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valentines meal deals

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lamaddalena, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    Nothing says "I love you" quite like scouring websites to spend the least possible amount on a meal
     
  2. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Going out on valentines Day. Yuk.
    1. It's a date on a calendar.

    2. Most places are busier than normal therefore not only lacking in intimacy but also with chefs churning out the food as fast as they can.

    Stay in. Go out another night.
     
  3. We're are away next week (in a holiday park with the kids) so have gone for the M&S deal. We have got antipasti to start, rump steak with Madeira sauce and chips for main, chocolate mousse puddings, a bottle of cava and a little box of chocolates all for £20.
     
  4. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

  5. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    O/H is on night shift on the 14th, so that means bacon and egg for him when he wakes up and whatever for me sometime later!
     
  6. njs1999

    njs1999 New commenter

    Being your other half. Yuk.

     
  7. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    I'm with sparkleghirl on this one!
     
  8. Our local chippy is adding an extra 20p on a bag of chips tomorrow....talk about exploitation.
     
  9. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    Same here.
    Not only do you pay more, there is usually a restricted menu and worse service because everywhere is heaving.
    We are having dinner at home tomorrow and have booked our Valentines meal out for Friday.
     
  10. My boyfriend is up North this week so we are having our Valentines meal on Saturday-it's amazing how much the price goes up for Valentines Day!
     
  11. Not really bothering - will probably cook something nice at home and avoid the crowds. But our wedding anniversary is fairly close to V.Day so we tend to go out for that when it's quieter anyway and let the festival of hearts, flowers and hideously itchy lacy bad-taste underwear pass relatively un-marked.
     
  12. Ive bought the £15 Tesco one today - beef parcels with paprika potatoes, side dish of petit pois, leeks and bacon, desert of chocolate patisserie slices and a bottle of fizzy rose. I also bought some heart confetti and valentines day crackers with a "mr and mrs" type quiz in, just for a giggle!
    Tomorrow i'm going to get my hair cut and attempt to find some self confidence that has been evading me for months. And after the feast, I WILL lose 2 stone and look like the pictures of me 5 years ago that i've been mourning over recently.
     
  13. I am not in favour of special days to show your love, I dislike hype and hiked prices too...but I do have a romantic fiance who has booked a meal at our very favourite restaurant for tomorrow night. I offered to cook, but the table was booked...I am not complaining. (Now have to dye my roots and paint my nails. [​IMG] Yes impulce, I too have decided that after a blow-out feast and bubbly I shall make a VERY earnest attempt to lose weight...so Wednesday is marked on the calendar...)
     
  14. Im not into the hype either but it is really a nice excuse to show someone you care, regardless of how commercialised it has become that can only be a good thing.
    I need to stop using late evenings at work as an excuse to have take-away - that is my downfall at the moment. Its SO easy to just grab a macdonalds on the way home after a meeting! So I will have to make more effort to be organised with food.
    Exercise I dont think I am ever going to get to grips with - I simply do not have the energy most working days to go to the gym/exercise class, and if I did go as well as planning for the next day I'd have no me-time whatsoever. Weekends I could manage. I'll see how far I get with that - fortunately it doesn't normally take me too long to lose weight, but I seem to lose about half a stone and then get bored/complacent and start on the takeaways again.
     
  15. Bethannie

    Bethannie New commenter

    Valentines day is full of hype. A blatant excuse for shops to overcharge you. A cynical ploy to play on guilt and force you to buy cheap tat.
    And I would give so much to have a partner to share it with!
    This is a miserable time to be alone!
    Personally, I wouldn't buy a 'Supermarket Special'. I would cook a homemade steak and kidney pudding with real mash and a rich gravy...and for pud either my baked cheesecake....or a mouse (chocolate? walnut? chocolate and walnut?) something creamy delicious and sloppy to eat off each other!

     

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