Our latest Just Us Box arrived in time for our 6th Wedding Anniversary. Normally we would head out for dinner, having arranged a baby sitter for the evening, however this year we thought we would use our Just Us box.

This months box, Pillows and Poetry, is about escape. Taking you away from the everyday into a dreamy place full of twinkly lights, stars and romantic poetry.

“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, tender look which becomes a habit.” 

Peter Ustinov

We started our evening with a glass of champagne……. well it was our wedding anniversary! We then opened up the box to find all everything needed to make a pillow fort. Grabbing the pillows, a throw from our bed and a couple of chairs from the kitchen we began our big build. Luckily the hubby is an outdoorsy kind of man. So in no time at all we had our den. Ray Mears eat your heart out!


We had great fun adding the twinkly fairy lights and cute star bunting. We placed the throw and pillows inside, turned down the lights, lit some candles and made a start on the activities.

The traditional 6th wedding anniversary gift is sugar/iron, so of course we added some chocolates (and more champagne).


We climbed inside and settled down to notice a panel of star constellations, on the ceiling of our fort. I loved this little addition to the blanket. It reminded us of our stargazing date night.


” Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness” 

Olive Wendell Holmes

I don’t think we have read any poetry since we were searching for pieces for our wedding. We started with the examples and had fun filling in the blanks, some of which we changed, making it up as we went along.


When we got to poem writing, the Hubby came up many variations of ‘Roses are red, Violets are blue’ but other than that we struggled to come up with anything romantic. So we dug out a book we had been given for an Anniversary gift, snuggled down and read out some poems and romantic passages

” Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired”

Mark Twain

We found some poetry on the internet and listened to it while cuddled up in our little fortress, both falling asleep wrapped in each others arms.

“So, fall asleep love, loved by me… for I know love, I am loved by thee”

Robert Browning

Our date night was lots of fun. We enjoyed reading the poems from the book, even thought we were both a little bit unsure what to expect. I can not wait to see what arrives next month in the ‘trick or treat’ box.

We have joined up with Just Us Box to offer you a 10% discount off your total spend. Just add EACH10 at the checkout and enjoy some great nights in!

Love Always,


Thank you Just Us Box for sending us this lovely box to review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.