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mandymouse
02-09-2009, 04:14 AM
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Have you got anything nice planned for February 14th ? Are you doing anything romantic ? or planning a nice surprise ? :love:

Or like me and my hubby, do you find Valentine's Day a big rip off ? ::yes::

On Saturday we went to Birmingham for a nice meal and then stayed over at the Crowne Plaza. We hate how restaurants and florists put their prices up for this day, so try to do something on a different day

Even my flowers were two bunches of Daffodils (my fave flowers) at a pound a bunch from the market :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

So tell us, will you be loved up on Saturday, or like me, are you just looking forward to Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway being back on TV :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: (How sad is that ???)

scottish mum
02-09-2009, 04:27 AM
I'm going to a wedding, but I do find valentines day a rip off and usually just exchange cards but occasionally DH will surprise me with flowers and then I get really annoyed because he has spent so much money on them and they usually make me sneeze:rotfl2: :rotfl2: . I'm not romantic at all but hubby does try hard

Snowy-girls
02-09-2009, 04:36 AM
Ok,i am going to make every one sick now :lmao: .
Me+Hubby are romantic :love: -but not just on Valentines-you don't need a special day for that ;) .BUT in saying that we do exchange cards,and we always get each other a little something-but we have only a 10 limit.
We don't go out(we used to before having the girls),but once the girls have gone to bed i set the table,with table cloth+napkins,red glass candle holders,the Roses that Hubby gets me for Valentines,i always break the petals off of one+scatter them on the table.We have a chinese take-away+bubbly.Then we watch a film whilst munching on ice-cream,chocs+popcorn+more bubbly.x.

shellbell
02-09-2009, 04:37 AM
We do normally exchange cards but last year DH surprised me a huge box of chocs from Hotel Chocolate and i had got him nothing (just the card) So this year a suggested we don't get anything as its just a money making scam. So this year were not getting each other anything and also DH is working nights. We do get DD7 a card though:)

Gaynor
02-09-2009, 04:39 AM
I agree Mandy it's a rip-off.
Me and Hubby are going to an awards ceremony next month so we are treating ourselves then to an overnight stay at the hotel they are being held and of couse I'll have to buy myself a new evening dress :laughing: to make up for valentine's.

higgy66
02-09-2009, 04:39 AM
Hubby and I stopped sending cards and flowers several years ago as I also think it's a rip off.

To me the whole point of Valentines day is to send a card to somebody you like that you're not actually with in the hopes they might take the hint. I.e. if for single people.

What's the point in sending them to somebody who knows you already love them? This should be shown every day of the year not when reminded by the card shops!

I never got a valentines card until I met my DH and I was already 26 then. I can remember every year the sideboard at home having 5 cards on and my dad would say "now there should be 6 - who's missing a card?" and then he would read them all out until it was obvious it was me. Sounds cruel to anybody who doesn't know our sense of humour but I still laugh about it now. :rotfl2:

Now hubby and I take it in turns to cook a nice meal for each other and spend the money we would have wasted on cards on a nice bottle of red wine. Can't wait for this year as it's hubbys turn to cook!

natalielongstaff
02-09-2009, 04:43 AM
We send each other cards but thats it ! im totally in agreement with you mandy :thumbsup2

emily1982
02-09-2009, 04:44 AM
This is going to be really sad but i've never had a valentines card. Even when i've dated over valentines i've never got one....one guy told me the petrol station had ran out. I know it's a money making scheme but i would love a card.

Bolanette87
02-09-2009, 04:49 AM
I hate to say it, but at the minute I totally love Valentines day..... :lovestruc In fairness, Robert is my first boyfriend so it's still a fairly new thing to me!! :lmao:

This year I've bought him a Pizza Hut Gift Card (It was the only way I could think to give him a meal out!) and a blue nose bear..... And a card of course.... I know he's bought me a Pandora Charm because I've picked it, but I don't know what else he's got me (As I've said on other threads, I'm suspecting bed sheets!!! :lmao: )....... We're planning on ordering a Chinese 'Banquet' to share by candlelight (Bless him, he cooked last year but he took so long I had to take over out of starvation! 5 Hours to make a dish of Pasta is a bit silly.....).......

Bob xoxoxoxox

Pinky166
02-09-2009, 04:58 AM
We are romantic but also think that Valentines Day is a rip off and prefer to be spontaneous buying little gifts, flowers etc for each other throughout the year.

