How do you propose to a girl? The Top 5 places in Italy to Propose

You’re all set. You’ve made your mind up..You’re about to plan your proposal! Let me stop you right there. Take a breath and take the best piece of advice a guy can give another guy:

  • Do your research
  • Plan early and plan every step of the proposal
  • Rehearse – sound weird to say but you need to get this spot on BECAUSE you’re girlfriend or boyfriend will remember what you did FOREVER + they will be obliged to tell others.

Once your set on Italy as the destination…take a look below and do your RESEARCH!

  1. Civita di Bagnoregio 

Image taken from Google.co.uk

Of all the Italian towns i’ve visited, Civita di Bagnoregio is still my favourite. You may not have heard of this town however, this stunning little beauty has most certainly escaped the modern age and remained as pure as the day it was built..

In my opinion, out is at the top of the list when it comes to proposal destinations and surprise proposal spots.

The photographs of this top proposal destination do not do it justice even although they are stunning!

Image taken from Google.co.uk

The Start of the Rest of your Life

The main passageway, is the only access point to the medieval town and NO CARS are allowed across which means you need to walk. But what a walk it is day or night! . Passing through the portal, you enter another world – quite honestly. You can feel history pouring from the cobblestones underneath your feet. Each lane and footpath holds a surprise around the corner.

The Proposal itself – What to do?

So my tip when proposing here is pick your spot and time of day as well. Day time is stunning with the views so if that’s what you are going for then great. The night time is, for me, extra special. The way I proposed here of course was follows – in bullet points to make it simpler.

Arrived during the day and checked into the hotel. The guy there was excellent, friendly and accommodating.

Go for a walk with your Fiancé to be.. check out the places that you can go down on one knee.

Go back and rest in the hotel. Get changed and go for dinner.

I waited until it got dark before I proposed to my girlfriend (now wife )

You could buy a Wedding Countdown Plaque and have this ready for the big moment. She can then see her Surname to be on their as well and start the countdown that evening. Oh and it’s a great way to announce your engagement.

Wedding Engagement Plaque

What I did when we left the Hotel room was pretend I had forgotten something, then I went back up and did the rose petals on the bed, chocolates by the beside table and other things that I will explain in more details with my next blog.

I picked a spot outside the church and across from our hotel to go down on one knee.

You can plan your own way that fits in with your personality but the one thing I would say is that you have 1 shot at this so savour every memory and every step that you do. Don’t rush it, enjoy it and do it well. Think it through in your head, rehearse it mentally and you will make this an unforgettable memory.

I should have put the link to the accomodation that we (I) chose..It may not look much, but trust me..It’s about setting and location. http://www.civitadibagnoregio.it/english/civitabb.htm

2 Assisi

Photo from TripAdvisor

Photo from TripAdvisor

Most known as the birthplace of St. Francis, Italy’s Patron Saint. I feel the best way to research where to propose in Assisi is to look at a couple of the places highlighted below and to take a read of this Rick Steves Guide to Assisi https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/italy/assisi

Trattoria Pallotta Assisi

Photo from TripAdvisor

http://www.pallottaassisi.it/new/trattoria_home.htm

The simple decor will make you feel a familiar embrace. Before you sit down at the table ask to visit the cellar discovered during the restoration work. Here you will find many regional labels and also a small selection of Italian wines, some of which are served by the glass

One of local people’s favourite restaurant… unique rabbits, pigeons dishes available… along with universal taste of beef, pork steaks and sausages…

Medioevo Ristorante

Photo taken from http://www.vanillamagazine.it

http://www.ristorantemedioevoassisi.it/en/

It is not the result of an alchemy but the result of the products coming from vegetable gardens, farmyards, clear skies, fresh and clean water, hands used to rolling out the pasta dough… in one word, the treasure of Umbria. Umbria is the starting point of the trip we take to look for all these products born from the love for the good things. We prepare the food with love, joy and passion for your and our sake…because cooking is a way to bond with the rest of the world and to show our best part.

