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Thursday, 13 February 2014

Valentine's Day...

...or as Mr A calls it "Love Day".   For me it's just another day that has become commercialised, an opportunity for people to spend their money on something frivolous and often expensive.  We don't celebrate it.  In any case Mr A is very rarely in work in February, so we couldn't afford it even if we wanted to.   Sometimes if he remembers which day it is he might pick some wild flowers (or from someone's garden) but that's it really.

So I hadn't intended to do a post about today, except that Stella, my daughter sent me some photos of Billy and Jimi making some valentine gifts, and they are so sweet I thought I'd share them:







 
 
And the end results
 
 
 

10 comments:

  1. Such beautiful concentration, Ayak! And lovely results. It's the only way to really mean something in my opinion - to make a personal effort. We have no flowers out yet and FR is deeply resistant to all commercial propaganda...but maybe there'll be the extra special token gesture from him before the day is out! I have given him some handmade chocs rescued from the local shop..if no special gesture is received, they will be shared widely! Axxx

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    1. I love that look of concentration on childrens' faces Annie. Personal gestures do mean so much more...let's hope FR makes an effort! Of course if I was offered handmade chocolates on valentines day, it would give me cause to celebrate!

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  2. I also see Valentine's day as an excuse to squeeze money out of the consumer and I'm sad to see it now widely adopted in Turkey too. Hand made gifts and cards are to be encouraged.

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    1. I love a handmade gift or card at any time of the year BtoB. They mean so much more x

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  3. It's lovely to see them concentrating on making something...which will have so much more value than something bought in a shop.

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    1. Yes it will Helen. I still have similar things made from paper plates and tissue paper that Billy made for me a couple of years ago.

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  4. I love to see them concentrating so hard on their creations!

    Your grandsons look so dedicated and talented. You must be very proud.

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    1. I certainly am omentide...and miss them dreadfully :-(

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  5. Such concentration! You could drop a small bomb behind them and i don't think they'd notice. :-)

    DH and I don't do Valentine's Day either. He would never remember and I don't need a special day to show him I love him. :-)

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    1. I think you and I share exactly the same feelings about the day Perpetua. Love isn't just for one day of the year xx

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