Saturday, February 13, 2016

Valentines day

Valentines day is here and even if you are not the romantic type, it is always great to acknowledge those near and dear to you and let them know how much they matter to you, in your life.
Showing love comes in its many forms, from loving ourselves to treating our fellow human beings with love and respect.
Lately walking into the supermarket and shops, everywhere you look you can't escape the overload of red and pink everything, from hearts, flowers, chocolates and soft toys, to a beautiful scented candle.
The day has become so commercialized and rather than one day a year, we need to show love and kindness everyday.

Rather than the overpriced flowers and restaurants, I consider it far nicer staying in and cooking a lovely meal and that is what we will be doing.
I did pick up a bouquet of red roses because they looked so pretty and the cards are still on the mantle from our anniversary

Have a wonderful weekend 


  1. Carolyn, All the best to you this VALENTINE's DAY!!!
    Have a great one and God bless,

  2. May your weekend be blessed with so much love, my dearest, sweetest Carolyn,
    thinking of you

  3. Hi Carolyn!! Wonderful roses!

  4. Beautiful roses. It's lovely to have your anniversary cards still displayed. I display greetings cards for quite a while and then I keep them. I still have your Christmas card in a pile of others on the Welsh dresser. I'll transfer them to a special box. My husband and I will have a quiet evening meal on Sunday as we can go out any time, being retired. May you have a lovely weekend yourself, Carolyn.

  5. I do so agree when you say that "The day has become so commercialized and rather than one day a year, we need to show love and kindness everyday."

    Your roses do look lovely - enjoy your weekend - enjoy your meal

    All the best Jan

  6. Staying home is exactly what we will be doing. Love and kindness definitely need to be practiced each and every day by everyone all around the world.

  7. Dear Carolyn, you are so right, this day is far too commercialized and we do not celebrate it here, by spending money in shops ,:-) Tomorrow ,like you we will have a nice meal, and maybe go for a walk somewhere together ,in nature. Yesterday I bought myself a few lovely little things, to use in my "play" room, for cards and such, thats my loving myself ,LOL.
    The roses are so beautiful and looks lovely with the cards you received . I wish you both a happy Valentines day tomorrow .
    Your surprises will be posted next week.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  8. Those red roses are beautiful, Carolyn! A perfect red shade too. I noticed your dresser and mirror in this picture, that is gorgeous. Yes, if only we'd show love and kindness every day, not just on Valentine's Day. Wouldn't that be nice?

    Happy Valentine's Day to you, sweet Carolyn.

    love, ~Sheri

  9. Dear Carolyn. You are so right. The roses are beautiful.
    Hugs from here

  10. Came along this blog and started watching and reading.
    Wish you a happy Valentine in the far New Zealand.
    I will be your new follower.
    Regards, Janneke

  11. Hope you are having a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  12. Hello Carolyn,

    Enjoy your beautiful roses and home cooked meal. It is bad enough we have Easter things in the shops just after Christmas.

    Happy Valentine's Day

  13. Hi Carolyn, you are so right. Love, respect and being kind still matters and should be shown year round along with Valentine's Day.
    Your roses are gorgeous. Your home cooked meal, I am sure will be delicious. Enjoy a wonderful day with your loved ones and Happy Valentine's Day! Blessings to you my friend. xo

  14. Hi Carolyn - is their anything lovelier than a bunch of red roses - I can smell the perfume wafting over the waves. I'm in the midst of planning my next trip to La Belle France and so very excited.

    Wishing you and your special man a beautiful Valentine's Day xx

  15. Dearest Carolyn,
    in Austria, they are also trying to commercialize Valentines Day, but here the celebration has not yet enforced. The stores are not yet soooo overloaded with flowers and hearts and chocolate candies. And I'm glad about that. The commercialization of Mother's Day is enough for me ;o)). I like your idea of staying in and cooking a lovely meal!
    Happy Valentines Day and lots of hugs, Traude
    PS: It was so nice to read that you went to the Queen Tribute Concert over here and enjoyed it, too. Was it the same band we saw in Austria???
    ✿ܓܓ✿ܓ✿ܓ✿ ♥♥♥♥ ܓܓ✿ܓ✿ܓ

  16. Hello dear the roses are so beautiful
    Happy Valentine's Day x

  17. My lovely hubby bought be tulips - far nicer and far more normally priced than roses - and we are having a takeaway for dinner as a treat which is also the same price as normal so we get to treat ourselves and each other and at no extra cost so we are happy! I hope that you have had a wonderful valentines day and done some lovely things! Happy valentines! xx

  18. Dearest Carolyn,
    Lovely roses you got and you got great quality too. Here locally we are not that lucky... But never mind. You are so right about it being nauseating commercial!
    I'm also for year round showing love to those around us that matter.
    Sending you hugs and hope you celebrated a lovely Valentine's evening.

  19. Red roses and a beautiful day - that´s all you need!
    Love from Titti

  20. Hello Carolyn,
    It sounds like you have a lovely Valentine's day planned.
    Happy Valentine's day
    Big hug

  21. You are so right my beautiful friend. Valentine's Day is lovely, but how much nicer it would be if we showed that love and care for each other every single day! We had a quite a lovely day today staying in and enjoying our family.
    Your roses are so pretty and I loved these peeks into your lovely home.
    I love your heart Carolyn!
    hugs from here...

  22. hola amiga querida..espero que hayas tenido un romantico San Valentin y que tengas un buen comienzo de semana

  23. Dearest Caroyln,
    you are so right ... I hope you had a wonderful Day!
    Wonderful Roses!
    Sending much Love and hugs, my dear friend,
    Claudia xo

  24. Such romantic pictures and bouquet. I' m sure you had a wonderful S. Valentine's day

  25. Happy Valentine's day my sweet friend.
    Love is the best thing to share heart to heart♥
    Love Jeanne X0X0
    Kindness is the special art of living with a loving heart♥

  26. I agree with you so many of this special days have been hyped and commercialized! We too stay and home and have a nice meal together although this year our son phoned us during dessert and we ended up eating our chocolate souffles and talking to him at the same time. I always prefer a bunch of seasonal tulips! Hope you had a lovely day together. Sarah x


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