Friday, February 13, 2009

Your hand in mine


Happy Valentine's Day to you. It's a silly occasion isn't it? All pink, hearts and flowers. Mrs F-C I gave up on it years ago after being in long line of tables for two at a bleak restaurant in south London, as identical embarrassed looking couples glowered at each other across a single red rose while not saying anything. We thought if we did celebrate it again, it certainly wouldn't be like this.

So while it does involve flowers and chocolates and cards, it's the going out part we tend not to do. It's hideous. Everywhere's always busy, it's more expensive and the scenario is like the one played out above. It sends a shiver down my spine. I'd much rather go the the NFT and watch Breakfast At Tiffany's, or cook something spectacular at home.

Dear Mrs F-C has just come back from Paris and between bouts of bickering as to who's really in charge at home, presented me with a very beautiful chocolate heart full of other chocolates. How thoughtful.

So I'm on the hunt for a present at lunchtime. I know what I'm getting.

What about you?

Here's Willie Nelson with the gorgeous Valentine:

11 comments:

Matthew Rudd said...

I hate Valentine's Day. I may have mentioned this before.

Planet Mondo said...

We won't be eating out, but having a bottle of champers each instead, and then hoofing off for a few sips

Yes got Mrs PM's yesterday from Spitalfields Market - it's a bit random actually( I felt a bit sorry for it on the stall) so may have to pad out with some consolation choco's today..

Ishouldbeworking said...

If my squeeze so much as acknowledged Valentine's Day in my presence, I'd kill him.

Still, each to their own, eh.

Five-Centres said...

No Christmas, no Valentines - iSBW, any days you find at all 'special'?

Roman Empress said...

We're heading to The Sanderson to get sloshed and hold hands all the way home. So nyeh.

Ishouldbeworking said...

I quite like Walpurgis Night, F-C.

Five-Centres said...

Do they do a vegan menu, RE?

Roman Empress said...

We're just drinking, F-C.

Five-Centres said...

Well steady on then!

TimT said...

Mrs T and I are dining romantically at home (with an extra place laid for the cat, naturally), as usual. I’ve had a request for M&S’s ‘Gourmet romantic meal for £20’ deal, so that's what we'll be having.

fourstar said...

Just had this very discussion elsewhere; the consensus was that boycotting anywhere that advertises a 'Valentine's Special' was the way forward. In fact, cooking at home was best. With plenty of booze and easily removable clothing.

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