I’m just going to come out and say it – I think Valentine’s Day kind of sucks. It’s not that I don’t celebrate it, because I do. I guess it’s just that it’s so commercialised to the point where it makes me cringe and I don’t like the fact it causes so much pressure. Pressure to have a partner, pressure to have a great gift idea (not everyone likes the standard chocolate and flowers), the pressure to be romantic.
This year will be Dave and I’s 9th Valentine’s Day together. I always seem to be ill in one way or another on Valentine’s Day, which is probably part of the reason we’ve only ever been out once for Valentine’s Day. To be honest, the amount of money that restaurants charge for Valentine’s Day meals is more than we’d be willing to pay anyway – the one year we did go out,