I wasn’t sure whether to share this as it feels a little more personal than my other posts but in the effort to share a bit more than just what I eat I decided to click publish before I could change my mind. Here is my Valentine’s day from a few weeks ago…
In the eternal words of Elvis
“I’m in love
I’m all shook up
Mm mm oh, oh, yeah, yeah!”
OK so nearly 4 years into a relationship and maybe me hands aren’t shaking and my knees don’t feel weak and I can more than stand on my own two feet but that aside I am a lucky in love kind of gal. I think it’s the Pisces in me – as much as I try to hide it, I love a bit of movie-style romance. I just don’t think Valentines is so bad. I do agree with some of y’all that it’s a bit of a sham to make money out of a lot of panicky men once a year but I also think there can’t be that much bad about a day that encourages us to spread and show our love. Maybe it’s us Brits that think there is? I bet the Americans can’t get enough of V-Day.
So anyway – When this year’s day of love arrived my guy and I had decided to stay in. Woah – I know…really ground breaking planning there on our part. And me being someone who fully believes in equal rights and not sitting around and waiting for someone to tell you they love you but telling them instead (ahem dig at women desperate to be proposed to…do it yourself.) I took it upon myself to give a little love in the hope that it would all come back to me – just like that song in Bugsy Malone – I decided I would be the romancer instead of romancee.
A week before I’d purchased Kevin Hart’s ‘Let Me Explain’ stand up dvd as a present for my beau as I know the way to my man’s heart is first through his belly and then through some belly laughs. I actually gave the present early as I’m terrible at waiting – I like instant gratification so handed it over to him as soon as I walked through the door on the day it arrived from Amazon. What can I say, I wanted that ‘isn’t my girlfriend amazing’ look. And I got it.
On the day itself I ended up running round London like a blue-arse fly (where does that saying come from?!) going to three different supermarkets to get stuff for our romantic evening. Now it looked like I was one of those panicky men buying up anything remotely romantic but still, I say, three supermarkets? that’s commitment. I bought the boy flowers. Decorated the living room with candles. Made, that’s right, made menus so he knew what he was having (steak obvs!) and waited from him to arrive in my newly purchased ‘l’amour’ toujours’ graphic print tee. (I am a commercial retailers dream, I know).
My boyfriend devoured his 3 course dinner, downed his favourite beer and then proceeded to fall asleep on the sofa.
Ahh but you gotta love him still.
I mean look how perfectly matched we are just from our cards…
Yes, mine is handmade one on the right and yes, I do now realise I missed out an A from the word banana. But no my boyfriend still hasn’t, luckily and that’s what’s important isn’t it? The fact he can overlook my mistakes and still be in love. So for that I love him.
Hope your Valentine’s was as lovely as mine.
Sorry for the soppy post. Normal service will resume shortly but in the meantime here’s a little more love for you…all taken from my tubmblr which you can follow here: http://haveyouheardthelatest.tumblr.com/