It is Valentine’s Day next week so I thought I would share in some fun with The Blended Blog and Leslie from Once Upon a Time, Happily Ever After. We have been given some questions to answer and it is all to do with Love! My answers aren’t just about my love for my husband but also my general thoughts on love, family and friends. Valentine’s Day is not something we really celebrate but it certainly is a reminder to love those around us and make them feel special.
Kisses or Hugs?
I love both but a big bear hug is my favourite. I feel safe and warm when I’m hugged by my husband and my grandson gives me the best hugs ever.
Candy or Flowers?
Flowers are my gift of choice. I don’t usually buy flowers for myself so having some delivered is always a special treat.
Baking or Cooking?
Both although I think I’m better at cooking. I make a mean slow-cooked Beef Cheeks in Red Wine served with mashed potatoes and steamed beans. I don’t do much baking but I do make a special birthday cake for my grandchildren every year which is always of a masterpiece!
Do you remember your first kiss?
Actually I do. It was from a boy called Wayne who lived in the next street. He proposed to me when we were in first grade and sealed it with a peck. I wonder whatever happened to him?????
Favorite color of Roses?
I used to think it was deep red but I follow my cousin’s facebook group The Fragrant Rose and the roses I see are just glorious with some stunning colours. I also love that each colour represents a feeling or sentiment
Conversation Hearts, yes or no?
I remember them growing up and yes I suppose they are good conversation starters!
Do you leave love notes?
Not so much now but when my husband worked and travelled a lot I would hide notes throughout his clothing to find when he was away. I do leave a little love note each week when I leave to mind my grandson as usually my husband is still asleep.
Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day?
No as I said in my introduction, we don’t actually celebrate Valentine’s Day and in Australia it isn’t nearly as big a deal as in the U.S.A.
Red or Pink?
I love pink! Any shade but I particularly like to wear bright pinks during summer to lift my mood.
Milk, White or Dark Chocolate?
Definitely dark chocolate and it is healthy for you! That is my excuse and I’m sticking to it!
Do you believe in love at first sight?
When I was younger I would have said ‘yes’ as I was young, naive and caught up with loving being in love. Now that I am older and wiser I believe that developing a friendship which leads to love provides a wonderful foundation for a relationship.
Do you give Humorous or Serious Valentine Cards?
I don’t give cards but if I did it would depend who I was giving it to.
Favorite Chick Flick or Romantic Movie?
Oh you can’t go past ‘Love Actually’ where I keep Kleenex in business or as a Robert Redford & Barbra Streisand Fan – ‘The Way We Were’. That reminds me I must see that again!
Stay In or Go Out?
We love to stay in. Our favourite times are making a special dinner together, with a beautifully set table and a delicious red wine.
Okay, you have read my answers, so let me hear yours and leave them in the comment section below.
Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not it certainly makes the world a better place if we can spread the LOVE!