You could buy a Wedding Countdown Plaque and have this ready for the big moment. Go down in one knee pop the question and then give her the little keepsake countdown gift. She can then see her Surname to be on their as well and start the countdown that evening. Oh and it’s a great way to announce your engagement.

la Basilica di San Francesco by night

Photo taken from pinterest.com

3 Spoleto

Spoleto is another of the cities that I would have chosen to propose to my then girlfriend. This was the first stop on the weekend trip that I had planned for the warmup shall we say. And what a warm up it was. Stunning! And the hotel I am about to recommend is more than!

Hotel Gattapone

Photo taken from http://www.hotelgattapone.it/en/

http://www.hotelgattapone.it/en/ Get involved with this hotel even if you don’t propose here. Stunning views and the most romantic setting.

You will need to give yourself at least a day here and when you are here visit this restaurant where there is no menu and you get what you are given. The food is cooked by Mum and Son is the waiter. Proper Italy!! And not expensive at all. Osteria del Matto (put this in google translate as well – but don’t let it put you off) – Osteria del Matto

4 Orvieto

Also a lovely place to plan your proposal at. This hill town city is unimaginable when you are approaching it. All you see is a city within its own walls on a huge hill. Sometimes I feel you just need to take a look at the pictures below and make up your own mind. I don’t think, for me that it’s a place that I would stay at but propose I would. Check out the official website for a little more insight.

Photo taken from www.youtube.com

5 Lake Trasimeno

A day or night trip ..We went straight from Perugia by car….stopped off for a coffee, right by the lake and it was amazing..Newly Engaged at this point. After the pit stop, we drove to Castiglione del Lago. Simply peaceful and tranquil. I would most certainly plan my wedding proposal at anyone of these lakeside towns. Or you could move further into the hills for a more typical Italian hilltop setting.

Photo taken from www.annesitaly.com

If you do want to add something that little bit different to your proposal, head over to MadeAt94.com to pick a proposal announcement sign for you and your Husband / Wife to be.

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Unique Father’s Day Gifts – Father’s Day Personalised Plaques Part 3

Unique Father’s Day Gifts – Father’s Day Personalised Plaques Part 3

In our final part of our unique father’s day gifts we present to you some chalkboard plaques to get your Father on his very special occasion.

Unique Father’s Day Gifts

In the following 5 personalised plaques we will discuss the main features of each of the plaques, and if you like them we have included a handy link to the product page where you can purchase.

 

1. My Dad’s The Best Because…. Personalised Heart Chalkboard Plaque

This first plaque with handwritten “My Dad’s the best because” features a dotted border, a brilliant lime green button, 2 silver studs, and it’s a chalkboard plaque so you can write your own message. The word Dad can be changed to any name you require e.g. Daddy, Grandad, Stepdad. This plaque can also include a name tag with your name or your children’s names.

If you like this plaque then you can buy it now!

 

2. I’m The Best Stepdad Because Personalised Plaque

This second plaque with handwritten “I’m the best Stepdad because I still wanted these crazy kids after I met them” features 1 red button, 1 black button, and 2 small silver stars. The word Stepdad can be changed to any name you require e.g. Dad, Grandad, Daddy. This plaque can also include a name tag with your name or your children’s names.

If you like this plaque then you can buy it now!

 

3. A Son’s First Hero DAD Personalised Heart Plaque

This third plaque with handwritten “A Son’s first hero DAD a Daughter’s first love” features 1 small red love heart, a dotted border, and 2 silver studs. The word DAD can be changed to any name you require e.g. Daddy, Father. This plaque can also include a name tag with your name or your children’s names.

If you like this plaque then you can buy it now!

 

4. My Daddy Is The Best Personalised Chalkboard Plaque

This fourth plaque with handwritten “My Daddy is the best because….” features 2 small lime green buttons, a dotted border, and is a chalkboard so you can write any message you require. The word Daddy can be changed to any name you require e.g. Dad, Grandad, Father. This plaque can also include a name tag with your name or your children’s names.

