Monday, 16 February 2009

Valentine's Day

Dictionary Definition :

val·en·tine (vln-tn)
1.a. A sentimental or humorous greeting card sent to a sweetheart, friend, or family member, for example, on Saint Valentine's Day.
b. A gift sent as a token of love to one's sweetheart on Saint Valentine's Day.
2. A person singled out especially as one's sweetheart on Saint Valentine's Day

My definition :

Guaranteed to be the year's biggest letdown ( after Birthday and Mothering Sunday). Usually manifests itself as cheap supermarket (or garage) purchase ( made after closing time therefore choice severely limited) . Restricted to half pound box of Quality Street/Roses ( ie. homogenous gift usually bought for unknown relative in the absence of knowing anything about them).

This year I got lucky and in addition to my carton of supermarket after closing hours chocolates I was left a £20 note on the kitchen table. I'm supposing that I should be grateful for this token of affection but it went on groceries . Hardly romantic but then nor was the gesture.

As usual , I have to listen to friends' tales of surprise treats , luxuries and heartfelt tokens of love. Maybe one of these years I'll awake to breakfast in bed and a red rose . Best not hold my breath though.

1 comment:

  1. Clair, geting a buch of follwers is not what it is cracked up to be!! i end up feeling gulity because i havent got him anything and men are to tricky to buy for at the best of times. i then feel like a heartless wench when i think "now i have to spend time aranging these!" and "more money wasted"
    then to top it all two days later i get up to find the cat has knocked over the vase and now i have broken flowers, glass and a puddle to cleen up!!! i would be happy with the chocolate...the rest is just hasel...LOL

    Take care, see you Saturday at the crop, looking forward to your class.x

    love Claire B