Something for the weekend: Who says romance is dead?

Romance isn’t impossible post-kids but it certainly requires a bit more effort.

With the summer holidays looming and families busy checking their passports and stocking up on sun-cream, now is a good time to remind ourselves that romance isn’t necessarily dead – it may just need a gentle encouraging prod from time to time.

Here are two different slants on putting the romance back in our lives.

My top ten romantic destinations – Pouting in Heels

Super-stylish mum of one Kate runs two fabulous blogs, her new fashion blog To Dream of Dresses and Pouting in Heels, where she combines real life and real inspiration.

This week I’ve been reading My top ten romantic destinations, which includes a few places you would expect to find on such a list – Rome, Paris, Venice – but also a few you wouldn’t, such as … well, that would be telling, wouldn’t it?

You’ll just have to go and find out for yourself. Read it, be reminded of romantic getaways you have enjoyed in the past and be inspired to plan a trip with the ones you love.

You can follow Kate on her blog Pouting in Heels and on Twitter @KateLPortman.

My wife and I are busy planning our next spontaneous sex session – Northern Dad Blog

Father of two and freelance writer Julian recently won the prestigious Best Writer gong – note, not an actual gong – at the BritMums Brilliance in Blogging Awards, ensuring that the small but perfectly formed posse of BritDads did not finish the night empty-handed.

Having shared a table with him and his wife at the awards ceremony, I can confirm that he is a lovely guy with a distinctive, quirky style that puts a sideways slant on the world of fatherhood and family. My wife and I are busy planning our next spontaneous sex session is a wry look at the difficulty of planning marital romance around meal-time menus and the trials and tribulations of raising a near-teenage son.

Read it. You’ll laugh as much as I did.

You can follow Julian on his blog Northern Dad and on Twitter @NorthernDadblog.

If you have any suggestions for great posts by other bloggers you’ve read this week, feel free to add them in the comments below.


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