Just after Adam and I got married in 2016, we made pact to go on a ‘date night’ at least once a month. Despite our best intentions, we only managed to actually keep this little treat going for two whole months. Yay marriage!
The problems is, we both lack motivation and work long hours, meaning that by the time the weekend rolls around, we’re mentally and physically exhausted, opting to veg at home and recoup before another hectic week creeps in.
Only last week, we cancelled a cinema trip…because it was raining. Lame I know; I mean, it’s not like we were going to be exposed to the elements.
We settled for a night in with a takeaway and
ignored each other to play on our respective phones for a few hours a film. Hardly the ideal recipe for a bit of adventure now, is it?
That kind of reflects our family life as a whole to be honest. The kids rarely spend time with Adam and I unless we’ve specifically planned certain activities months in advance, such as escape rooms, crazy golf or an occasional trip to the theatre.
Once we’re actually out of the house, we have a fabulous time and are always left wondering why we don’t make more of an effort.
When Buckt got in touch to ask if I’d like to try out their monthly subscription box, I figured it’d be a good way for us to kick start our date days/nights again.
What is Buckt?
Buckt is a subscription box with a twist; instead of featuring ‘stuff’, they share five mystery tickets or activities each month. These can be anything from axe-throwing, alpaca walking and ice-skating to pamper days, quirky gig venues and foodie delights.
Buckt began in the West Midlands and has grown so quickly that they’ve decided to expand, launching in Greater Manchester next month.
In 2019, I’ll be working with Buckt and sharing our monthly experiences on the blog so keep an eye out for updates (and no doubt, an embarrassing picture or two).
I’m looking forward to being pushed out of my comfort zone, escaping routine and being inspired to try things that I’d possibly never even considered before. Bonus that they’re all close to home too.
My readers can get 50% off January’s box* with the code THATBRITISHBETTY until Monday 17 December so be quick. Merry Christmas!