Sunday, 15 February 2009

My funny valentine

The Daily Telegraph commissioned Wendy Cope, my favourite modern poet, to write something for Valentine's day.

Another Valentine
Today we are obliged to be romantic
And think of yet another valentine.
We know the rules and we are both pedantic:
Today’s the day we have to be romantic.
Our love is old and sure, not new and frantic.
You know I’m yours and I know you are mine.
And saying that has made me feel romantic,
My dearest love, my darling valentine.

That sums it up for me too. After being together for over 40 years Mr FF and I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day but I did bake him some cheese scones and he came home with a new bird feeder for me. We know each other so well.
I bought these two cards last year in France, I thought they were sweet. When Mr FF saw the price, approximately 60p each, his reaction 'that's a bit steep for two squares of cardboard'. The romance never dies.


  1. Such a typically make comment... Very thoughtful of him to bring home the birdfeeder!

  2. When I first saw your page I thought he gave you the cheese! Bird feeder, that is a really thoughtful present. And gives the birds some love too, in the snow! I have a soft spot for V-day, it's an excuse not to have to be cynical for a day.

  3. Ahhhh...cheese scones and a birdfeeder sound romantic to me. Especially is you both sit together watching the birds and eating the scones.

    My father's a bit like Mr FF when he sees someone has bought something from a shop. Except he usually adds on the end "I could get that for 10p at a car boot sale!"