The thing is, it’s not that I hate it and want to burn anything remotely related to valentines day and it’s not like I’m gushing over my boyfriend with heart emoji eyes either.
Small gestures are sweet and I like the idea of doing something such as cooking a meal together or buying flowers or chocolates but in my opinion, I don’t enjoy the grand gestures on this particular day. I think a lot of the hype is advertisement and businesses finding another way to make a quick buck from everyone EVEN if you’re single.
I think sometimes we invest too much into this day and it has to go a certain way and for me, it never quite puts me in the mood with all the pressure that comes with it to be romantic TODAY and right now. I’d just prefer to get into my pyjama’s and watch a film. I’m even down for a frozen pizza and a glass of wine.
On the other hand, today I spent the day with my boyfriends parents and we just walked around the castle grounds of Corfu, had a coffee which was served with these incredibly cute heart-shaped biscuits and just had a slow wander whilst my boyfriend was at work. It was lovely and his Dad even bought me a chocolate bar and the whole thing was super chilled and there was no pressure to be dancing around the streets with heart filled confetti declaring my love to anyone and everyone who will listen. Maybe I’m just a grouchy so-and-so.
This year I have chosen to spend it around people. Rather than dining alone with my boyfriend, we will join his parents for dinner and drink wine and watch Olympiakos play (which just so happened to be on this day and is totally unavoidable). Either way, I know how much the football means to the boyfriend and therefore I’m happy sacrificing a gushy, soppy evening watching a film neither of us really wanted to watch but spent 30 minutes searching for on netflix and HAD to choose something before we give up and just go to bed… for an evening of my boyfriend screaming things that I pretend I don’t understand at a the TV in his parents living room.