Valentine’s 2014

Spending time with people you love, in a place you love, doing things you love:  thats a good enough way for me to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  This time last year we were in CapeTown and I cooked a Valentine’s lunch for eleven, including both great-grannies.  Here’s the table before we sat down to eat.  (I made the big hearts with paper and a stapler.  The little heart baskets are woven from two pieces of paper – I remember making them at primary school).IMG_0547

This year, we spent the day in Edinburgh: walking through the Botanic Gardens to lunch at Pizza Express in Stockbridge. IMG_0736


The display of orchids in the RBG glass houses were stunning.  I love flowers and it is lovely to be given some.  Last year there were giant protea’s on the table.  This year, I am still enjoying a bunch of tulips R brought me.IMG_0724 Cards?  Of course there were cards.  I think I like them best of all: little messages saying the things we so often forget, reminders for this year, 2014, of the things that we have committed to, the things that really matter to us and to our family.  Valentine’s Day: a simple reminder to keep loving one another every single day.


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I started blogging after the birth of my first child. Since I stopped working, I realise I am defined far more by my relationships than by what I do. So, I am: wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend.

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