My Valentine’s Photo

My Valentine's Photo

Valentine’s Day is a different kind of day when you’re married with kids. Although, to be honest, I don’t think children make a huge difference in my Valentine’s plans. Husband and I have been together for almost 14 years. We went out to restaurants our first three or four Valentine’s Day, then we stopped. I love the idea of a special day celebrating one’s love. But I dislike the mass market feel of Valentine’s.

I remember being single and always feeling like such a wally on Valentine’s Day. At least when I was young, there wasn’t Facebook bombarding you with everyone’s flowers and jewellery. I think when you’re in a happy relationship, you don’t really care about gifts, though it is always nice to feel that your other half still cherishes you and wants to make you feel special.

I don’t like the idea of not doing anything for Valentine’s. So I went a little crazy making heart-shaped food. We had heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast. And I made an array of heart-shaped cakes and treats for dinner. And every year, Husband makes an extra nice dinner for the two of us (this year we had sirloin steak, courgette fries and potatoes). We eat at the table and talk like grown-ups. Then we go into the living room, watch Netflix and ignore each other. That’s my idea of a perfect Valentine’s Day.

My Valentine's Photo



16 thoughts on “My Valentine’s Photo

  1. I have a similarly themed photo today, and feel very similar to you about the whole valentine’s thing. I love that you eat and talk and then go and watch a movie and ignore each other! I usually do heart-shaped food for the family.

  2. That sounds like a lovely way to celebrate and the picture of the strawberries has inspired me to add chic dipped strawberries to the top of my trifle so thanks!

  3. Lol, love it – brilliant post! Our evening’s the same, although I don’t think we managed to adult conversation even! The choc strawberries look lush x

  4. The strawberries look great done like hearts. We’ve been together a similar length of time – we used to avoid restaurants (or go out the day before or after), but now we don’t even do cards because the OH doesn’t really do cards. We do tend to have a nice meal, although ours was with N in tow!

  5. Sounds like you had a lovely evening – we’re just the same and eat together before zoning out in front of Netflix. Love the chocolate-dipped strawberries, they look a tiny bit like bottoms, which made me smile 😉 xx

  6. Ha! Identical Valentines evening at ours too. The height of romance is sitting at the table for the meal and waiting until after to watch Netflix instead of wolfing it down in front of it. Well done on all heart shaped foodie things, looks really lovely.

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