It’s Valentine’s Day today and, for reasons I won’t go into here, I’m not a happy bunny. My black mood isn’t related to the day itself though (other than the fact it’s a Monday), but I can see why some people detest the commercial love-fest that is 14th February. The shops are full of over-priced tat, coloured red and emblazoned with hearts, that we’re supposed to buy in order to show we care.

Charlotte Stamper got it right with her blog post on why Valentine’s Day sucks and, even though she also puts forward a case for the defence, I like her suggestion of picking up cheap chocolates tomorrow and spending the difference on a stiff drink. Tonight’s evening of cocktails can’t arrive soon enough for me!

So, in the words of meish.org, “Happy unimaginative, consumer-oriented and entirely arbitrary, manipulative and shallow interpretation of romance day”.

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