Valentine’s Day

I just wanted to do a quick post to wish all my readers a Happy Valentine’s Day whether you’re taken or just generally aren’t that fussed about the day. This is my first Valentine’s with David and my first Valentine’s in general as I’ve always been on my lonesome waiting for the day to come when I’d have that special someone to share a day like this with. Some people completely obsess over Valentine’s Day, others are on the opposite end of the spectrum, but I myself personally like Valentine’s Day, however one thing I will always say and emphasise is that you should show someone you care every day of the year rather than the 14th of February.

All day on Facebook I’ve seen pictures and statuses of people telling the world what their amazing other half got them, from Pandora rings, trips abroad, and handbags galore, to some even getting all three. As much as it’s so lovely that everyone has been treated so well I can’t help but think Valentine’s Day is taken to a new extreme at times. Yes, we may not admit to it but we do like receiving gifts, but when it comes to days like today just the thought of someone going out and picking me a card and sitting writing a little personal message inside means more to me than any designer handbag or Michael Kors watch ever will.

David was working tonight so we done our little Valentines exchange this morning and even though we agreed not to get each other anything, I got him a card and a heart shaped box filled with 3 different boxes of sweets, with sweets such as jelly turtles with “I shell always love you” written over the box. He turned up at my house with a card, a beautiful bouquet of roses, a box of chocolates and two framed photographs from our trip to Paris and that was me a happy girl for the rest of the day at how thoughtful he is. Maybe I’m being hypocritical because in the end we did get each other something, however little it may have been in my case, or maybe I’m being hypocritical because just last week I posted a gift guide to give some ideas of what to buy that special someone, but I just think that sometimes flowers or just a card can say more than any extravagant gift can.

Let’s rewind to the weekend when David and I went for a lovely dinner at one of our favourite Indian restaurants and then headed to a nearby hotel for what was meant to be cocktails but turned into a bottle of wine we discovered that night and fell completely in love with. After one glass too many we headed to see The Swan Lake (what is it with us and ballet these days?), which was really wonderful and made me realise just how inflexible I am and how I’d never look as good in a tutu as all those beautiful girls on stage. Regardless of the many comparisons made in my head between me and the ballerinas, the show was really lovely, the ballet itself “astounding” as David stated and just the overall night a great one. If you’re ever looking for something different to do then the ballet is a must, whether you go once and never go again, or end up returning multiple times to see different productions. That’s Valentine’s Day over for another year but my first one was made very special indeed. What do you think of Valentine’s Day and what were your plans for this year?

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