Who says romance is dead.D & I have been together 15 years this August. We are not the most romantic of couples. These days everyday life tends to get in the way, but just every now again he will still surprise me. It's been a busy old week at work so it was a lovely surprise when I got home and there waiting for me were these beautiful roses.
When I first met D he soon realised I loved anything to do with Myth and Legend especially Unicorns, Pegasus and Dragons (well I am a Celt after all). I was surfing around blog land and when I read House with hearts.blogspot five on Friday yesterday it got me to thinking about the first gifts we bought each other all those years ago. At the time we lived some 300 miles apart and only met up every couple of weeks and it was usually D that made the trip as I was a single mum raising three young children at the time. I can remember being really excited as I finished work for the weekend as I knew D would have arrived by the time I got home and the children were staying with their grandmother for the weekend so that we could have a nice weekend together. D had already sent me a dozen red roses to my office, which was a little embarrassing as I hadn't told anyone at that point that I had met someone.
When I arrived home there sat on the table was a box all wrapped in pretty paper with a ribbon tied into a bow. Which was funny because sat in my bedroom was an identical box for D. When I produced my box we both had a little panic that we had actually been out and bought identical gifts.
Do you want to see what was inside.
This was my gift from D. Yes they are both Unicorns but whilst dusting a little while ago one lost his horn. I do have it (somewhere, that darned safe place is keeping it safe I just have to remember where that safe place is believe me I searched high and low last night as I had the glue at the ready you watch by the time I find it I won't know where I've put the glue).
But I digress... In D box were these two dragons
So we hadn't bought the same gifts but nearly.
Fifteen years on they still reside on my dressing table along with a few others.
So how will we celebrate this year? With a nice takeaway and a bottle of something nice and maybe a box of chocolates for after.
Have a lovely Valentines how ever you will be celebrating.