I woke up this morning and bustled into the kitchen as usual as soon as I had finished my quiet time. There, on the table, was a red envelope with a Valentine’s Day card from my husband. The envelope I had laid out for him the night before had already been opened and the card set out to stand atop a surface. (Hubby always gets up earlier than I do because he takes the dogs out before breakfast. Therefore I always place special day cards out for him the night before.)
Tomorrow is, of course, the beginning of Valentine’s weekend. I hope that many couples will celebrate their special bond with each other on Valentine’s Day and weekend, because most of us are so often surrounded by all the many demands and stresses of life that we tend not to have time for those we love best. Of course we do not love someone more just because it is Valentine’s Day. Nevertheless, it acts as a little reminder to be extra nice to those closest to our hearts.
We were not open for Valentine’s weekend last year as we spent it in Scotland, so we do not know how we will fare this year. At present, we still have last minute vacancies for this weekend. I do hope that we will fill up though.
A couple of days ago, we received a bouquet of flowers through Interflora from some of the extended family who had stayed over the previous weekend. It was a ‘thank you’ gesture from one of the families, and we were so surprised to see it when it came that we thought it had been sent here for our guests. With Valentine’s Day and weekend upon us, we had expected it to be a romantic present for a lucky lady guest about to stay with us instead of a gift of thanks to us.
Well, I hope that the weather in the Lake District will cooperate with Valentine’s weekend. The snow has melted after yesterday’s sudden snowfall, and all is clear. It is supposed to shine brightly tomorrow. If so, it will be a bonus for all those couples who are here to enjoy a romantic weekend away. If not, I am sure those same couples will still have a lovely time because they will be in each other’s company!
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