That said I have been naughty & bought Hubby a pressie this year, he is going to cook me a meal on Saturday, then we will cuddle up on the sofa and watch a film. :cloud9:

(Your not alone Mandy I can't wait for Ant & Dec either. ;) )

mandymouse
02-09-2009, 04:58 AM
As far as cards and pressies go. I haven't had a card from Paul in years, and I try to find a funny one for him (though if anyone sees a Lightning McQueen Valentine's card, then please let me know), then I've bought him a huge bag of Mini Eggs and he's giving me a Valentine's Stitch that I saw at the Disney Store at the Florida Mall, which I blooming well paid for too :rotfl: :rotfl:

emily1982
02-09-2009, 05:14 AM
As far as cards and pressies go. I haven't had a card from Paul in years, and I try to find a funny one for him (though if anyone sees a Lightning McQueen Valentine's card, then please let me know), then I've bought him a huge bag of Mini Eggs and he's giving me a Valentine's Stitch that I saw at the Disney Store at the Florida Mall, which I blooming well paid for too :rotfl: :rotfl:


Have you tried moonpig Mandy, their cards are brilliant

natalielongstaff
02-09-2009, 05:17 AM
he's giving me a Valentine's Stitch that I saw at the Disney Store at the Florida Mall, which I blooming well paid for too :rotfl: :rotfl:

:lmao:

irisheyes123
02-09-2009, 05:48 AM
My husband is working that night so we are going out Wednesday night for a meal. I normally get flowers chocolate and a surprise he goes to the same florist all the time so she gives him the same deal as normal He tends to go a little over board with buying stuff I have told him to go small this year as we are going away for my 30th in march lets hope he listened to me :) ... I have no clue what to get him..

jjk
02-09-2009, 05:55 AM
we shall be going to the footie, we do buy cards and somtimes little pressies x

mandymouse
02-09-2009, 06:02 AM
Have you tried moonpig Mandy, their cards are brilliant

Thanks Emily, I'll go and have a look :thumbsup2

CustardTart
02-09-2009, 06:55 AM
As we got engaged on St. Valentine's Day, we usually exchange cards - sometimes I try and hide my identity, sometimes I don't. This year I'm not as I found a great card that will make DH laugh and I want to watch him open it! ;)

We have celebrated in various ways over the years - gone out, stayed in, gone away and so on... This year we're going out on Friday to see Keane at the O2 which I'm very excited about! We usually give each something but again it depends on whether we're inspired or not - DH sometimes needs a little inspirational 'help' but it seems to work out OK... :rolleyes:

wickesy
02-09-2009, 07:28 AM
I will be opening a sack full of cards and fighting off the advances of lots of lovely ladies......then I will wake up and spend the day doing nothing as usual. :confused3

higgy66
02-09-2009, 07:58 AM
I will be opening a sack full of cards and fighting off the advances of lots of lovely ladies......then I will wake up and spend the day doing nothing as usual. :confused3

:lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Natasha&Matt
02-09-2009, 09:15 AM
Well My boyfriend is off to Swansea early in the morning to watch his team Fulham (FA cup).
So while he is gone im going to make the room a love room :rotfl2: put lil heart shapes on the mirror with reasons why i love him, order a dominoes pizza (he has been wanting a nice pizza since the diet),put the candles on and watch Brokeback Mountain :rotfl: . I have bought him a South Park Dvd as he loves it and a lil Mickey and Minnie Teddy from the Disney Store (Ok thats for me :rotfl2: ).
Im also going to give him a well deserved back Massage. Lol.

wilma-bride
02-09-2009, 10:19 AM
I absolutely hate it - it's DH's Birthday the day before and not only do I find it near impossible to find him a decent Birthday card (because, of course, people don't have Birthdays around Valentine's Day :rolleyes: ) but if we want to go out for a meal, we end up paying over-inflated prices.

The in-laws are arriving on Friday so DH and I will go to the cinema on Friday night, I will cook us a nice meal on Saturday while the in-laws are at a wedding and, on Sunday, they are taking us out for lunch. No over-inflated prices for us this year :thumbsup2

natalielongstaff
02-09-2009, 10:27 AM
As we got engaged on St. Valentine's Day

So did we :thumbsup2

florida sun
02-09-2009, 10:41 AM
Another one here that hates Valentines Day, Im sure if I was with someone I might feel different, but even when I was married we only exchanged cards. Total rip off day in my opinion, but then I dont like Christmas either as I feel the same about that-Shh dont tell Mandy;)

SanFranciscan
02-09-2009, 10:46 AM
I am subscribing so I can read y'all's responses later since I have to get on with today's business. I will say that I like the idea of Valentine's Day. That in itself is pretty sweet. The reality is that it often causes greed and disappointment in women and guilt and resentment in men. I do realize that that sounds very sexist, but that doesn't mean that it can't be true.

