School dinners are horrible, but cooking dinner together can be lovely.
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While the kids are at school, or later, when they’re in bed, take time out together to prepare a meal.
Open some wine, play some dramatic classical music, pull out those fancy plates and complicated recipe books and make it passionate and fun.
Italian food is good for arousing your dramatic nature – risotto, especially, as you have to stir it for 40 minutes, meaning he can’t slope off to watch sport on the telly – or try spicy food to get your senses tingling!
Hopefully these ideas have kick-started your imagination to update your relationship as we go into the fall and winter.
Remember that this season has a lot of happy dates to make the most of – Halloween, Fireworks Night and Christmas – so make the effort to celebrate these occasions as a couple and a family.
The clocks go back in October, too, giving you an extra hour in bed. You don’t need me to tell you how to make the most of that! Have fun.