Sunday, 12 February 2017

Early Valentines?



I saw a supermarket advertising 100 Roses a few days ago for £25.00.

So that's £25 and then some will have a meal out on top of that and that's £70/£80 gone in a flash.

This year we are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary, we kiss, cuddle and tell each other how much we love each other several times a day, we don't need to go out and spend masses of money to prove it.

So we won't be joining in with the Valentine's commercial hype.


I can buy flowers whenever I fancy and treated myself to Rose's today.


All I paid was 49p for all of these.




On the Rose theme...

A Giant Rose Cupcake - Was £10.00 down to £1.99






So do you celebrate Valentines or not?

28 comments:

  1. I read that M and S are advertising a very special bouquet of roses for £500. Can that be true??

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    1. You are right Elizabeth, I have just googled it 100 Roses for £500, but they do come in a vase, so I suppose that makes them a bargain. (not) How crazy whatever next.

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  2. As I'm not a fan of red roses they were/are wasted on me. I'd rather have a big bunch of sunflowers any day, or even a posy of picked wildflowers. As long as they are given with love, and that's the rub, if you really do love each other it's shown in the little things every day, not the big showy display of expensive roses that the following day will be back down to a fiver a bunch {well, you know what I mean ~ the price goes up just so the commercial side of things profits}

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  3. The roses are beautiful Marlene.
    When I went to the supermarket the other day, I was told by a staff member that it was busier than usual because of Valentine's day. I don't understand it myself. Maybe we are miserable, but we've never bothered to spend silly money on cards and flowers which are overpriced anyway. Don't get me wrong, I love (see what I did there) what the day stands for, I just won't be spending money in order to celebrate it. I do have some heart garland on the mantel and might be persuaded to make some chocolate brownies as a treat, but the shops can keep hold of their tat. X

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    1. I could have bought several bunches more, but I still have the flowers what Jack gave me last week going strong. Good for you Jules, it is money better off spent elsewhere, your heart garland and chocolate brownies sound good xxx

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  4. The trouble is going out on Valentine's night after the cost, is having them dictate how you spend your special evening, with set meals and everyone crammed into their dining and

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    1. Yes I know exactly what you mean, I think eating in is more romantic any day, just the two of you.

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  5. No celebrations here. I doubt whether DH will know it's Valentine's Day!
    xx

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  6. I love that cupcake- what a bargain!💕
    I've got my hubby 6 walnut whips!

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    1. Nice one, I love walnut whips, I used to love the dark ones, not sure if they still do them. I would need 6 as well, one wouldn't be enough x

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  7. I would celebrate most things if it meant I could have a yummy looking cupcake!

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    1. I have just had some with a cup of tea.

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    2. No, we do not pander to the hype. We love each other. We don't need cards or even flowers or chocolates to show it.
      Margaret P

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  8. That's what you call a cake and a half!!

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    1. It is the guys will soon devour it, I only eat cake at the weekend.Just had some with a nice cuppa.

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  9. We don't tend to celebrate Valentine's. My husband knows to only bring home flowers that have been reduced! I have trained him! Your cake was a bargain.

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  10. Andy and I say 'I Love You' everyday. My flower vases are never empty all year round so I would not expect him to pay grossly inflated prices for Valentines flowers...besides which he knows that I am not over fond of roses.
    I will probably cook him something nice for his tea-x-

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    1. I have to say I like Roses but if I had a choice they wouldn't be the first choice xx

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  11. We have been married 36 years this year and have a wonderful marriage without the need to spend silly amounts of money on Valentines day. I have a few décor bits and pieces that I would normally put out and then add a sweet treat to our meal. Each to their own, but spending ridiculous amounts of money on red roses would be wasted on me.

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  12. I'm not one for all of this but Mr Him is. He gets upset when I don't buy into buying him a card and seem disinterested in his. I'd rather have a nice meal together and a bottle of wine at the kitchen table. No presents.

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  13. So with you, Marlene. We avoid the assembly line couples tables on Valentine's Evening, though we do like to have a nice date meal sometime around the day. This year we're going to our fave restaurant nearby later in the week, using the Christmas pressie voucher from our grandchildren. I bought us a £4 pink cava and I did hint today at maybe some flowers, don't know if I'll be lucky but I just like having a bunch of supermarket tulips so I'm a cheap Valentine's date!

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