Here’s Fandango’s question….
How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? Do you consider it to be a special day, one where you express your deep love and appreciation for your significant other? Or is it just a commercialized “Hallmark Holiday” where you feel pressured to spend money on cards, flowers, candy, jewelry, and/or expensive dinners in order to stay on the good side of the one you love? Either way, what, if anything, are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year?
Personally, I think it’s a rip off in all directions monetarily, but it’s nice in its way.
Being the forever budget minded (aka tight-because-we’re-always-skint) couple that we are, we don’t do Valentine’s Day anymore. Hubby buys me flowers, roses or otherwise, because he thinks I’d like some, not for a specific reason, and having seen how the price of a single red rose once rocketed to £20 when you could buy a bunch of 10 for less than a fiver is downright scandalous IMO.
Not that we aren’t romantic, as for a couple of old farts and undertraining wrinklies, we have our moments, and I was going to cook a special dinner over the weekend. You might enjoy this. Recent events have put the kybosh on that, but cuddles are plentiful in our house, don’t need to be swallowed so cannot cause reflux, and are enough to warm our hearts.
Here is a little tale that hopefully will raise a smile.
We were in a supermarket where they were selling single roses in a small vase in individual cellophaned packaging for £10. The lad in front of us bought one, and two bunches of 10 roses for a fiver each. I had visions of a jack the lad giving the posh one to his ‘official’ girlfriend and one each to twenty other lady friends. Ten out of ten for enterprise and cheek.
Then I thought about if from another angle. Maybe he worked in a care home and had bought roses for each of the female residents just to make their day. I liked that thought much better.
Photo: these were some Hubby bought for me when we were on the boat in 2015.