I'm talking Valentines Day here people. Were you wined, dined, spoilt rotten and showered with gifts??
Or, like SD and I, did you have 'that' chat? You know the one. The one where you agree that it's all a pile of commercialised crapola designed to part a fool from his/her money and how you don't buy into that one day a year rubbish because it's far more important to show your love on a daily basis with thoughtful little gestures that show you really care ...
So, Friday morning I opened one eye and checked for the trail of rose petals leading downstairs to a lovingly cooked breakfast served with champagne and a huge bouquet of flowers, heart shaped balloons and intriguingly wrapped parcels.
Well, that's ok I reasoned, SD really isn't a morning person and I expect he's having my flowers and balloons delivered later and I'm not that fussed about champagne for breakfast anyway.
So I spent the whole day with a heightened sense of anticipation and ...
So I did the only thing a girl CAN do in situations like this - I made bread.
Pounding the crap out of that dough was very therapeutic and I ended up with this:
|Garlic and Rosemary bread|
By the time SD called round that evening I was (understandably I think) feeling just a little hard done by - after all, I AM the self acknowledged 'best girlfriend in the world' and surely that deserved a little recognition don't you think?
Luckily it seemed that all was not lost.
SD carried a bag out of which I could see a large Dairy Milk box slightly protruding - YAY, chocolates!! SD put the bag down and said nothing. I waited patiently for at least 4 whole minutes before asking 'what ya got in the bag SD ...'
'Oh' he said, 'I nearly forgot, I've got something for you'. I grabbed it from him before he had the chance to say anything else and started to thank him profusely adding that I thought we'd agreed not to buy presents etc and that he really shouldn't have and then I noticed something ...
The tin (for that is what it was, not a box) felt rather light ...
SD looked a little perplexed. ' It's no trouble' he said, 'someone brought in a tin of biscuits to work as it was their birthday and I know you like to have tins around for baking and stuff so I brought the empty one home for you'.
I was slightly overcome with some kind of emotion at this point, not really sure what it was but it intensified when I opened the tin and it still SMELT of chocolate ...
Then I spotted something else in the bag, a RED ENVELOPE!!!! Now that HAD to be what I thought it was ... Didn't it???
To digress slightly.
SD had apparently had this conversation with one of his pupils earlier in the day.
'Have you got a wife Mr SD?'
'No I haven't'.
'Have you got a girlfriend?'
'Are you taking her out tonight?'
'Have you got her a card, flowers, chocolate, present ...'
'No, no, no and no ....'
'But you have to at least get her a card, IT'S VALENTINES DAY'
SD was apparently adamant that he wasn't buying me a card so she offered to make me one (which was really VERY sweet of her don't you think?). As they were in a craft lesson SD agreed that she could if she wanted to.
'What's her name', she asked.
'Sarah' replied SD.
She rooted through the stick on lettering.
'We don't have any A's left' she said a few moments later and then, a few seconds after that, 'Or R's'.
SD considered the possibility that having SHH on my card might actually not be a bad idea when she said brightly, 'Does she have a middle name ....?'
Eventually they decided that it might be a little confusing (not to mention suspicious) should SD present me with a card with the wrong name on it and so a little card was written with Sarah on it to stick to the front of the card and then she got to work.
What's that purple thing I asked SD - That he replied solemnly is the Purple Donut Of Love! A symbol of my regard for you. And the pink thing I asked - Im not really sure he said, possibly a heart or maybe it's representational art. I decided not to ask if the two red balls were representational too ...
And then the Purple Donut Of Love fell off:
Then the pink 'heart':
and then one of the shiny red balls and now my card looks like this ...
And then I sat on the sofa sniffing my chocolate scented empty biscuit tin for a while before I went to bed.
So, back to my original question:
How was it for you ...?
Linking up with Life Love and Hiccups for the Weekend Rewind and Falling Face First for The Lounge.