If you like this plaque then you can buy it now!

 

5. Anyone Can Be A Father Personalised Plaque

This final plaque with handwritten “Anyone can be a FATHER but it takes someone special to be a Daddy” features 4 small silver stars. The word Daddy can be changed to any name you require e.g. Dad, Grandad. This plaque can also include a name tag with your name or your children’s names.

If you like this plaque then you can buy it now!

 

We hope you enjoyed this third part of our new Father’s Day plaques. Did you know that these plaques could also make unique Birthday or Christmas presents as well. If you have not had a look at Part 1 then you can click here or check out Part 2 for more Father’s Day plaques!

 

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas – Personalised Plaques Part 2

Father’s Day Gift Ideas – Personalised Plaques Part 2

In this second part of our new plaques for Father’s Day gift ideas we present to you some  unique heart plaques for his very special occasion.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

In the following 5 personlised plaques we will discuss the main features of each of the plaques, and if you like them we have included a handy link to the product page where you can purchase.

 

1. The Only Thing Better Than Personalised Plaque

This first plaque with handwritten “The only thing better than having you as my Dad is my children having you as their Grandad” features 2 small red love hearts. The word Dad can be changed to any name you require e.g. Daddy, Grandad, Stepdad. This plaque can also include a name tag with your name or your children’s names.

If you like this plaque then you can buy it now!

 

2. Daddy No Matter How Tall I Grow Personalised Plaque

This second plaque with handwritten “Daddy…No matter how tall I grow I will always look up to you!” features 3 small blue gems after the word “Daddy”. The word Daddy can be changed to any name you require e.g. Dad, Grandad, Stepdad. This plaque can also include a name tag with your name or your children’s names.

If you like this plaque then you can buy it now!

 

 

3. I’m Really Very Lucky Personalised Plaque

This third plaque with handwritten “I’m really very lucky I can’t believe it’s true of all the Stepdads in the World I’ve got the best one you” features a small blue button. The word Stepdads can be changed to any name you require e.g. Dad, Grandad. This plaque can also include a name tag with your name or your children’s names.

If you like this plaque then you can buy it now!

 

4. I Love My Daddy Personalised Heart Plaque

This fourth heart plaque with handwritten “I Love My Daddy” features a dashed border, a small bold red love heart, and 2 small silver love hearts. The word Daddy can be changed to any name you require e.g. Dad, Grandad, Stepdad. This plaque can also include a name tag with your name or your children’s names.

If you like this plaque then you can buy it now!

 

 

5. Daddy I Love You More Than Personalised Plaque

This fifth plaque with handwritten “Daddy I love you more than all the stars above” features 4 small silver stars. The word Daddy can be changed to any name you require e.g. Dad, Grandad, Stepdad. This plaque can also include a name tag with your name or your children’s names.

If you like this plaque then you can buy it now!

 

We hope you enjoyed this second part of our new Father’s Day plaques. Did you know that these plaques could also make unique Birthday or Christmas presents as well. If you have not had a look at Part 1 then you can click here or continue to Part 3.

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Places to take dad in Kent

Top 5 places to take Dad on Father’s Day in Kent

Places to take dad in Kent

Take your Dad shopping and out for lunch

Ashford Outlet

The perfect venue for fashion conscience Dads – so the ideal place to take Dad this Father’s Day. however if your Father is not into shopping maybe the worst place you could take him. There are loads of great deals that go on throughout all the shops and to be honest I have even been there twice because it is such good value. There are places to eat there as well and if you have young children there is a play park which is brilliant!

Take You Dad out for ‘Just Food’

The way to a Mans heart and all that Jazz! WE have selected some of the palces we think your father, Dad, Stepdad will love. Maybe even treat him to a cheeky pint as well if you choose the Indian option..?

1 – Casa Da Claudia

places to take dad in Kent

How about a day time meal or light lunch. Casa Da Claudia is a lovely little eatery with good reviews as well. Based in TunBridge Wells, a lovely setting for a day for the Fathers out there. The description the restaurant gives itself is as follows: Casa Da Claudia is a unique, rustic café, just off the high street in Tunbridge Wells. Serving breakfast, brunches and lunches, to beautiful cakes and pastries. MMM..Brunch sounds like an option?

