This week, I realised I hadn't posted an article I wrote, that was featured in the Southend Evening Echo, about being in a long distance relationship. Since it is Valentine's Day and Mike is away in California, it seemed apt that I would post this piece about our strange relationship.
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|Mike and I|
I love Valentine's Day, some would say this is because I'm in a relationship, but even when I was single I loved seeing/hearing what everyone else was up to, especially now that we have Facebook, I enjoy seeing all the sweet things people do for each other! I'll probably get a barrage of messages telling me I'm a sap who evidently believes in RomComs and Fairytales, well, why not? I'd rather look on the bright and fun side of life than be a miserable cynic.
Saying all that, I'm not naive, I realise it has become a very commercial event, with card retailers, florists and restaurants cashing in, putting up prices and trying to sell us everything covered in hearts, glitter and pink fluff, but they must be on to something, as there's no market without consumers.
Whether you're single or coupled up, enjoy the cheesefest, if nothing else it's an excuse to curl up, eat chocolate and watch a movie featuring your most lusted after film star... tonight my friend Jo and I are having a girls night in and I know she'll want a Johnny Depp and I'll request Gerard Butler....ooo touch choice!