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Happy Valentine's Day!

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rubylady Sat 14-Feb-15 03:24:32

flowersHappy Valentine's Day everyone.flowers Being single, I have no-one to buy me anything today so I have chocolates and flowers coming with my Tesco order later and my dvd's of some wonderful films arrived Friday so that is me sorted. A lovely meal of beef stroganoff on order and a cup of tea or twenty. [roast chicken] brew

What will you be doing or who will you be sharing your day with? smile

rubylady Sat 14-Feb-15 03:25:44

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I'm glad I'm on GN,
And sharing my day with you. smile

rubylady Sat 14-Feb-15 03:27:29

p.s. I am never down on Valentine's. I am just glad I am not sharing it with the ex husband any more. grin

Lona Sat 14-Feb-15 07:38:28

I'm having a sleepover with my 3 year old dgd! grin I'm very happy!

shysal Sat 14-Feb-15 07:46:11

DGCs coming this evening for roastchicken
I don't get down, love living alone, but am sick of all the hype on TV and radio.
To all who are celebrating, have a great day! flowers

janeainsworth Sat 14-Feb-15 07:48:30

Well I'm not single rubylady but there has been a joint executive decision at Ainsworth Towers that it's a ridiculous, over-commercialised, hyped-up nonsense which we are happy to ignore!

thatbags Sat 14-Feb-15 07:59:03

I don't "get" Valentine's Day. I'm not quite ignoring it as I'm posting on this thread, but that's all the acknowledgement it'll get from me other than a few sighs and groans and wishes that all the hype and crap about it would hurry up and be over. Why is everything so IN YOUR FACE these days?

Bellasnana Sat 14-Feb-15 08:00:10

janeainsworth grin grin couldn't have put it better myself!

Anya Sat 14-Feb-15 08:14:41

To-morrow is Saint Valentine's day,
All in the morning betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your Valentine.
Then up he rose, and donn'd his clothes,
And dupp'd the chamber-door;
Let in the maid, that out a maid
Never departed more.

—William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5

It's been going for centuries. What's wrong with celebrating love? Or in Ruby's case her happiness for another reason.

Where the heart emoticon GNHQ?

thatbags Sat 14-Feb-15 08:18:22

Nothing wrong with celebrating love, anya. But the public manifestation of it is commercial crappiness and nothing more. If you like it, enjoy it. I'm sick to the back teeth already of red hearts everybloodywhere. This amused me though.

Anya Sat 14-Feb-15 08:29:42

Let's not turn a thread on Vanetime's day sour, this early on. We all know about commercialisation, so let's take what happiness we can from it for our own loved ones please.

Some of us may not have them with us very much longer.

ninathenana Sat 14-Feb-15 08:36:04

We have the DGC staying over tonight so DD and her partner can share a romantic meal. He's cooking mussels in white wine and garlic, lucky her.
We've never bought presents for Valentines but we do still buy each other cards.
I remember aged about 13 running down the road in the dark and posting a card through a rather dishy 19-20 year olds letter box, my friend dared me !!

thatbags Sat 14-Feb-15 08:37:06

One can express one's love for a person any day and every day. People who really love each other do.

I'm allowed to feel sour about commercialism and I'm allowed to express that sourness.

Anya Sat 14-Feb-15 08:47:23

Then start a thread of your own on the subject.

Anya Sat 14-Feb-15 08:50:12

Meantime, all those who wish to celebrate today, go ahead. And I hope you have a very happy day cupcake wine sunshine and I'm off now to cook DH his favourite (and usually forbidden) breakfast.

Iam64 Sat 14-Feb-15 09:02:32

Oh grumpiness so early in the day. Mr i.am came home from shopping yesterday, with a beautiful bunch of flowers. The unexpected gift and the warmth with which is was given made me smile. They're sitting in the hallway so I see them often - what's not to like. I'm not a fan of the commercialisation of anything and everything but it doesn't stop me enjoying Christmas, Easter or indeed Valentine's day. smile

kittylester Sat 14-Feb-15 09:06:31

Well, I have a card and a small box of chocolates so I'm not complaining!

janeainsworth Sat 14-Feb-15 09:14:17

I've always thought the sentiments associated with St Valentine were for the young and unmarried, Anya, as your quote from Hamlet implies.

I let MrA know I love him still, every day.

It's the gross commercialisation of Valentine's Day I object to, like Waitrose selling £20 Valentine's dinners when they normally do a deal for £10. That has certainly not been going on for centuries.

soontobe Sat 14-Feb-15 09:15:40

My husband took me out for a meal [sit down fish and chips, my choice] on thursday, as he is working today.
I like Valentines day!

soontobe Sat 14-Feb-15 09:17:39

I happened to be in ASDA this year, who had all sorts of things for under a £5.[sweets, fudge, cards etc]

Pittcity Sat 14-Feb-15 09:21:29

DH had a bad day at work yesterday and stormed home forgetting to pick up the usual card and chocolate from the station. He swore loudly when The One Show mentioned that it was Valentines Day. I am not bothered but always get him a jokey card when I am buying his birthday card (next week).
So this morning he made me cheese on toast for breakfast and has gone off on a vine pruning course at a local vineyard. I am hoping he will bring back a nice bottle wine for us to enjoy later.

Oldgreymare Sat 14-Feb-15 09:27:10

tempted to quote our next monarch....
'whatever love is.....'
Ducks out of sight smile

vegasmags Sat 14-Feb-15 09:28:43

Now happily alone, I remember the excitement of Valentines day when I was in my teens. I was married at 21 and although we only made it through 15 years before splitting up, I remember that one year my then DH put a advert in the Guardian declaring his love for me. I was thrilled to bits.

Agus Sat 14-Feb-15 09:33:20

I have a dozen deep red roses........because I'm worth it! grin

Ariadne Sat 14-Feb-15 09:33:30

We've ignored Valentine's Day for years - well over fifty years (married for fifty this year it known one another longer)

But for those who love it - enjoy it!