For the Lonely Lovers

Whether you love it or you hate it, Valentine’s Day is celebrated across the globe with all its expectations, and for what? Chocolates, flowers or gifts that are supposed to profess someone's undying love for you? How very 3rd century.

I have a friend who is of Greek culture and she doesn’t do Valentine’s Day because it falls on her “Name Day”, so she celebrates it as if it were her birthday. Um sign me up for name day if it means chocolate!

I guess it amazes me though, how much emphasis we tend to put on this day and expectations we tend to put on this day. I think it’s important to remember that you don’t need someone else’s affection or token of love to make you feel valued, it should come from within.

Although, I know it’s one of those things that we often get caught up in because it’s thrown in our faces by clever marketing teams and when you go shopping you can’t look anywhere that doesn’t have little paper cut out hearts plastered all over their shop windows, so I guess we buy into it the hype.

Don’t get me wrong, it can be a very sweet gesture when you are on a receiving end of a beautiful hand picked flower from a garden or heartfelt little card or goes without saying a bit of chocolate - did I tell you that I am a chocoholic.  

But what I’m trying to say is that if you don’t have a Valentine, don’t stress. Be your own Valentine! Do something nice for you, buy flowers for your room, a candle for the house, or buy some decadent chocolates (there’s that word again), that you can savour after a hard days work and enjoy!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my readers!

Kails, xx (I’m off to buy some chocolate!)