The trick is to keep it subtle and romantic - not like a drill sergeant barking an order, "Right let's get those diaries out and find a date."
Send a flirty e-mail or text with a suggested date... and what you'd like to do!
Plan wisely - you might be free on a Friday night - but exhausted - a Sunday afternoon might be far better for tired couples.
It's a recession, you don't have to wine and dine each other first but keep a "pleasure chest" handy - it has everything you need for a bit of fun - massage oils, lubricants, a pot of something yummy like honey, silky stockings, a blindfold!
Enlist the grandparents to babysit and drop the children at theirs - you don't even have to leave your home - have a candlelit picnic in your sitting room.