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Posted By: AskCy

Yes... she said yes... !.. lol... no idea about plans.. think its just a case of making the statement at the moment... don't think a wedding date is anywhere near being set... Steve



Posted By: MrsBouvier


Where is the love this weekend?...I know most people disregard Valentines day as another commercial money spinner...which I agree with to a degree HOWEVER did you know:
There are varying opinions as to the origin of Valentine's Day. Some experts state that it originated from St. Valentine, a Roman who was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity. He died on February 14, 269 A.D., the same day that had been devoted to love lotteries. Legend also says that St. Valentine left a farewell note for the jailer's daughter, who had become his friend, and signed it "From Your Valentine". Other aspects of the story say that Saint Valentine served as a priest at the temple during the reign of Emperor Claudius. Claudius then had Valentine jailed for defying him. In 496 A.D. Pope Gelasius set aside February 14 to honour St. Valentine.
Gradually, February 14 became the date for exchanging love messages and St. Valentine became the patron saint of lovers. The date was marked by sending poems and simple gifts such as flowers. There was often a social gathering or a ball.
In the United States, Miss Esther Howland is given credit for sending the first valentine cards. Commercial valentines were introduced in the 1800's and now the date is very commercialised. The town of Loveland, Colorado, does a large post office business around February 14. The spirit of good continues as valentines are sent out with sentimental verses and children exchange valentine cards at school.


For me it is another excuse, erm I mean reason, for my long suffering hubby to spoil me (under protest of course!) and he has no excuse as we started "dating" on Valentines day so it is a kind of anniversary too... years later and he is still wondering if he did the right thing :lol: :lol: :lol:
So come on forum men....make your forum woman feel special on Sunday (and any other day for that matter)...it doesn't have to be lavish (although we love that too!!)...breakfast in bed, bubble bath, bunch of flowers....or all three!!!
My OH won't get off so lightly....Homer needs to be wining and dining Marge this weekend!!!HINT HINT...so I can let my hair down :lol: :lol: :lol:



Posted By: AwningsandFountains

Will be missing my OH. First time we have been apart in 10 years. Skyping is not the same as going out to a candlelit restaurant for a nice meal a nice bottle of wine and exchanging gifts and cards Steve

Posted By: AskCy

I'd never considered why the day came about.. but it made some interesting reading !.. I'm pretty much in the bah humbug school of thought on this... I love my (other half/better half/partner/her indoors/missus/SO* delete as required to suit your prefered choice) all year round.. I really don't feel the need for the shopping world to tell me I need to buy cards and flowers to prove it on a specific day (and when you consider the green cost of all the card being processed and all the flowers hacked down, I'm surprised it hasn't been banned now anyway !..) lol

Posted By: MrsBouvier

Steve (AskCy) - I must admit I couldn't agree more about the cards thing...with three children I often think what massive amount of money is "waisted" each year on our family as a whole if you include 5 birthdays, wedding anniversary's, Christmas, valentines day, mothers day, fathers day, Easter(!)....I believe they even have cards for grandparent days now.... If you add it all up at even €1 or £1 per card (and they are usually at least double this)...it amounts to a substantial amount...I would much prefer a nice meal once a year or even flowers or a plant which look pretty. Other than on special birthdays (1st, 18th, 21st, 30th etc) the cards are thrown in the bin (recycled of course!) a few days later! Having said this if I woke up on my birthday and didn't receive a single card I think I would be a bit deflated to say the least!!!! You can't win can you - virtual cards must be the way forward!!! I would settle for a card by email I think...seems such a shame! Steve (A&F) - OH and I were apart last year on Valentines day for the first time in 16 years...he has some making up to do as he didn't even organise a card and NO, Skype does not substitute a romantic meal and anything else that Valentines day might have in store :wink: :oops: PS - If OH is readying this now....don't even think about emailing me on Sunday :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted By: AskCy

Text messages are the way forward... lol (which reminds me, need to search for a heart type pic to make a media message out of...) Steve

Posted By: Santorini Paul 1

Our therapist said we should go out for a romantic meal at least once a week. So I go on Tuesday and my OH goes on a Friday. :) Paul.