BRobson
02-09-2009, 10:47 AM
We dont go in for Valentines day much - porr DH goes into meltdown at this time of year.

He has just got the trauma of buying me a Christmas pressie when my birthday comes along, a week after is Valentines, 3 weeks after is our wedding ann and then Mothers day :rotfl:

If I get a card I am delighted ;) and the years I dont expect anything he surprises me :lovestruc

mandymouse
02-09-2009, 10:48 AM
Total rip off day in my opinion, but then I dont like Christmas either as I feel the same about that-Shh dont tell Mandy;)

I heard that Sue :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

natalielongstaff
02-09-2009, 11:37 AM
I heard that Sue :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

That sue's a brave woman :rotfl2:

PoppyAnna
02-09-2009, 11:48 AM
We usually get each other a few little things and a card that adds up to too much money (you're right about the florists, Mandy. It's so cheeky).
So, this year Richard has said I can get a few charms for my Pandora, fine by me:goodvibes I'll get hime a jokey card and pressie from the girls.

Lizzybear
02-09-2009, 12:36 PM
I am subscribing so I can read y'all's responses later since I have to get on with today's business. I will say that I like the idea of Valentine's Day. That in itself is pretty sweet. The reality is that it often causes greed and disappointment in women and guilt and resentment in men. I do realize that that sounds very sexist, but that doesn't mean that it can't be true.

I agree Susan, I see it with other couples mine and Steve's age especially.

We send each other a card and have done presents and a meal out (the week before ;) and not that we ever need an excuse to do this anyway..! :laughing:) in the past but we've agreed not to bother with presents this year, saving hard for October. But yes we went for our meal last weekend!
When I was with my ex for our last Valentines day together he bought me a single red rose... 5 days earlier! And yes he still gave it to me on the 14th :rotfl: Quite symbolic really!! :rolleyes:

craigs bride
02-09-2009, 12:46 PM
hubby 2b isnt really a romantic so i dont expect much from him although i get him card :love:

Nubbedy
02-09-2009, 12:58 PM
I absolutely hate it - it's DH's Birthday the day before and not only do I find it near impossible to find him a decent Birthday card (because, of course, people don't have Birthdays around Valentine's Day :rolleyes: ) but if we want to go out for a meal, we end up paying over-inflated prices.

:thumbsup2

That is so true. My birthday is 2 days before Valentines and DH has to buy my Birthday card in January otherwise the selection is dire! And we can never go for a birthday meal or weekend away as the prices are all hiked up, and in a word I'm just too mean to pay it.

For Valentines Day this year (romantic little soul that I am :rolleyes: ), I am leaving DH at home with the two kids while I go to Cardiff to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday, and watch the Wales / England game in a pub somewhere! If I had known Ant and Dec were back on TV though, I might have changed my plans..!

Sara. :)

Strommie
02-10-2009, 02:17 AM
We haven't done Valentines Day for years now. I hate the commercialism of it all. We will be staying in with a takeaway and watching a dvd :cloud9:

mikki.young
02-10-2009, 03:52 AM
We found a perfect card a few years ago and now we just give it to each other every year!

It has a little Mickey and Minnie on it and it says on the outside 'we're good together' and on the inside it says 'and we look cute, too!' :rotfl2:

Since we moved to Lincolnshire we have been going out on Valentines day to the Village restaurant (Just won the best Restaurant in Lincolnshire award) as they always do a good evening. Flowers are usually a big no no because of the price but Daffodils from the market are often on the agenda!

jns
02-10-2009, 10:29 AM
well DH always gets me flowers ,safe bet
and if he is not working we go out for a nice meal

but he's working this year so we'll make it another night instead

Hope everyone has a nice Valentine

jjpenguin
02-10-2009, 02:51 PM
We're not into it either.....

Yesterday we were in town and all the shops had valentines displays. I don't know why but I gave him a kiss and he said ' what's that for?' (in a nice way). So I said, ' well it's almost valentines day isn't it?' His reply: You mean I have to kiss you again this week :)) !

Having said that we send each other cards and take each other out when we can, makes much more sense to us!

wicket2005
02-11-2009, 03:17 AM
We don't bother now, used to in the early days. However, in the last year I have got really into cooking new recipes everyday so decided at the beginning of the year, once a month to do a 3 course meal so have picked Valentine's Day to be the first. I usually just cook a new main meal so wanted to try starters and desserts once a month. The hubbie doesn't know so it will be a surprise to him and our lads as they will be there too.:)

natalielongstaff
02-11-2009, 05:43 AM
We will be staying in with a takeaway and watching a dvd :cloud9:

Thats what we have decided to do :thumbsup2