fun still, muck about, play fight etc.  It’s all in good nature and you never know what the outcome may be if you’re/they’re lucky lol 😉
Today my husband and I have spent the day mucking about, teasing each other and going for a walk around the area.
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Comping Babe :)

I LOVE entering competitions 🙂  I’ve only been doing them for about 2 months and I’ve won some lovely things 🙂

The latest one was 45g Kenco Coffee (My favourite coffee), Terry’s Chocolate Egg and 2 creme eggs.  That was for today.

Yesterday I received a Hamper of organic baking goods from Steenbergs, which added up to be worth £50!  This is what it includes –

  • 100 ml Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 100 ml Almond Extract
  • 100 ml Rose Water
  • 100 ml Organic Orange Flower Water
  • 100 ml Organic Peppermint Extract
  • Rose Sugar
  • Vanilla Sugar
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • Lemon Sugar
  • Lavender Sugar
  • Organic Chocolate Drops
  • Dark Chocolate Strands
  • Rainbow Baking Strands
  • Pink & White marshmallows
  • Silver Balls
  • Lemon & Orange Jelly Slices

So as you can imagine, that has made me very happy indeed 🙂

I’ve also received an email last week that I have received a AEG Ultra Silencer OKO Vacuum Cleaner which is worth £200.

Here are my May/June Winnings

  • The Fairy Tale Wedding Book
  • Cbeebies Magazine
  • Wahanda Cleanser and Toner
  • £199 Spa Voucher
  • Now That’s What I Call Music 78

It’s surprising how addictive it is.  I haven’t done many comps since the beginning of June to be honest, so I really should start it up again.

 

Tesco’s – Every Little Helps Indeed :D

I LOVE bargains, I really do!  It puts such a smile on my face and makes me feel all good inside as if I’d won a great prize.

Last night I went out for a drink with a friend and afterwards I popped into Tesco’s to grab a few things.  I only have £10 on me, so I was on a tight budget.
As it was 9.30 pm I headed towards the reduced section in the fridge area where most of their good offers go, and I found some pork mince there but no reduced tag.  I picked it up anyway because it’s display date way the 28th so it was due to be reduced and its original price was £2.

I carried on shopping, bought a few things and then saw the reduced ticket man and asked him to put a tag on the mince………I got it for 20p!!
To add to that, he has a load of other things he was pricing up.  I got:

Butchers Cumberland Sausages (8 in a pack) for…11p!
Tuna & Sweetcorn sandwich filler for…19p
Curry take-away meal for 2 (was £7)…62p
Chocolate cake/pudding for 4…£1
Choc & Rasin bars…30p
Strawberry Cereal Bars…39p
Some posh nosh Cereal…£1.50 (normally £3)
Bacon Quiche…19p

Can’t remember what else I got but basically my bill came up to £8 and I must have saved myself about £20+.  And most of it can go in the freezer, or I got reduced because the packaging was torn (the dried things like the choc bars/cereal etc.)

So I walked out of there so happy and almost skipping home 😀  I’ve sorted out the main ingredient for 3 days worth or dinners (the mince, sausages & Quiche).

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