Valentines Day - Reinvented by Jennifer Young

I am married, I have been married for an age and we have 3 daughters.

Valentine’s Day is a favourite in our house, but not for the reasons you might imagine.

Valentine’s Day is an excuse to party. When one has 3 daughters born in less than four years, there is always a reason for a red heart cake to be made and enjoyed. 

It wasn’t always that way. I completely get that Valentines can be miserable. I hated it when I was younger. You don’t need me to tell you why. I can only imagine it gets worse for singles during lockdown – can it be any worse for reluctant singles?

It is as important to focus on your mental wellbeing when living with or beyond cancer, as it is your physical. At this time of year, that can feel more vital than ever.

I have been long determined to change the vibe of valentines for my daughters and now  it’s your turn. We urge you to take some time to #recogniseyourself this year (of all years).

 Why don’t you?

  • Make yourself a red heart cake and enjoy it
  • Have a long hot bath coupled with a glass of fizz? (alcohol not compulsory)
  • Throw a red, rose petal bath bomb in that long hot bath
  • Have a mini facial
  • Paint your nails
  • Send friends some heart shaped chocolates
  • Read a book
  • Watch a film (I recommend Aladdin, Shrek or Billy Elliot The Musical, like I said, we know how to party)
  • Light a candle, sit back and observe that flickering

To give you further ideas on how you can priorities your wellness, we have gathered some of your stories about self care during and after treatment.

We are also offering a free soap or bath bomb on orders over £70, to add extra indulgence to your pamper time.

However you decide to change the vibe, take a pic and tag us.

#recogniseyourself