Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love is all around…

It’s that one special day of the year. It’s a bit of a Marmite situation, you either love it or you loathe it. I will just say that for me, it’s a normal day. I don’t know what is particularly romantic about a day in February. It’s dark, cold and often rainy.

If you are single, you are made to feel like you should hide away. If you are in a relationship, you are forced to buy presents and go on a romantic dinner date. It doesn’t feel natural and judging by the faces of the people in the restaurant, most of the time they too would rather be doing something else.

I would rather go swing dancing or eat a takeaway curry. I love receiving cards and flowers (I’m not sure I know anyone who doesn’t), but if they are bought because of Valentine’s Day it kind of defeats the point. Surely you want someone to get you something special just because they care. On a side note, just in case you care, pink gerberas are my favourite flower (see photo – haha).

imagePlus I don’t think it needs to only be about the one person you are with. It should just be about sharing the love. So, today, I would like to tell you all how I feel: You are fabulous and beautiful and kind and lovely. And if you would like to leave a comment on the below link it would be highly appreciated. We have just been featured on the Expat’s Blog website and now we need some comments – so if you have a minute, give us some love back! Or send flowers…




  1. For me Valentines is at least the day of the year that a man should remember to give flowers to his woman, due to free marketing forcing them to remember.

    On the flip side, it’s the day that means the least to get flowers, due to the free promotional activity everywhere. Yet, as a woman, I will still get upset if I don’t receive any…

  2. You know, I’m not really into flowers! It’s the thought that counts of course, but since we’ve been together for almost six years and married for three and a half, he’s had some time to get to know me…haha.
    I got dinosaur stationery, a heart-shaped chalkboard and a vintage-style map of the arctic circle. He got a season of a sci-fi show he’s wanted to get and I made a pavlova.
    I wouldn’t mind getting a reproduction of my wedding flowers one day…I think that would be meaningful to me. It would be even better if they were still in plant form so I could have them in the garden forever!

    • Awwww, how lovely! I think you two have the right idea – it’s about spending time with one another and after such a long time together you seem to know each other well. I love the sound of dinosaur stationary! I made Mr Leather a card and he made me one. That’s my favourite part of Valentine’s Day. Then we are reversing rolls – I got him chocolate and flowers and he got me a boardgame – much more fun that way :)

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