A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

Valentines day humbug


Yes, I know. It’s Valentine’s Day, a day that you celebrate with your loved one in an orgy of flowers, cards, chocolate, or whatever  your poison might be!

Well, bah humbug. We refuse to play. And not because we’ve been married for years, but because we fundamentally have issues with being manipulated by the greeting cards people! It’s only about marketing, you know!

My point has always been, why the special treatment on one day? Why not be as nice as you can be all the time? Is there any real reason to splash out on an over-priced dinner at an over-crowded restaurant?

And do you remember those girls from your teenage years, who roped in a guy around January just so they would receive gifts on Valentine’s Day?

Nah, stay home. Don’t play the game. Kenton doesn’t have to show he loves me by making a special effort on this day. My feelings will not be hurt, and we will be happier knowing we’ve resisted the blatant manipulation.

And by the way, I feel the same about Mother’s Day, just ask my daughter!

Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

3 thoughts on “Valentines day humbug

  1. That is true, mmy does say that, although she always gets a card and present on mother’s day so it is, as yet, untested as to whether she would be just as happy without.


  2. Yes, I did wonder if you’d bring that up! 😉


  3. Told you all she’s beautiful and not just on the outside !