One Day Only : Love, devotion and a cheap box of chocs!
The Valentine bug is almost upon us. I can honestly say that although I am a hopeless romantic and there's nothing I like more them smooches and cuggles that Valentines day is pretty sickening.
I am all for romantic gestures, showing someone you care. My boyfriend and I often come home with a little something for the other 'just because' and It's sweet, it makes you happy that your partner is thinking of you. But to make a day where everybody in a relationship feel obliged to do it is stupid. There really is no meaning behind the 'gestures' that Valentines day generates. A over handled box of chocolates and slightly wilted roses, an all too predictable valentines card filled with the usual hallmark sentiment are the usual suspects but your beau may be feeling adventurous and go for the grand gesture....Dinner.
I have had the misfortune of being taken out to dinner Valentines day, let me put it plainly....it sucked. My boyfriend of the time booked a table in a nice restaurant in London where that I had been hanging my nose over for a while, this little bistro boasted sweet secluded tables with delicate lighting and ambient enough to melt the hardest heart, so as you can imagine it had a price tag to break the biggest bank. I won't lie, I was amazingly chuffed to be told to get my glad rags on for an evening of culinary delights. But the thrill soon wore off, we may as well have gone to Macdonald's! The 20 or so tables and somehow bred filling the restaurant so full waiters were struggling to move between them, the place was as hot as a sauna and smelt just as bad and the beautiful soft music that used to play had been replaced with someone crooning heartbreak classics as 'you look wonderful tonight' and 'lady in red.' I was horrified! my little piece of heaven was officially hell!
Needless to say I have never gone out for Valentines since and I don't think I ever will. My Boyfriend and I have no intentions of doing anything out of the ordinary, We plan to spend the evening at home with dinner, wine and the sofa. Although I may let him pick the film, just this once.