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Valentine's Day

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Dunteachin, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Somebody had to.
    I've got MrDt a card and that's it. I've invited my single daughter for tea so that she can take her mind off being a) abandoned and b) single. She hasn't replied, yet. I'm hoping she'll get a better offer.
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Flowers and a meal out...
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  3. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    You little romantic, lan! Mind you, it's your first year of marriage, isn't it? It's our 40th. Forty years of Valentine's cards! I never throw them out but I don't know where they are.
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  4. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    Commercialised nonsense. And I have fallen out over it. It bloody gets on my wick being FORCED into doing romantic stuff. There are 364 other days in the year. What about being spontaneous?
  5. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    OH will be instructed to buy a big box of Thorntons - probably the Continental Selection - and he'll probably use the date as an excuse to buy some expensive vino! We don't do cards or flowers: hate cons.

    Romantic, huh?!
  6. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    The tags at the top - presumably another Nu-TES gimmick - are kissy kissy smooch.

  7. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Quite agree, Jacob.
    Although, I can't quite imagine you doing 'romantic stuff', haha.
  8. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    I must beg your pardon, Jacob. Within the space of 10 minutes, I've likened you to a doddery, old bloke and someone devoid of romance.
    Not true, I'm sure.:rolleyes:
  9. ah3069

    ah3069 Occasional commenter

    You could look at it another way, if you're single, the M&S meal deals aren't bad, thats two nights dinners!
  10. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I am past such things as romance.
    Life is a lot simpler that way
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  11. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Nipped out yesterday to find a treat for MrREMFan.... B&M have supplies of American candy usually and different varieties of Reeces.....so that's him happy. I also got him a new mug... prophetic as it turned out as he broke his usual mug last night.....
    We were going to have gone out today for a meal but tbh I am still under the weather with the darn cold (and cough) and feel worn out so we are leaving it till Monday when he is off..... I have still to write the card I wrote....

    I agree re the spontaneity bit.... MrREMfan used to write me lil poems..... I need to star hinting....
  12. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    I saw someone (a friend of a friend, you know, one of those annoying people who makes everything visible to all & sundry) post on facebook about how she couldn't care less about Valentine's Day. Except she posted it THREE WEEKS AGO!!!!
    midnight_angel likes this.
  13. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I feel the same. There is a garish display of Valentine's day junk, close to the entrance of a supermarket we visit. Who in their right mind wants an A3 card? How will the postman get it through the letterbox?

    Many years ago, when I guess I'd have been about 18, a geeky friend I had was studying computing. This was in the days when programs were compiled on punch tape like this.


    He took the trouble to work out which keys produced which pattern of holes in the tape, and by careful selection of key presses, was able to compose a string of human readable characters made from the holes which said something like "DORIS CLEGG (or whatever his girlfriend's name was) YOU ARE MY VALENTINE. It must have been a labour of love, but I couldn't tell whether she appreciated the effort that went into it, or would have preferred something more traditional.
    kibosh likes this.
  14. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Are you spontaneous? Or do you talk about spontaneity and never actually have romantic meals?
  15. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Is it today?
    Tomorrow there will be lots of cheap chocolate. :)
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  16. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    "Is your Figure less than Greek?
    Is your mouth a little weak?
    When you open it to speak
    Are you smart?"
  17. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    That would have taken a bit of effort.
    I had girls operating tape and card punchers in my section who knew how to (and did) punch out rude messages
    kibosh likes this.
  18. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    I notice that broadcasters are now talking about 'Valentine's Weekend' rather than V.D.

    It used to irritate me when EYs children made cards for parents on the 14th feb.
  19. Sillow

    Sillow Lead commenter

    I got a card for my partner but we're away for the weekend (not too do with VD) and I left it at home. We don't really do cards; him at home says I don't need a bunch of roses to know he loves me. I agree, but secretly would really like a bunch of roses.
  20. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    Mr M has permission/instruction not to buy me a card or present. We have not 'celebrated' the day for many, many years. It felt important before we were married, but much less so now.

    Mind you, there'd be trouble if he forgot our wedding anniversary!

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