Don’t worry, I’ll be keeping it clean!
The other day I read a chick-lit author’s view on Valentine’s Day that rather depressed me. She seemed to think it was a waste of time on the basis that a) if you are in a happy relationship you don’t need to wait until Valentine’s Day to celebrate, and b) if you aren’t, you certainly don’t want to be reminded that others are enjoying true love.
I can see where she’s coming from and I realise that Valentine’s Day – like Christmas and Easter – is overcommercialised, but I still think a special day is important. Some of us need prompting in the midst of our everyday rountines to make a romantic gesture. Some of us prefer to buy a purpose-made card to express what we feel, because we can’t find the words ourselves. And some of us like Marks & Spencer’s Valentine’s Day meal deals!
Mind you, what I found on the shelves of my local M&S food store last night bore no resemblance to the gourmet repast I’d been slavering over all week in their TV adverts. A slab of pate (starter), still-to-be-cooked fish (main course), three wedges of cheese in a box (dessert). But I’d left it until the last minute, so I shouldn’t complain. And the food (and wine) were good and the company (in case my husband reads this) even better.
Any other thoughts on Valentine’s Day?