Valentines In Lincolnshire 2021 For Him And For Her
Valentines In Lincolnshire 2021 for him and for her. There’s lots on offer from our great County of Lincolnshire
Valentines in Lincolnshire 2021
Where to start? We all know how we interpret Valentines Day now but it wasn’t always the same. If the notion of Valentines day can change over time then 2021 is the ideal time to change it again. Here’s how to make Lincolnshire Valentines fitting for 2021; Don’t (solely) focus on Valentines Day as a day (or weekend) of gifts, cards, vouchers and displays of affection for partners and lovers. Instead, make Valentines in Lincolnshire 2021 a time when you focus your love and gratitude toward people around you.
Ancient & Modern
St Valentines Day in the 11th Century was about ‘Courtly Love’ referred to the act of ‘loving’ rather than love. In France around the time of the first Crusades (1099) Courtly Love was a term used where a knight would win the affections of his employers wife by performing deeds to impress her (there is no reference to sex or to ‘love’ as we understand it today). Times have changed and the modern interpretation of deeds to impress takes many forms from sending a card anonymously (closer to the Courtly Love idea where the affection would remain secret), to gifts of jewellery, chocolates and meals out.
Clicking on the picture takes you to the Shalini Austin website where you’ll find lots of information. Shalini is based in Stamford but has an online shop for her handmade creations. Click on the shop link to see what is available now. For Valentines in Lincolnshire ideas follow on twitter: @ShaliniAustinValentines gifts for him and Valentines gifts for her
Valentines In Lincolnshire 2021 For Him And For Her – Time For Change
I don’t want to mention the dreaded ‘C’ word but you all know that 2020 and 2021 has been decidedly different. Rising above the restrictions is what makes us so unique so it’s time to think differently. As a result, changing the Valentines In Lincolnshire ‘norm’ is what we need to do. Start by broadening your horizons; The people you love need not be your lover. If a friend or neighbour has been particularly kind and helpful you can make Valentines day the perfect opportunity to show how much you care and appreciate them. Local Valentines gifts for him and Valentines gifts for her are all around us. Search for your perfect gift today.
These are Scooby Cakes and they taste as good as they look! Click on the picture to go straight to the Scooby Cakes Facebook page to see the full range. Deliveries are within 15 miles of Heckington. Order through Facebook or by phone/text 07790841431 but be quick…
Valentines In Lincolnshire for Him And For Her 2021 – Dining In Is Not An Option!
Restaurants should be fully booked by now but dining out isn’t an option this year. You can still celebrate with a meal though simply by using the click and collect or delivery options. Contact your local hotel, restaurant, pub or takeaway to see what they have to offer. Choose somewhere local and place your order today. It’s time to get creative so you could order a meal for yourself and someone else and enjoy it over a Zoom, Teams or FaceTime catchup. We ‘are’ creative and we ‘can’ do it so get it organised before all the delivery slots are gone. It’ll be a wonderful way to show someone how much you care and how thankful you are for their support. Oh, and you’ll be supporting a local eatery who desperately needs your custom right now.
Click on the picture to order your Afternoon Tea from the Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa for £15.00 per person. Available Saturday and Sunday 13/14 February. Click and collect yours or as a treat for someone you care about for Valentines in Lincolnshire 2021. The perfect Valentines gift for him and for her.
It’s A Gift…. Voucher
Most shops are closed so buying a gift and supporting a local trader at the same time may not be so easy. Now is the time to consider a gift voucher. A voucher for a meal out, manicure, massage, go-carting experience etc etc is the perfect way to support our local service sector while showing someone how much you appreciate them. If you’re looking for a Valentines gift for him or for her search Twitter and Facebook for the hashtag #LincsConnectValentines to see what’s on offer locally. Failing that, I’m sure your preferred internet search engine will come up with something for you.
Mandarin Therapies & Mandarin Mothers provides bespoke mobile complementary therapies in the comfort of your own home so order your eVoucher now and enjoy the massage later in the year. Contact Mandarin Therapies on Facebook and @MandarinMothers on twitter. All emergency services and armed forces are entitled to 20% discount too. Show someone how much you care by ordering a 1, 1 1/2 or 2 hours massage. Tel 07966 174878. Aromatherapy (including Antenatal & Postnatal) treatments are available throughout Lincolnshire and beyond.
