Friday, 14 February 2014

Friday 14th - Valentines Day

Love ? I love love love you.
Love ? I love love love you. (Photo credit: @Doug88888)
It is a well known fact that Valentine's Day is one of those days in the year where anything vaguely related jumps up in price. Because of this, plus the fact - as much as the BF hates to admit it - I'm not always the romantic of people, and so don't particularly see the point of Valentine's day. I figure that if you really love someone that much, you should celebrate it every day of the year, rather than just the one...

Me and the BF did have a debate to try and work out where the celebration came from and how it had got so big. He said religion, I thought it wasn't. Turns out he was right. Unfortunately. It all stems from the day being celebrated by the catholic church for Saint Valentine, the patron saint of affianced couples, engaged couples, greetings, happy marriages, love, lovers and young people as well as the slightly more bizarrely bee keepers and epilepsy, (Random I know!) but its easy to see why the he is the man for the day - so to speak....

Because of my beliefs, I tend to try and limit the amount I'd spend whilst making sure that I acknowledge it the tiniest bit. I'm not that much of a scrooge to act like it doesn't exist... This reasoning coupled with the fact it's our anniversary two weeks later means that Valentine's Day will be very low key affair...

This year it's the first with my BF. He's travelled down from his just to spend the evening in with me and so if all goes to plan, I'm cooking a meal (potential recipe to follow if it doesn't become a complete disaster...) and we're going to have a quiet, romantic (I hope!) night in.

Hope everyone else enjoys themselves and has the chance to celebrate Valentine's Day with their loved ones, regardless of whether that's a boyfriend, girlfriend, friends or family. I know I certainly will :)



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