Contreversially maybe, I don't like Valentines Day.
I think I actually preferred it the year I was single at university and my friends and I watched really violent horror films and got a curry. Now, just over 5 years of being in a relationship and nearly 3 years of being married I still don't like valentines day.
My whole bloglovin feed for the past week or so has only cemented my dislike for the occasion. I have actually enjoyed a lot of the fashion posts, I am not going to lie but I find the whole occasion is less about love and more about flogging as much expensive stuff to people as possible. What happened to a nice handmade card?
Our first valentines day together we went to Bella Italia. I got all dressed up and wore my fanciest perfume. Firstly we got a really rude welcome as they had written down 7pm when we had asked for 7.30pm. We then paid double the price of a normal meal to sit on a table wedged in really closely with all the tables around it (I get it, to make more money but I was close enough to smell the breathe of the man next to me)
The next year we decided on an anti valentines day. We went to Yates and paid a tenner each for a bottle of wine and two courses. We then went to a comedy show.
Since then? We just don't bother. I much prefer to celebrate our wedding anniversary by spending time together, than take part in a forced celebration where the focus seems to be more on spending money and publicly declaring how much they love their other half.
If you think you can convince me otherwise? I am up for opinions!