Special Offer Ends Midnight 14 Feb 22
Mandarin Therapies is celebrating 31 years in business on 14 February this year so as a special treat you can purchase a special Valentines eVoucher for just £31.00 (normal price £60.00). Enjoy your treatment in your own home when you feel safe to do so. Now ‘that’ is a bargain! Check Mandarin Therapies on Facebook or @MandarinMothers on Twitter daily and follow the instructions there. The £31.00 offer is for one person each day in February up to and including 14 February 2022.
Not on Twitter or Facebook? Don’t worry, you can still enter the draw by texting your name and the hashtag #Mandarin31 to 07966 174878.
Valentines In Lincolnshire for Him And For Her – Look For The Unusual And Unique
For those of you who know me you’ll know that I like art and all things ‘arty’. Alas, I can’t even draw a stick man properly so I’m lucky there are so many talented artists around doing what they do best. Creating art is a true gift but liking art is a very personal thing. Variety is key so if you’re looking for local art as a gift I highly recommend taking a look at the #LincsArtCraftHour posts on twitter. Scroll back to before Christmas to see what’s available and join us on Mondays at 12.00pm.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that all art consists of a picture in a frame. Yes, you’ll find watercolours and oil paintings in frames as well as some very creative photography but you’ll also find other things like bespoke pottery and glassware too. You’ll find something you like for your ‘Valentines in Lincolnshire’ gift for him or for her. We are all individuals with individual tastes so take a look to find that unique gift for that special person this Valentines Day.
For something different Fiona has the perfect gift solution. Painting onto old maps to create memories really does work and the paintings have been transferred onto cards and coasters too. Click on the picture to visit Fionas Facebook page or follow her on Twitter @origartprints All of Fionas work is suitable for him and for her so take a look today.
Valentines In Lincolnshire 2021 For Him And For Her – A Treat Wherever You Are
Treating a loved one and saying a special ‘thank you’ to someone special is what this blog is all about. You can make a difference to someones health and wellbeing simply by saying thank you. Gifts don’t have to be big or expensive to show how much you care. A small gift will show how thoughtful you are and how much you appreciate someones love, dedication, help and support. Have a look at the advertisers here to see what is on offer and make your choice. Showing your love and expressing how much you care will really say a lot about you.
Look beyond Valentines In Lincolnshire and consider sending your gift from Lincolnshire to friends and family further afield. Remember too, it’s not just about Valentines Day so look to the future and try to support our local traders.
You’ll find some beautiful gifts on offer from @KcbraidsBeads so click on the picture to go straight to Kates shop. You’ll find lots of lovely Valentines gifts for him and for her with much more besides. In addition, Kate is offering 15% discount (on orders over £20.00) until the end of February 2022.
Valentines In Lincolnshire 2021 For Him And For Her – Made To Last
Traditionally we may have thought of a valentines gift as a short term gift designed to last a day or so. Jewellery is the exception to that rule of course but what about something quirky that’s made to last? Better still, something individual that’s made to last and is a ‘one off’ design! Finding a gift like that might be difficult in a normal shop but a bespoke painting or piece of art may be just what you’re looking for. I think I may get into trouble if I bring home any more paintings or vases but I’m always looking and sometimes I come across the perfect piece that captures the mood.
Valentines in Lincolnshire 2021 ‘is’ going to be different so now is your chance for some creative thinking. Something that captures the essence of your feelings during the last year as a gift sounds like a tall order. I recommend thinking about what your goal may be. A gift to show undying love is our usual idea for Valentines Day but in 2021 you may have broader considerations. A thoughtful gift to say thank you to a friend, neighbour or family member for their help and support may be the way to go. The gift may be as a thank you token for a hero and saviour whose help, support and love you couldn’t have done without during the pandemic. Food for thought!
Click on the picture to go straight to the Light’Artedly website where you’ll find lots of design ideas for bespoke, ‘quirky’ but definitely not boring hand made copper lights. You’ll find some excellent ideas but you’ll also be encouraged to let your creativity run wild. A bespoke lamp – what an excellent idea. Find @ArtedlyLight on twitter too.
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Domestic Abuse Is Real
A repeat message I know but by watching the video nd learning the signs you may actually be able to help someone.
Domestic abuse is a daily worry for many people across the UK and Lincolnshire is no exception! Do you know someone who used to be bubbly and outgoing but now seems more withdrawn? Perhaps you never see your friend alone anymore because the partner is always around to keep a ‘watchful eye’. These are just two signs of potential domestic abuse. Some signs (bruising) are obvious but control and abuse can take many forms. What can you do about it? You can contact @edanlincs (End Domestic Abuse Now in Lincolnshire) via twitter, through their websitewww.edanlincs.org.uk or by phone 01522 510041.
