|Getting away from a commercialised Valentines day|
I'm not a massive fan of Valentine's - maybe because I'm an old married woman now and think that doing the washing up is a more romantic gesture than buying flowers. Perhaps because I briefly worked in catering and think of it as the night that teenagers with disposable income and old couples without anything in common anymore but their long-flown-from-the-nest children pay over the odds for chef's lazily constructed special menu that has been tripled in cost due to the calendar date. Anyway, I do still believe in romance, and there's nothing to stop you from making that gesture on February 14th - so long as it doesn't mean that the other 364 days are a dearth of affectionate behaviour.
The main thing is to get away from the intolerable tedium of champagne, chocolate and roses. Or overbooked restaurants. I won't even mention the disaster that is 'saucy' underwear bought in the wrong size and an outrageous colour. It's classier to clumsily paw at your girlfriend than buy them hooker's workwear and pretend that it isn't a present for you.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...
Taking it long term.
Whatever you do, take five minutes away from the commercialised nonsense of the whole shebang to appreciate each other. It doesn't cost a thing and it makes you realise how rich you really are.
Guest post by Alys Kowalik who writes a Cardiff based food blog here: http://cfchef.wordpress.com/
|Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2011 20:10|