What's more romantic? Celebrating Valentines Day or not?
I overheard a debate at work between two colleagues of mine - is it more romantic to celebrate Valentines Day or not?
I always think of myself as a hopeless romantic, and believe me, I’ve made some silly decisions based on that analysis. However, Valentines Day always confuses my stance.
I agree with the cynics (and my boyfriend) that Valentines Day has been occupied by big-bucks retail chiefs and thus bares little resemblance to what it initially started out as BUT I still yearn for that card and maybe a nice meal come the 14th February.
My boyfriend believes that you should express your love and gratitude every day of the year regardless of the posters in Clinton’s shop window - I agree with that but my argument and suggestion is this:
If your boyfriend/girlfriend is particularly romantic or sensitive, do it. Don’t buy the teddy, heart-shaped chocolate box and £10 singing card - cook them a meal at most or simply agree that you will both be together, alone, for one night.
Yes we all agree that we love and appreciate our partners every single day (even if it is in a silent way) but in this emotionally fraught time of recession, staying at your desk beyond the humane call of duty and higher separation rates than ever - take the time to openly celebrate and appreciate the person who is there, throughout everything, at the end of every day.
I’ve always had an interest in blogging ever since the days of Live Journal, alas I’ve never actually signed up and kept blogging as a fully fledged adult. I’ve always had lots to say but never the inclination to write it down post the age of 20. Live Journal logged the many pretentious thoughts I had as a teenager (random lyrics, details of my university application and ‘heartbreaking’ posts justifying why I thought my teenage lover was obviously the worst person in the world - he wasn’t) and Twitter is my last desperate grasp at youth.
So why did I sign up to Tumblr? A few reasons actually.
The first reason is because my boyfriend (Dan) suggested it - he reckons I might actually be good at it (which is a rare compliment from him!)
Secondly, I love The Verge (tech website for all those non-tech people reading this) - it is beyond doubt the coolest website in on the web - it combines great tech writing, gorgeous photography and stylish video reviews - it is a complete inspiration to me. (www.theverge.com)
The final reason is this: I’m moving in with my boyfriend 2 days from now - if this doesn’t provide some entertaining posts then nothing will.