2 – Reads Restaurant

places to take dad in Kent places to take dad in Kent

This place is for Dads who like the finer things in life and who love good food. The beautiful setting makes the experience even richer but I would say click on the link above and take a wee look for yourself. you know your own dad and out of all the places to take dad in Kent, you will find the best one for him!

3 – The Tiffin Box

places to take dad in Kent

WE took this last place from TripAdvisor because of the quality feedback it received. A few examples are:

Excellent Taste & Presentation

Best vegan food in Folkestone and Hythe

Amazing food – Value For Money – Fab Service

So there we have it! Again you will make your own mind up from all the possible places to take dad in Kent. this is just a few

Adrenaline Rush Time!

If your dad is an adrenaline junky then maybe it’s a better idea to try out one of the following Adventure days out.. There is no point in me going on and writing loads on each of the following places to take dad in Kent, because you can look at videos!!

True Grip Off Road

Go Ape 

A Day full of Animal Adventure at Port Lympne

Explore over 600 acres of wildlife! Plus a Free Safari

And there we have it! A selection of Places to take dad in Kent for Father’s Day and his birthday!

If you are still looking for Father’s Day or Birthday gifts for Dad you can search on our website for some low cost unique gifts for dad.

A few gifts you may like to give your dad…

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Father’s Day Gifts For Men – 5 Unique Personalised Plaques Part 1

Father’s Day Gifts For Men – 5 Unique Personalised Plaques Part 1

In this first part of our new plaques for Father’s Day gifts we present to you some personalised plaques to get your Father on his very special occasion.

Father’s Day Gifts

In the following 5 personlised plaques we will discuss the main features of each of the plaques, and if you like them we have included a handy link to the product page where you can purchase.

 

father's day gifts

1. My Superhero Personalised Plaque

This first plaque with handwritten “My Superhero, My biggest fan, My first love, My Dad” features a dashed border, and includes our new rock candy design. The word Dad can be changed to any name you require e.g. Daddy, Grandad, Stepdad. This plaque can also include a name tag with your name or your children’s names.

If you like this plaque then you can buy it now!

 

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2. The Only Thing Better Than Having You As My Dad Personalised Plaque

This second plaque with handwritten “The only thing better than having you as my Dad is my children having you as their Grandad” features 2 small little red love hearts. The word Dad can be changed to any name you require e.g. Daddy, Stepdad. This plaque can also include a name tag with your name or your children’s names.

If you like this plaque then you can buy it now!

 

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3. I’m As Lucky As Can Be Personalised Plaque

This third plaque with handwritten “I’m as luck as can be! The Worlds best Stepdad belongs to me!” features a dashed border, and 4 small silver stars. The word Stepdad can be changed to any name you require e.g. Daddy, Grandad, Dad. This plaque can also include a name tag with your name or your children’s names.

If you like this plaque then you can buy it now!

 

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4. I’m As Lucky As Can Be Personalised Plaque

This fourth plaque with handwritten “I’m as lucky as can be! The Worlds best Daddy belongs to me!” features a dashed border, and includes 1 small teal coloured button. The word Daddy can be changed to any name you require e.g. Dad, Grandad, Stepdad. This plaque can also include a name tag with your name or your children’s names.

If you like this plaque then you can buy it now!

 

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5. Anyone Can Be A Father Personalised Plaque

Our final plaque of this blog post is handwritten with “Anyone can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a Daddy” features 4 small silver stars. The word Daddy can be changed to any name you require e.g. Dad, Grandad, Stepdad. This plaque can also include a name tag with your name or your children’s names.

If you like this plaque then you can buy it now!

 

We hope you enjoyed this first part of our new Father’s Day plaques. Did you know that these plaques could also make unique Birthday or Christmas presents as well. Check out part 2 for more exciting plaques.

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