Thursday, 16 February 2012

V-Day

Love it or loathe it, it was Valentines Day on Tuesday and half the world was getting schmoozy and exchanging gifts/bodily fluids. I'm in the first camp. I love Valentines Day. Yes, I know it's commercialised nonsense. And that you shouldn't have to have a particular day of the year to show your other half how you feel about them. But so what? It's an excuse to drink champagne on a weeknight. An excuse to remind each other how much you mean to each other. To give (and get) gifts and to just have a nice time. Goodness knows we all take each other for granted from time to time. So why not embrace the opportunity to make someone feel special.


Tuesday was a little bit of a wash out for us. I was having a bad day. Any planned hanky panky was quickly replaced with tender hugs and my (as always) understanding boyfriend and I formulated a plan to postpone Valentines until I was feeling a little bit better. My guilt about ruining our night was heightened when I answered the door to sign for a massive bunch of red roses. It's always so much more lovely when you genuinely aren't expecting it. I also received a surprise little email with an appointment to get my hair done at a salon in the city centre. We don't always go totally mental on Valentines, I promise. My boyfriend just wanted to make me smile and he did.                                  


Valentines was rescheduled for Wednesday. I woke up in a much better head space and the day was spent a happier one. Although by the evening time, someone wanted to stay up and play with Daddy's glasses and teased us mercilessly that she wasn't going to go to bed when she was supposed to.............

But she did.

Eventually.







We still had champagne in the fridge. And a Momma who actually squealed with delight when she managed to squeeze herself into some pre-Ava La Perla.






My great plans for cooking on Tuesday night never came to fruition but luckily we still had this stuff in the fridge to ensure our post-Valentines celebrations were completed with a nice meal.










When you have no idea what to buy my boyfriend always go for booze. A good Gin or a bottle of Lagavulan 16 are a failsafe.......










And a boyfriend who notices that you have run out of body scrub, yet still have half a tub of the body butter left................



..............now that's love.





Although it bombed on Tuesday, we kind of made up for things last night. I know there are lots of haters out there. But I've spent single Valentines out clubbing with the girls and had an amazing time. I've also spent a couple  with a face mask, a movie and my only company a bottle of chilled Chardonnay. And thoroughly enjoyed those nights too.


                             Valentines is what you make it.

I hope you all had a good one................


I'll be announcing the winner of the Carmine Giveaway this weekend. There are only a few entries so if you still want to enter you will be in with a good shout. Please note though, only actual followers are eligible.





8 comments:

Smidge said...

Ha! You had exactly the same valentines meal as we did. Good old Sainsburys :)

Gia said...

Aww well I'm glad you made it up the next day! Good for you!

Dawniepopsies said...

It was yummy. Although I always feel cheated with Seabass. I need about 8 fillets to actually fill me up.....

Dawniepopsies said...

Thanks G :) x

P said...

"It's an excuse to drink champagne on a weeknight" - jeez, I don't need Valentines day as an excuse for that! Any day of the week ending in "day" is an excuse for that...

Dawniepopsies said...

Like your style P xx

Holly said...

Heheh what a cute photo of your daughter with the glasses! Adorable! :)

Dawniepopsies said...

She's a little rascal ;) xx