Valentines Day; we went small this year.
I love my husband, I really do, and we have had fun in the past with meals out, presents, weekends of lurve and all sorts of things, but gradually we have settled down about Valentines Day. I mean, really, I know he loves me and I love him and we do this ALL YEAR ROUND and I know a lot of people really enjoy making a fuss of Valentines Day with presents and stuff, but we are too overburdened with STUFF. The past few years Mr Angel Jem and me (I?) have been striving to do more without adding more. No massive piles of gifts, no extravagant gestures of balloons, flowers or anything that suddenly shoots up in price at this time of year.
No, we don't buy a card. Mr AJ bought a really lovely one about 3 years ago, it;s perfect, and I like it. It comes out every year and that is really all I need, card wise. And I make him a card. Last years was marzipan covered with chocolate. The year before I made cupcakes and we all enjoyed them. This year it was a sample card for a Guides craft session I ran on Friday.
Boardwalk Empire, the boxset. We'll watch it an episode a night until we're done, by which time series 2 of House of Cards should be available (I may pre order it already) and see us through the summer.
Keep your flowers, chocolates and cuddly toys. Our romance doesn't take one day a year to celebrate; it takes the year to live and enjoy.