Call the National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 if you need help. If you need immediate help call Lincolnshire police on 101. If you are in danger dial 999 and if you need a silent call add 55. As a direct result the police control room WILL monitor and trace your call and will dispatch staff to rescue you. Don’t suffer alone. Do seek help. If you need refuge follow this link to REFUGE which is open 24 hours a day and has a ‘quick exit’ button for your safety.
If you know of someone who is or may be suffering, ‘do something about it’. There is a ‘domestic abuse’ button on the Lincolnshire Police website which will be useful for information and reporting. As a direct result, you could save someone a lot of pain and heartache.
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That’s it for now but you know the routine: ‘Stay Safe’ – Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds, wear a face covering over your mouth and nose when asked to do so and keep a safe distance from people around you.
The list is almost endless of course. The Coronavirus won’t be with us for ever I’m sure so it’s nice to be able to think ahead to what we would like to do once the ‘lockdown’ is over. What would be your choice? Fish n’ chips perhaps? What about fine dining or a lovely pub meal? Perhaps a trip to the seaside or a visit to your local church? Perhaps the really important thing to focus on is the social aspect of our lives. It’ll be lovely to just socialise again wouldn’t it?
Perhaps it’s not an obvious choice for some but what about a trip to the cinema? Have you ever been to The Kinema In The Woods in Woodhall Spa? If you haven’t, I can personally recommend a visit. Obviously you’re going to be able to see the blockbuster movies but something you might not have realised is how The Kinema has maintained its history. Yes. there are some new screens but the ambiance remains the same. You can still enjoy a good movie on the big screen but you’ll also enjoy a half time intermission where you can purchase your ice cream and drinks at ‘normal’ prices. If you’re lucky you’ll be able to enjoy the dancing feet of Alan Underwood as he entertains on the spectacular organ and remote piano.
Such is the fame of The Kinema that you will no doubt be able to find numerous pictures and videos of it when you search the internet. These pictures have been borrowed from their website but I’m sure The Kinema will be more that happy to see your pictures too if you care to share them on Twitter @TheKinema – I’m sure they will be delighted if you would follow them there too.
You can order your vouchers by clicking on the picture or here
It goes without saying of course that The Kinema has suffered the same fate as the rest of us due to the Coronavirus lockdown. However, if you fancy purchasing some vouchers for birthday, late Mothers Day or any other day for that matter I can’t think of a nicer way to treat someone during our period of isolation.
The Petwood Hotel
Skipping across the village (just around the corner actually) you’ll be able to visit the fabulous Petwood Hotel. Yes, I know I’ve mentioned it before but it is a beautiful hotel with fabulous staff and, as the spiritual home of LincsConnect it does hold a special place in my heart.
That’s me, NordicWalking in the grounds of the Petwood Hotel
The grounds and building are always spectacular and each season helps to create a special magic. Not only have I organised Nordic Walking sessions from the hotel but Emma was kind enough to host the LincsConnect networking meetings on Friday evenings too. With a bit of luck they will return in the not-too-distant future (let’s keep our fingers crossed). However, in the mean time The Petwood Hotel is a lovely place to visit for Afternoon Tea, lunch, or a delicious evening meal. The history housed in the hotel is really quite breathtaking too so if you get the chance to visit for a coffee, a glass of wine or a G&T in the gardens be sure to take a wander around inside. You won’t be disappointed whatever the weather.
There is always a photo opportunity at the Petwood Hotel and during the winter you’ll be greeted with a warm smile and even warmer open fires
It would be a poor show if you couldn’t get a gift voucher so the Petwood Hotel is ready to deliver (excuse the pun) there too. You can order and have a bespoke gift voucher delivered as a .PDF to your email address. What could be more convenient?
Why wait for your treat? Why not order a bespoke gift voucher ready for your special treat this year? Click on the picture to request a e-voucher
There are so many lovely places to visit and things to do in our fabulous County so let’s not forget how diverse it is. From the beautiful towns and villages to the wide open spaces of the fens and the rolling hills of the Wolds. We really are lucky aren’t we? Socialising, whether we realise it or not, is something we have (perhaps) taken for granted. It’s not until we’ve had the luxury taken away from us for a while that we realise how much we crave it. I’m talking from a personal point of view of course but I wonder if I’m expressing the thoughts of many. I often like to be on my own; Walks alone, bike rides alone, driving alone….. ‘home alone’… but now I realise that I’m never really alone. Family is everything to me so now I realise that my periods alone are just times to reflect and rejuvenate.
