Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day

I've always been in two minds about St Valentine's Day. I like the idea of a special day to remember how and why you appreciate your special someone. Yet I hate the commercial hype, the mix of tacky-cutesy and overpriced gestures.

This year I offered to cook the hubby dinner, accompanied by wine, followed by a film of his choice. He agreed that this would be a nice idea.

In the morning I received a lovely card, the nicest card he has sent me to date. It was just perfect for me. Even though it made me wonder if my husband sees me as an imaginary friend! (See attached photo.)

Afternoon brough a visit to out local wine shop where we picked up a couple of reds to add to the fizz we had in. We chose one each, Dave's being nice but rather peppery and mine being packed full of fruit. Pinga del Torto, not to be confused with the similarly named penguin.

Evening kicked off with a bottle of sekt accompanying a seafood & grapefruit salad. Main course was Roman Spring Lamb with a cheat dessert of Gu melting middle puds topped with raspberries. Plenty of nice conversation, all finished off watching Charlie Wilson's War in bed.

All in all a relatively cheap way of celebrating how happy we are. (Sorry, when I realise how lucky I am to have married Dave I can't help being a little smug)