Sunday, 14 February 2016

Valentines Day - Your Way


It would seem that Valentine's Day is a hot topic in Blogland ... some are all for it and some deadly against .... I say just do it your own way !!  

If that is dashing out to the shops for a huge cuddly teddy bear, a dozen red roses and a card in a padded envelope go for it and enjoy the spending, the giving and the receiving of all the above mentioned red goodies.  If you like homemade and simple go for that too and if you like to do nothing at all  .... that's just fine by me  :-)

Us, well we keep it simple, the only commercial spend has been a little card given to each other, the gifts we gave each other were something tasty and something useful.  The 'tasty' was a cake made by me yesterday with the heart simply made by making and placing a paper template on the cake before the icing sugar was sprinkled on top.


The 'useful' were my little newly repainted green shelves put up in the spare bedroom, the mirror moved over and a row of hooks for our guests to hang their things up were finally attached to a piece of stained wood and put up ready for use.


We bought these hooks when we stayed for a long weekend in Beaumaris in September 2013 ..... yes I've been waiting a while for them to be put up, but it took Lovely Hubby a while to find the perfect piece of leftover fencing   ;-)

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But they are up now and I'm very happy with my completed spare room.


And we've both been very happy with a few slices of homemade cake with our cups of coffee over the weekend.  Filled with homemade Blackberry jam made in 2010 with blackberries we picked from the hedgerows when we lived at Jointers Farm.   I like it when things you eat and things around the house are full of happy memories.  Now that's what's made this Valentine's Day special for me.

Hope yours is a good day wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

Sue xx

22 comments:

  1. I agree, who cares if someone wants to spend money or do nothing. My dh made me a heart from his work computer and put in the date we met and a little message. I loved it. I can't eat candy but he loves dark chocolate so a small bag of truffles for him. Cheryl

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  2. Lovely post. I do like your corner with the green chair :)

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  3. Yes I agree, it's whatever you want to do. I got a big bunch of daffodils and he got a bag of chocolate hearts ( from the Pound shop - but delicious ). I also spent a few pounds for the BHF on hand made woolly hearts/bunting - all for a good cause.

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  4. We have never celebrated valentines day as such, its our wedding anniversay at the end of the month, so we have a celebration then. Maybe a meal out or it could be a meal deal from one of the supermarkets or something DB has specially asked for. We may open a bottle of Bucks Fizz but that will be it.

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  5. Sounds like a lovely valentines day x x

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  6. Happy Valentines Day, Sue. We don't celebrate the day either although we used to. To us we are too old and secure enough not to bother with fripperies, if that is the right word. We show we care in other ways as you do.
    The hooks you bought and have just used reminded me of a couple of painted hooks I bought years ago and haven't used yet. I don't even know where they are. If I like something which is unusual I do tend to buy them. I have a pair of cast iron hooks which I also bought years ago, one has a cow on it and the other a duck. We are using them in this house to hold my peg bag and and a large Mr Happy shopping/beach bag.

    Joan (Wales)

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    1. Sorry, meant to say that I like the simplicity of the corner of your spare bedroom. Wish mine were like that.

      Joan (Wales)

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  7. I love the personal touches.
    xx

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  8. I agree, celebrate how you want. Make it special day by being with each other.

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  9. We are having a nicce quiet day by the wood burner - nice lunch, now a jigsaw.

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  10. I'm not a fan of soppy things one little bit!

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  11. Yours sounds like an excellent way to celebrate! Love the look of that corner of your spare room :)

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  12. We dont tend to go in for the commercial celebration, but I usually wake up to a Valentines Wallpaper on my computer, which starts my day off with a smile :o)

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  13. Loving the bench and the new painted green chair.

    Happy Valentines day

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  14. Each to their own. Love the cost rack.

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  15. We had a frugal outing to a lovely garden which normally charges for entry but was free today !

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  16. Happy Valentine's Day! I've been under the weather and still recuperating, so no plans here except a nap...

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  17. My friend and her husband have been mailing the same Valentine's card back and forth to each other for over 30 years (putting tremendous faith in the local Swiss/French/UK postal service). So far it has always worked - and I think it's a lovely way to celebrate. A

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  18. Love the Valentine's day gifts, useful and meaningful, the best kind.

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  19. I quite agree with you Sue, to be honest we only celebrate Valentines day of it falls on a Sunday - no cards or flowers but a nice lunch & some time together visiting some shops. I'm glad you both had a nice weekend xx

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  20. I'm glad that my husband had a touch of romance about him; we married in April 1984 and in February 1985 he gave me a Valentine card with his own loving words inside. He died suddenly in November of that year - but that card means the world to me. I nipped out and treated myself to a bar of chocolate yesterday afternoon!

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