Monday, 9 February 2009

Its raining, its pouring.

You may notice in my last post below, that a friend will be drawing the names. Yes the husband is off again, this time to Greece on Wednesday. Meanwhile I shall bask in the glory of our decidedly damp English winter. The streets turned into rivers today as I walked home, rain filling my shoes as I skipped over giant puddles in my heels. But I can't complain valentines day is too commercial these days and hubby has spoilt me with delicious meals all weekend. He says everyday is like valentines day with him. I'm not sure about every day?! But he is becoming a rather amazing cook. As I reach for second helpings I see a battle with my skinny jeans coming on.
As well as eating I have been stitching new garlands from old woolen fabric scraps, delicate italian biscuit wrappers and paper doilies. Not many pictures as light is still an issue. But I have a three day weekend this week so I am looking forward to making the most of some extra hours of daylight. What are your thoughts on valentines day?

16 comments:

CMN said...

Valentines Day... Well, among my crowd of single, unmarried friends, I may be in a minority of one, but I LOVE Valentines Day! Any holiday that is about telling those nearest and dearest how much you adore and appreciate them is a great thing. We definitely could use more love and appreciation in the world, don't you think? I've been having a fabulous time crafting dozens of cards and making boxes for chocolates... seriously, what's not to love?!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

I have always hated Valentine's day - as an unpopular child, I never got the cards and candy hearts that everyone else got. But my husband is really good with holidays...that, and he's an actual chef, so I can appreciate the joy of wonderful meals cooked by a loved one. Don't know what we'll do this year, but it's sure to be unexpected and delightful.

Gina said...

Any excuse for a bit of romance with friends, family or loved ones can't be a bad thing. But I don't like the over commercial side to it all. I do like my mini garland from you though which I've hidden away until Saturday!

A Bun Can Dance said...

I like Valentines Day as an excuse to give my lovely hubby a beautiful handmade card! We're not into going out for meals etc as everywhere is overpriced on V Day and there's less choice on the menu - rather like a Christmas menu! So we will have a lovely walk in the countryside this weekend. Which we would probably do whether it was V day or not! So apart from the card, we don't really mark it as a special day. PS: I've got a great word for the verification below: 'plitypo' - isn't it great?

Ash said...

lovely photos!

coco+kelley said...

i have to agree with your hubby - every day should be valentine's day! i'm in love with the glowing candlelight in those photos... and the garlands are just perfection!

Sue said...

I'm not a big fan of Valentines day, I agree it's too commercial and it shouldn't be necessary to have to have to wait for a certain day to be able to tell someone you love them and how special they are, I think your man's got it right, good food is always a great way to someones heart (or is that just mine)!!!

Miz.November said...

My favorite thing about Valentine's Day is the color scheme. I hated it when I was young and trying to pretend I was tough. But now all the red and pink and frill just make me giddy for being a girl. Its really a girly holiday.

sofia barĂ£o said...

we think like your husband. no need of a date to remind us how much we love each other :) and me too tomorrow husband leaving until saturday :-(

Brittany Noel said...

I've never really like Valentine's Day. I wasn't ever really unpopular, but I was sensitive to the kids who were, and it made me so sad when kids complained that they HAD to give them Valentine's. I just always felt like it left out the kids who weren't "cool".

However, now that I'm a grownup and not in the clutches of school social rules and such, I think it's nice to receive a note or something from someone you love.

Another however, I can't stand the way companies have completely taken advantage of this day, urging you to buy the same Valentine's and little hearts and flowers and stuff, because you need to. I think that turning the holiday handmade is a wonderful way to go with it.

Or, like you guys, to appreciate each other in other ways, like cooking a meal or going to an event together.

parisa said...

Your photos are soooo beautiful!!! It's like a book which I like the best. Thank you!

Salvage Thread said...

Really enjoy your images, keep it up Sx

Liz said...

Although I'm not a huge fan of Valentine's Day, I like to acknowledge it and usually treat myself to a little something (a bunch of flowers, a book, a piece of jewellery)as I'm married to the most unromantic man on the planet!

maggiegracecreates said...

lOVE THIS GARLAND SO MUCH.

HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY.

Elie's Papel said...

Love the pictures... especially the one with the candles, it could be raining but it feels very warm.

Indie.Tea said...

I am rather neutral toward Valentine's...and I love the photographs, especially the candles in the top one.