My Children Love Me Enough to Buy Hot Dogs

We really don’t do Valentine’s Day (Roy and I). We’re not anti-St Val’s by any means we just don’t feel the need (we’re more the spontaneous romantics and doing little things to make each other smile regularly people). Given our somewhat meh stance on gift gifting, I was quite surprised when Taylor became quite upset walking home from swimming on the 14th February because he hadn’t got me anything for Valentine’s Day. The poor lad was really quite upset with himself, as I am the girl he loves the most.

Thankfully we walk past the shop on the way home so he borrowed all the cash I had on me, my £1 coin swimming locker change, to buy me something special.
Who needs a steak dinner when you have fab boys like mine and a tin of hot dogs?

Our Family Valentine’s Day

We don’t do the whole “You must buy me this, I must buy you that, our marriage and future happiness depends on Valentine’s Day” thing. We just don’t.

Instead we have a family Valentine’s Day, because we love each other you see. We spend lots of time together, we play games and we do nice things for each other. There are goodies and special / favourite foods and it is all a great fun day (or in our case weekend!). Any excuse to tell people you love them is ok by me.

You can see what we got up to below.

What did you do for St Val’s?

There was "I love you pasta"
There was “I love you pasta”


My fabulously nutty little sister Lauren took part in our family Valentine’s – I got some surprise goodies (she knows me so well – there was BOVRIL!) and the boys did cards etc for “Eedie Lauren”

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There were surprise little gift bags for Roy and the boys (we don’t do big gifts etc so I was ticked when Roy bought me oodles of stationery (another who understands my role as Queen Stationery Tart) and some gorgeous flowers.

A great excuse to start Kieran on his first Terry Pratchett book!
A great excuse to start Kieran on his first Terry Pratchett book!

I might have gone slightly overboard with favourite foods – there was slow cooked lasagna, white choc and strawberry cake and more…..

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Above all though there was lots of laughter, messing about, chilling and games.



Needless to say, we thoroughly enjoyed our family St Valentine’s Day.