I admit I dislike Valentine’s Day.
This year it’s not just single woman bitterness as in the Kelly life story there just happens to be a little bit of a love interest currently.
I don’t like Valentine’s but I do really like the idea of love and romance ,of thoughtfulness and little gifts and letting other people know we’re quite fond of them!
So rather than sit like the Grinch of Valentine’s I’m going to go for “If you can’t beat them join them” school of thought this year. Let’s hijack this celebration and use for a whole lot of self love.
Here’s a few ideas of Valentine’s treats you can spoil yourself with.
Have half an hour with a book
Have someone else cook dinner
Be that a partner , children that are old enough or the lovely chef at the local takeaway.
Have a bath , in peace
Take a magazine , soak in bubbles alone.
Watch an old favourite movie
Probably when the kids are in bed.
Get in touch with someone who makes you smile
Make a list of things you are grateful for today.
Buy someone a little gift , just because.
Finding the perfect little gift for someone I care about is instant happiness for me!
Organise a night out with old friends
Buy yourself something you want not need
Even if it’s just an old copy of a favourite book from the charity shop.
Tell someone how fab you think they are
I did this recently it’s here if you want inspiration!
I know for some of you with little kids some of these ideas will sound like the stuff of fantasy. “A bath in peace ?” Is this woman batshit crazy I hear you cry! I know. I empathise. I remember.
You may have to tweak my suggestions a little! Bloody hell I may have to tweak my suggestions a little – a 3 teen household with also a 9yr old Lush addict and I’m banking on a long soak in the bath ? Maybe I am batshit crazy!
Do something nice for yourself this Valentine’s. If you’re loved up and happy then enjoy being spoilt by another grown up with likely better suggestions than mine – enjoy!!
If you’re the single type just think back to Valentine’s past and be grateful you don’t have to go through someone presenting you with the world’s most garish underwear (wrong size obvs ) and assuming this means their luck is in tonight !
Enjoy love week , I personally think Valentine’s should end at Primary school when the handmade cards and question marks do……although I could do a V day turnaround if handmade cards and question marks made a comeback!!!
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