Tuesday, 14 February 2012


This morning started early - just after 5am a "Mamma" sounded from the Boys' room - Mr L was awake and needed some company. I brought him to our room to snuggle in bed. About 20 minutes later Mr C fell out of his bed, crying. I went to him,. cuddled a bit and then decided to get up and get everybody dressed. My poor hubby is not feeling well - a cold and a terrible cough did not make for a good night's sleep. SO I took the Boys downstairs for breakfast and came up again to shower and dress and wake the Princess. We said a quick Happy Valentines day and the morning routine show was on the road.

The usual morning rituals were delayed a bit by the Princess writing a note on her heart for her teacher and prefect, and the boys walking around showing theirs off for their teacher. After a more stressful than usual breakfast, begging, threatening with late to school and rushing to the car, Hunter's cars' battery was flat (no obvious reason?) and he took my car to drop A and C off as L has OT on a Tuesday morning. But just as he left the house, a quick hug and Happy Valentines again.

After dropping off L at school the text message comes from my love - the "Happy Valentines and I love you message". The "I love you" he sends me every day of my life on my phone or by mail. And that I totally adore! And I remember the roses he brought me on Friday before our date night - the flowers he brings me almost without fail on or around the 10th of every month with a "Happy 134 (or whatever) months anniversary". These are so precious to me - to remember our vows every month of the 11 plus years that we have been married  And I know, ours is a love that lasts every day and every year, not just on the 14th of February every year.

Tonight, we will do what we have done for the last couple of years -exchange a little love note and have a dinner together, on our own patio, by candlelight, catered for by Woolworths. A spoil of good food, at half the price of dinner out and none of the over crowded frustrations. Our own little special ritual of love.

May you and your love have a great day of love. Any special plans?


  1. You are SOOOOOOOOOOOOO blessed!

    I need to meet this man of yours :)

  2. That is true love. To find the moments in the chaos of everyday life to express our deep love, appreciation and commitment to our partners. I sneaked a some biltong and a note into R's lunch today and he left me a very cute note on the fridge...along with a few heartfelts whatsapp. :-) These means more to me than a teddy bear or chocs!! We, too, will enjoy and sumptious sushi dinner on our stoep this evening! Heres to LOVE - every day of the year.

  3. Thats soooo special.

    Love is all you need, if you have it. If you do not have it, you spend all your days searching for it.

  4. Such a heart warming post Cat...love it. DH and I will be married for 33 years soon and he still spoils me rotten every day, we don't put too much emphasis on Valentines. He spent the day on the golf course and tonight we will go out for supper. I adore your wooden heart.

    1. Was a present from Shayne - I see it every day on my front door and remember her friendship

  5. It's the little things, isn't it?? Happy VDay! Enjoy!!

  6. I so loved hearing about the every-day message from Hunter and the flowers on each anniversary! What an amazing way to show you each and every day how he loves you!! So, so special!!!

  7. That is so sweet! Sounds just about perfect. :-)

  8. You are incredibly blessed! How special.

  9. Ah what a special way to celebrate Valentines. Loved this post.


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