It’s February 14th, so happy valentine’s day! Hopefully you spent the day overindulging in whatever way you see fit, but I also hope you’ve had a great day over all. I, on the other hand, made the unusual decision to wear a pencil skirt without tights and have had chilly legs all day long! So yeah, I’m going to make a mental note for next year to dress for warmth and comfort over style and showing off my calves.
My husband and I have never spent valentine’s day together so we thought we’d go all out — movies, afternoon tea, cheesy cards, and lots of chocolate. I wouldn’t consider myself a valentine’s day hater at all, but I definitely understand why some people absolutely dread it. As someone who generally doesn’t like other people (i.e. strangers in public, especially those with unruly children), I sometimes struggle when it comes to dealing with obnoxious couples. Admittedly, I’m sure there have been/are times when my husband and I are being that couple, however I would like to ignorantly believe that we’re not always like that. Anyway, I’m just trying to say that I get why valentine’s day is obnoxious for single people so hopefully I don’t seem like I’m bragging about what we got up to today.
We woke up really early this morning and exchanged gifts, some of mine included candles, bath products, makeup brushes, and thai sweet chili crackers. After that we went and saw Zoolander 2 at the cinema, which we both thought was a pretty good sequel! We haven’t been to the movies as much these last few months so it was so nice to be able to treat ourselves and see something we’ve been excited to see for a while now. After the movie finished we had a lot of time to kill before afternoon tea, so we sort of just moseyed around the shops until it was time to go.
Afternoon tea is always a delight, and today was no exception. I’m not entirely sure what we both love about afternoon tea, but I would bet it’s got to be the tiny crust-less sandwiches or the assortment of yummy cakes. We shared a pot of earl grey and tucked into the spread of vegetarian sandwiches. As someone who strongly disagrees with the taste and texture of eggs, I feel really lucky that my husband loves me so much that he will let me have all of the egg-free sandwiches! Seriously, he’s the best. So afternoon tea was a success, although we did end up eating far more than we probably should and by the time we got home we were tired enough to curl up on the sofas and take a nap.
For dinner we were planning on having a gorgeous meal, but by the time we awoke neither of us were hungry enough to eat all of that food. So in the end we decided just to have baked camembert with some veggie sticks, followed by a bit of wine and chocolates, along with the newest episode of How to Get Away With Murder a little later.
All in all, it’s been a great day. I feel very lucky, full, happy, and loved.