Being such social creatures perhaps it’s the simple things that we have missed the most? By the time this is all over will we have re-evaluated our priorities? I’m only speculating of course but will we be moving away from the big corporate organisations and move instead to the family run businesses and sole traders who will offer us the quality we want without the ‘designer label’ price tags? As we become more ecologically aware will we be less inclined to travel so far and more inclined to value what we have on our doorstep? Let’s face it, we have so much on our doorstep that it’s difficult to decide what we want and what we are looking forward to the most. Personally I’m looking forward to getting back outside with my Nordic Walking groups to enjoy good company in the ever changing environment that Mother Nature serves to us.
The High Street is changing and will probably not change back to what we had become used to. Perhaps now is the time for the sole traders and small businesses to step up to the mark and become the national or even global kings and queens of the future. Could we do it? I’ve seen things change around me in a very short space of time. Politicians of all persuasions are talking to each other like never before while at the same time big High Street shops are closing their doors with little or no likelihood of them re-opening again.
All of this makes me ask the question; What have we got and what are we looking forward to…?
Fish and chips? How about Fish and chips at the seaside? A family day out with happy people making the most of our lovely coastline. Am I allowed to have a favourite? Skegness, Mablethorpe, Sutton-on-Sea, Anderby Creek…. They are all fabulous seaside resorts but my personal favourite is Cleethorpes. There is just something about it that has a draw for me and makes me want to be there. Lovely walks along the sea front eating my fish and chips from @PapasFishNChips located on the pier, crossing the light railway and spending time around the boating lake with a coffee from the cafe in the Discovery Centre
What’s not to like? The view of Papas Fish n’ Chips on Cleethorpes pier taken from the Blue Flag beach. Follow them on Twitter
Boating lake and cafe at the Cleethorpes Discovery Centre. It’s always a ‘must visit’ place for me. You can find them on Facebook and Twitter of course so why not give them a follow?
Grimsby & Cleethorpes – Two ‘Must Visit’ areas of Lincolnshire
Just a short drive away form Cleethorpes is Grimsby. If you get the chance to visit there please make a point of going to the Grimsby Central Hall. I have visited there several times and can highly recommend it. I once saw a performance of ‘The Armed Man’ (A Mass For Peace) performed by the Grimsby Philharmonic and was extremely impressed by the performance and also by the acoustics of the Central Hall.
Grimsby Philharmonic led by Susan Hollingworth BEM – if you get the chance to hear them perform you’re certainly in for a treat. Click on the picture to visit their website.
The Grimsby Central Hall is really worth a visit. I was lucky enough to be given a tour once and was really surprised at what I saw. I’m not going to give too much away as I think the Hall is worthy of a blog of its own. However, in addition to being a fabulous building on the outside with a grand staircase on the inside and superb acoustics for performances, it also houses a Fishermans Chapel dedicated to local fishermen & Merchant Seamen who lost their lives at sea. I’m not a historian or an architect but I really do love learning local history and taking in the architecture around me. If you see me walking around somewhere new I’m usually the one looking up. If you haven’t done it, I recommend you give it a try. Look up above the boring flat glass shop windows and doors and marvel at the fantastic building above. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Grimsby Central Hall – It’s not the best picture but it does show the grander and size of the building. Click on this picture to go to their Facebook page
I know Scunthorpe has a lot to offer but right at the top of my list of things to do and places to visit in the area is the Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society (Find them on twitter as @AFRailway). I’m not an avid train enthusiast or train spotter but this has really captured my imagination. I’m looking forward to the end of the Coronavirus restrictions so that I can pay a visit here. If you haven’t heard of it before I suggest you take a look at their website www.afrps.co.uk. You can email email@example.com who I suspect will put you on a mailing list to let you know when their services begin again. In short, the trip involves a rail tour around the steel works at Scunthorpe. I have a feeling that it’ll be extremely interesting.
For more information click on the picture which will take you to the website
How Long Should A Wish List Be?
In a County as big as Lincolnshire I think this wish list could go on and on! Perhaps it’s best if I pause for breath now though. I still have walks in the Wolds, expeditions in the Fens and outings in Grantham (the canal springs to mind) and lunches in Stamford to fit in. I think I’m going to have to do a series of blogs on the subject don’t you?
My list of things to do and places to visit after the Coronavirus restrictions are lifted is very long but not by no means complete. I know there will be many things that I haven’t visited but really ought to so if you have any suggestions please let me know.
“Stay Home Save Lives”
Have a good week everyone and keep smiling. We shall get through this pandemic if we work together. Don’t forget that #LincsConnect is here for you 24/7
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