Say ‘I love you’ on Valentine’s Day

valentine's card, doves and hearts

The metaphor of mated birds on Valentine’s Day is aptly depicted in this vintage Valentine’s card. (Image courtesy of http://domiciliumdeluxe.blogspot.co.uk.)

When I think about Valentine’s Day, I often think of it along the same lines as an anniversary. It is not that a devoted couple does not, in myriad little ways show their love for each other in their daily lives – it is just that Valentine’s Day enables couples to make that quantum(?) leap to actually say, write or post (in a card or gesture) those three little words that mean so much but are sometimes left unsaid, ‘I love you!’ As for would-be couples, Valentine’s Day is a godsend: it is a fantastic opportunity for all those not quite brave souls to declare themselves!

peel island coniston lake district

A couple takes a well-earned rest after canoeing to Peel Island, Coniston. (Photo by Tony West.)

For couples who are always busy and have little time for themselves, Valentine’s Day weekend offers a wonderful excuse to get away from it all together. Setting aside all those mundane things which take over our lives and focussing on loving, laughing, and simply enjoying each other’s company is a great rejuvenator for any relationship. It is perhaps why so many couples takes breaks away on their wedding anniversaries.

Making an escape from the madding crowd . . . or, indeed, into a madding crowd if a couple is so inclined, offers opportunities for shared experiences which can and will hopefully bind a loving couple closer together. As a couple grows into their relationship and rides the peaks and troughs of life together, all these shared experiences comprise to become the tapestry of their very own history, an enriched history which can and which will hopefully bind the couple closer together in a loving relationship.

Enjoy a romantic meal for two together. (Photo by Dave Willis.)

Making time for each other. Enjoy a romantic meal for two together. (Photo by Dave Willis.)

'Couple walking in woodland on the shore of Coniston Water at Machell Coppice.' Photo by Tony West.

‘Couple walking in woodland on the shore of Coniston Water at Machell Coppice.’ Photo by Tony West.

Valentine’s Day is simply a day set aside by many twosomes as a special time to express that selfless regard for each other. It is a day for couples to forget Self and to show appreciation for their significant other. It is not the only day to forget Self, of course, but it is at least one day in the calendar year to remember to do so and, preferably, to remember to continue to do so. Am I making sense? To my mind, it is like making one’s vows; but as life becomes trammelled with busyness, one begins to edge out the loved one because one has taken for granted the love of that other, whilst at the same time assuming that one’s significant other ought to know that one loves him or her anyway.

Thus, Valentine’s Day can sometimes act as a reminder to ignite that romantic spark again: to remind your other half that you love him or her. For couples or would-be couples, it is a fabulous opportunity to show the person you care just how much you love him or her and to remind yourselves how important and precious you are to each other. It is a time for two. 

Enjoy your own special nest in this quirky attic room at Blenheim Lodge. From the velux window set in the slope of the ceiling may be seen far-reaching views of Lake Windermere and the mountains.

Enjoy your very own special romantic nest in this quirky attic room at Blenheim Lodge. From the velux window set in the slope of the ceiling may be seen far-reaching views of Lake Windermere and the mountains.

And, if you are searching for that last minute romantic break where you can make time just for two, how about considering a romantic retreat at our Bed and Breakfast, Blenheim Lodge?  http://www.blenheim-lodge.com/blog/2016/02/06/late-availability-for-valentines-day-weekend/

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