Some things are just meant to be aren’t they?
This little old dreamer bought her ticket for THE blogging social and networking event of the year (otherwise known as #BML16 or BritMums Live) back in September last year with a sprig of hope in her pocket that she might be able to secure a sponsor beforehand.
It was with a heavy heart that I told my online colleagues/blogging friends and acquaintances that I’d had no luck a few weeks ago. That I’d be staying at home moping around in my pyjamas, ignoring the internet and cursing the gods that they’d not sent a last-minute saviour offering to whisk me off to the conference and shower me with goodies…
Oh, but they did (cue my happy squeals a few days ago when I opened my emails) and oh, did they pick the right brand for me (eek!).
Let me introduce you to….
Justusbox describe themselves as ‘a date night revolution’ and they’re on a mission to help couples disconnect from their screens and reconnect with their partners via their monthly date-night subscription box.
As a working-from-home mama/blogger, most of my nights are spent glued to my laptop or my iPhone so I can certainly see the benefit in switching off and enjoying some quality time with my fiancé.
But, forgetting that, as a new parent and as the boy’s other half for coming on 8 years, it’s natural that things aren’t as rose-tinted as they were in those early days, in the honeymoon period. Our nights of wine, boxsets and blankets on the sofa have been replaced with dirty nappies, dark circles under the eyes and early bedtimes.
It would be ah-may-zing to book in one night a month dedicated to us, to our relationship that often takes a backseat nowadays and the great thing about a specially-designed date-night subscription box is that you can’t just put it off. How many of us are guilty of promising our partner a night just for them and then letting life get in the way, pushing it back and re-arranging until the idea is forgotten?
And, there’s no to-ing and fro-ing about what to do or struggling to find ideas because Justusbox have it in the bag (or box, so to speak).
Everything (and I mean it, they really have thought of everything!) you need for the perfect night is included in the box and delivered to your own front door. All you need to do is set the date, book yourself a babysitter (hello mum? do you fancy a very small visitor next week?) and enjoy!
This beautiful brand launch their first box next month (July) with a theme of ‘let’s go stargazing…’ and I’ve been lucky enough to have a sneak peak at the sort of thing we can expect (a taster pack), isn’t it darling?
I’ve always loved astronomy and there really isn’t anything more romantic than gazing up at the stars with your true love is there? Reaching out to the universe with your fingertips, it sounds like pure perfection with a bottle of wine and some tasty treats.
Each box comes with a date plan, activities sheet and recommendations for the ultimate date-night experience together with an exciting variety of themed products.
Justusbox will be offering one-off boxes or subscriptions of 3, 6 or 12 months as required with a different theme each month and prices starting at just £25.
I’ll be reviewing the first box for you shortly but in the meantime, you can pop over to the Justusbox website to sign up for their early-supporter discount and the chance to win a stargazing box of your own.
So, ladies and gents, I’ll be getting my 5.55am train (yes, you’re right, that is bloody early!) to the big smoke on Saturday and I’ll be wearing the gorgeous telescope necklace shown above (that actually works, I might add – wow!) in support of Justusbox so if you see me please do come over and say hi!
I am bursting with excitement, I still have so much to do (including a likely argument with my iron, jeez I hate ironing) and I’m sure it’s going to be the pinnacle of my blogging career so far to attend this fantastic event.
The biggest bucketful of thanks to Justusbox for their sponsorship, they have been incredibly generous and a joy to work with and I can’t wait to bring you more news about their date-night subscription boxes over the next few weeks!