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Valentine's day

Discussion in 'Personal' started by emilystrange, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    not any more. our wedding anniversary is tomorrow, which is more important. and cheaper to celebrate!
     
  2. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Nope. We 'celebrate' our relationship every day: Mr Kibosh does a super erotic floor dance for my amusement and eternal joy. He gets a day off on Valentines. Only fair.
     
  3. First I thought you meant the film which I am watching and it is poop

    Second ... we will be celebrating but in half term ... we like the idea but not the hassle [​IMG]
     
  4. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    We are going to exchange cards and buy some nice grub from M&S for Monday night.
    I never enjoy going out on Valentine's night. Too busy, less choice and you get ripped off. We will celebrate on our Wedding Anniversary instead. It's more special for us.
     
  5. dogcat

    dogcat New commenter

    We're also doing the M&S route for Monday and swopping cards. My bf is not really into it and to be honest the older I get the more I think it is a rip off day anyway.
     
  6. Milkandchalk

    Milkandchalk New commenter

    I don't like valentines day. Probably something to do with being single more often than not on the day!
     
  7. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    It's a cynical, retail-driven mass hypnosis. And it's a waste of money.
     
  8. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    Small tokens and a nice meal in - everything else is a monumental example of exploitative commercialism
     
  9. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    I believe that we should abandon St. Valentine and instead celebrate the feasr day of St. Antoninus of Sorrento on Monday instead.
    That way we can save money by simply sitting in caves and repelling the occasional attack by Saracens.
     
  10. moonpenny

    moonpenny New commenter

    I always get made a fuss of. I've bought him some small gifts which I hope he'll like to say thank you for how he has been there for me. I know I don't need to say thankyou but he's been like an absolute rock for me over the last couple of months.It's made me feel very close to him and this is a good a time as any to show that.
    Re: saving money, you can always make your own cards. I have done that a lot in the past but haven't had time this time.
     
  11. lardylady

    lardylady Lead commenter

    No, we don't celebrate it and I can't see the point of exchanging cards. Valentines are meant to be sent anonymously, surely.
     
  12. I completely agree - SO true. Much better to show affection every day throughout the year
    However, now in middle age (well past my best!) and engaged to a lovely man, after six years he STILL springs romantic surprises on me, and I LOVE it, love it, love it, love it - and it's all I deserve too. He's bloody lucky to have me, and he knows it....[​IMG]
    We are off out for a meal on Monday night - in the swankiest restaurant around. (It really is our 'special' eating place....well posh, sumptuous etc..) When he told me I made noises (once again this year) about it all being so expensive and a complete rip of etc, etc....but the table is booked...
    Y'now what? I am REALLY looking forward to it. I shall dress up and look as good as poss and thank my lucky stars that we do this. After years of stress, toil, anxiety and an unhappy marriage in which I was abused and completely taken for granted, (I can count ex's romantic gestures on the fingers of one hand) I am not complaining. He didn't need to book a table..he knows my views about Hallmark-driven celebrations..but we are doing the Valentines thing all the same. Call us stupid, middle aged fools. I don't care. [​IMG]
     
  13. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    AE, I think that's lovely.
    Valentine's Day is always a bit bittersweet for me - my stillborn brother was born on February 14th (although I never met him because I wasn't then born) and my fiance is always brilliant and never pushes it.
    We do celebrate - exchange some small presents, dine in from M&S, (they're making a good profit from us lot aren't they?!), and just spend some quiet time together but sometimes I get teary about my brother (even if I try not to)
     
  14. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    I'm a romantic old fool and like the idea of a small, personal gift to mark the day. My OH doesn't really agree so he asked my neighbour if her husband buys her a gift for Valentine's day. Her answer was 'if he wants to stay alive he does!'.
    My husband went shopping later that day!
    Mind you, his idea of a perfect gift usually has a plug on the end [​IMG]
     
  15. Saves on the batteries though. :¬))
     
  16. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    You're all heart Baubs! Mrs B is a lucky woman [​IMG]
     
  17. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    I am getting particularly annoyed this year with the talk of "Valentines Weekend", I've never heard the phrase before.
    An attempt to string it out into multiple events/days out too?
     
  18. I think Valentines Day is a money making scam - if you want to buy somebody a small, thoughtful gift, tell them you love them or take them out for a meal then do it on a day you want to, not just because Hallmark tells you to.
    Sorry. Am grumpy. Promised Mr D a meal out for getting a new job tonight, but can't get a table anywhere because of *** Valentines Day. So it's a M&S Dine in for 2 for tonight, and a meal out next weekend.
    If you celebrate it and enjoy it then work away, but I shall continue to ignore the whole thing!
     

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