Of course I have to write a post about Valentines day.
Mainly it goes by unnoticed in our house.
When we were young it was just a bit of fun, for children, teenagers, to send anonymous cards to people they fancied. Now it seems to have become a huge industry with cards, gifts, balloons special expensive menus and a lot of hullabaloo….. and taken very seriously by anybody under 50.
I work with young women who would divorce their husbands if the did not “do” something for Valentines day. One girl got upset last year because her partner had not sent a Valentines card from her baby daughter!
Not just cards are expected, but gifts as well. One young colleague was so annoyed that her boyfriend had” just sent flowers ” because “it was “so predictable and without thought!”
To be honest I don’t think I have ever received a Valentines card (everybody say AWW!!) but then a again i have never sent one either. (BOO!)
So after reading Ella Coquines post on her mothers Valentines gift. ( yes Mothers Valentines gift!)…. I like her Mums sentiment “
I decided to mend my ways and “do” something for Valentines.
So no it is not a “peep” !…( you have to read the post. that might come later!) but a box full of goodies for the man who could do no wrong all through December, but has slipped a bit since!
so what do I put in this box?
My darling does not collect “stuff” so he is very difficult to buy gifts for, one of the reasons we don,t buy gifts for each other, but I wanted to get him some small favourite things that would be a luxury for him
So what is in my man bag?
Luxury chocolates in a heart shaped box
Fun but subtle socks, to reflect his mood.
Mango massage butter, with a promise of a massage!
Zingy luxury shower gel to wake him up.
Jazzy CD to get him in the mood.
Bottle of non alcoholic fruit cocktail.
Smelly brie and some luxury biscuits.
Chocolate ginger biscuits. to hot him up!
Luxury hot chocolate drink to send him to sleep!
and of course a lottery ticket to satisfy the gambling man in him!
I am also going to give biscuits, special coffee and chocolates to my children.
Suddenly, inspired by my blog friends’ I have turned from a present grump to a present fairy.