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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

With Valentines in view.

Hi there, now it's Valentines Day do you have some romantic meal for two planned, a night out together or something different?  Well for me and my hubby we've got the same thing planned as we've had for some 30 odd years - nothing!  No don't cry and be appalled I've changed my mind from the romantic ideas I used to have.
This change happened one valentines day when I'd prepared a lovely meal, set the table up with the centre piece of a dried flower arrangement hubby had bought me the previous year, this probably under duress but bought none-the-less.  I placed the loving written card I'd bought for him on the beautifully laid table and waited!  When hubby arrived home, he told me he was going for a drink with the boys, well you can imagine what followed a bit of a row, torn up card along with disarranged flowers!!  I laugh to think about it now, it seems so futile with the years that have passed since then, the support shown, the thoughtful presents bought, the occasions attended when not wanted to, the wonderful dinners prepared and cooked, the partnership with a loved one.  These all really do put things into perspective for me. 
Valentines day shouldn't be just one day, everyday should be treated as a special one and I'm happy and blessed to have that.  Someone who has never wanted me to work (ok 5 kids do create plenty of work anyway), never moans about housework (maybe sometimes - lol), cooks, works hard everyday,  the list goes on. This is not a one-way street, I'm the one who's cutting the grass when he's cooking dinner or running errands for his business when he's busy.

So today just like any other day both hubby and I will be plodding on with our normal activities whatever they may be, happy and safe with the knowledge tomorrow, and the next day ...etc... will be filled with similar love inspired actions like cinema nights, impromptu dining out, watching  suffering football (me) or Strictly come Dancing (him) - in case you were confused, ha ha.

I hope you are lucky in love like me, and can savour each and every day. 
The little things in life are the important things.






I wanted to share some photos of hubby and I, but going through them there are some many to chose from because we are so often together..... here's a few of my favourites.




Eldest Daughter's wedding... how proud we both were.



One of our many weekend trips to L'Escala.


Week in Lindos, Rhodes check out what I wore here.


Weekend in Sorrento, arranged by the children for our joint 50th Birthday Celebrations.

Always by my side through the good times and the bad times is truly what love is all about


"Don't wait till Valentine's day to show you care"

Bye for today.
          

           Jacqui B.

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38 comments

  1. This was such a wonderful post to read and you are so right about valentines day, that being said I hope you do have a nice valentines day together :) I too have to suffer football so I feel your pain! haha. Also Lovely photographs :) have a great day!

    VioletDaffodils
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    1. Thanks so much for stopping over to read y blog - I really do appreciate it. x

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  2. I love the photos you shared! And, yes, I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day either. Nothing bad has ever happened, but it feels kind of artificial to me. We sometimes open a special bottle of wine or I make dessert, but that's pretty much it. Today I'm teaching a night class, so we aren't doing anything, but we are still enjoying each other's company every day... :-)

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. Thank you Andrea, I'm pleased you agree, and I'm not alone - lol! Hope you enjoy your evening too. x

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  3. Lovely post, lady- and it's definitely about spreading a little love every day!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  4. I totally agree! It should be an all year round occurrence, not just once a year! Love all these photos of you and your husband!

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    1. Really pleased you do Laura, Glad you like the photos - there were so many to choose from, I could of added so many! Lol.x

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  5. Beautifully put! I really enjoyed reading your post and looking at your lovely photos. I wish you many more years of love and happiness ❤❤

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    1. Thanks for your great comments. Much appreciated.

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  6. Yes to spreading love a little bit every day! Love seeing your photos! You are a lovely couple!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  7. My husband believes that a man should buy flowers for a woman every day except for Valentine's as he sees it like pure commercial trap. The photos of you and your husband are really lovely, thank you for sharing
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Lol, I have to agree with you, however I tend to buy my own flowers most of the time! Thanks for stopping by Anna. x

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  8. You two are just precious as can be my love! I hope it was a spectacular Valentine's Day full of so much love and so many smiles!

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    1. Thanks Andrea very much appreciate you stopping by and commenting, spent with hubby and some of the children, always good times with lots of laughs. x

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  9. I agree that we should show love everyday, but why not have one special day every year to celebrate that love? Lovely pictures! Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, I ended up buying my own flowers lol!! Glad you like the piccys. x

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  10. What a lovely post! So glad you had a great holiday :-)

    Liz
    Www.lizzieinlace.com

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  11. Loved reading this post!! Wonderful photos too!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Many thanks Elise, I'm so pleased you like it. x

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  12. Great photos and the blue/turquoise outfit was stunning!
    Gail
    www.isthismutton.com

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    1. I adore this outfit, and felt very special in it as it was something I would not normally wear. Thanks for you lovely words. x

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  13. Awwww! I love this. My hubby and I will be married for 30 years as well this summer. We have gone through good days and bad, but we are always confident that the other will be there. We made a commitment for better or worse and there has been plenty of both. You two look splendid and happy in all your photos. Thanks for sharing. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. Thank you Amy, Totally agree with you - we've had good and bad times, but always by each others side. I have some many photos that I could have used, but these were some of the best. x

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  14. This is the sweetest post - good for you two love birds!

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    1. Thanks Johanna, much appreciate your comments. x

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  15. I loved the photos you share!! So lovely

    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL FASHION BLOGGER - SOME ADVICE
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    1. Monica, thank you for your comments, glad you could stop by. x

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  16. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Very British mother of the bride look!

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    1. For sure it is Nicole, thanks for hosting. x

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  17. Such a great sentiment and tribute to an enduring love. Thank you for sharing your perspective and style with my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Many thanks Rena, we are both very lucky. x

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  18. You two are a beautiful couple. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us! Hope you're having a great weekend.

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  19. Lovely photos Jacqui. So many relationships break down long before all these years you have been together. True love!
    Thank you for joining the Celebrating Style link up lovely xx

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    1. My pleasure Laurie, thanks for your comments. Hope you like the new style blog, a few things to tweak, but I love it.x

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