Well, we certainly do in our writing worlds, though our real-life worlds can be…well, somewhat different. ;-)
Mr Douglas and I have never really worried too much about Valentine’s Day. Mind you, every year he does double-check this with me in case I’ve changed the rules (bless his heart). :-) I mean, we exchange cards but that’s about it. Sometimes he’ll grab me a pretty bunch of flowers…but he surprises me with flowers throughout the year too. I might grab him some chocolate, but, again, that happens all throughout the year.
All that said, we have had a couple of Valentine Day highlights.
One year I was sick with a miserable cold, so he bought me the soundtrack to my favourite movie—When Harry Met Sally. He set me up on the lounge with a soothing drink and a box of tissues, put the movie in the dvd player and the CD in the CD player and handed me both remotes. That’s true love right there.
But the absolute best Valentine’s Day surprise was the one right after we were married. Now many of you will know that I eloped to London to get married and that we spent our honeymoon night in The Dorchester. It’s still the most amazing, plushest hotel I have ever stayed in.
|Me at The Dorch (in our double deluxe room with four poster bed and views of Hyde Park)|
We then spent three nights in Paris before returning to London for another few days. Well, on our last day in London Mr Douglas managed to sneak out to The Dorch and buy me one of their amazing bathrobes. Not only that, but he managed to hide it from me for the entirety of the next month until Valentine’s Day. I was gobsmacked…and over the moon when he presented it to me. We still say that’s the best present ever.
I’m of the firm belief that true love is about a whole lot more than flowers and chocolates. Still…it’s kinda nice to have a day dedicated to celebrating romance.
|From me to you: Happy Valentine's Day!|
So what about you? Do you have a happy Valentine’s Day tale to tell…or maybe a Valentine’s Day disaster? And to my fellow Cats, is it all hearts and flowers at your place on Valentine’s Day or business as usual? ;-)