Posted By: MrsBouvier

  • Santorini Paul 1 wrote:
    Our therapist said we should go out for a romantic meal at least once a week. So I go on Tuesday and my OH goes on a Friday. :)
    Paul.

:clap:





Posted By: beersmaggie

Its my beautiful Golden Retrievers real birthday on Valentines day bless her, she will be 12, she's the love of my life..........Maggie Larnaca

Posted By: MrsBouvier

  • beersmaggie wrote:
    Its my beautiful Golden Retrievers real birthday on Valentines day bless her, she will be 12, she's the love of my life..........Maggie Larnaca

It is my lovely blonde hair blue eyed, soon to be 4 year old, nieces birthday the day before (tomorrow) - which I always think suits her somehow....she couldn't share the big day :D

Posted By: alanmorton99

I think I've got Heather the best Valentine present, a seat next to mine on the Valentine express, departing Manchester @ 1400 and arriving Larnaca 2050, obviously on Sunday 14th...........................Look out Cyprus, we're on our way.

Posted By: MrsBouvier

  • alanmorton99 wrote:
    I think I've got Heather the best Valentine present, a seat next to mine on the Valentine express, departing Manchester @ 1400 and arriving Larnaca 2050, obviously on Sunday 14th...........................Look out Cyprus, we're on our way.

:clap: ^^
well done....phew - for a moment there I thought I was the only romantic left on the forum....come on guys and girls....for the feel good factor!!!!!


Posted By: Cardiff lad

My girlfriend has come over today for 10 days. I have already organised the card plus balloon with a teddy and present tied to it as the weight, thats thanks to the help of Celebration card shop who is getting it ready for me. I'm also hoping to take her to Faliros for a meal if they have room. I will also be taking her to the valentines disco in the Corner Pin tomorrow night. I that good enough Marge lol.

Posted By: Steve - SJD

Alan, Hope you have a great holiday! Marge, After last year I don't think i'll bother.... Well it was Valentines Day and I was coming back from the shops. When I got home I said to Julie - who was strangely awaiting my return - that I had been shopping and had bought her a belt & a bag. What a loverrrrly thing to do says she - you didn't forget!!! Of course I didn't forget says I - the vacuum cleaner has been playing up for months now...... Well you could have cut the atmosphere with a knife... I think she was annoyed i'd remembered :roll: Cheers Steve

Posted By: MCM Carrington

:D Cracker Steve! Ladies, It's not Valentines Day, Christmas Day, or Birthdays that matter, it's all the days in between that really matter, bear that in mind when he forgets,he just forgot, doesn't make him love you any less.



Posted By: cansweet

Surely it's supposed to work both ways. :? What's good for the goose is good for the gander :roll: :roll: :roll: Do for others as they would do for you, and all that sxxxe :P :P :P

Posted By: MrsBouvier

  • Cardiff lad wrote:
    My girlfriend has come over today for 10 days.
    I have already organised the card plus balloon with a teddy and present tied to it as the weight, thats thanks to the help of Celebration card shop who is getting it ready for me.
    I'm also hoping to take her to Faliros for a meal if they have room.
    I will also be taking her to the valentines disco in the Corner Pin tomorrow night.
    I that good enough Marge lol.

Great minds and all of that...my table is already reserved at Faliros!! I will be the one wearing the Cyprus Eastern Forum T-shirt :wink: 10 out of 10 go to the top of the class!!!
  • Steve - SJD wrote:
    Marge, After last year I don't think i'll bother....
    Well it was Valentines Day and I was coming back from the
    shops. When I got home I said to Julie - who was strangely
    awaiting my return - that I had been shopping and had bought
    her a belt & a bag.
    What a loverrrrly thing to do says she - you didn't forget!!!
    Of course I didn't forget says I - the vacuum cleaner has been
    playing up for months now......
    Well you could have cut the atmosphere with a knife... I think
    she was annoyed i'd remembered :roll:
    Cheers
    Steve

...and there was me thinking you would be a soppy old romantic...very disappointed :wink: ...Julie I feel your pain :lol: :lol: :lol:
  • MCM Carrington wrote:
    :D Cracker Steve!
    Ladies, It's not Valentines Day, Christmas Day, or Birthdays that matter, it's all the days in between that really matter, bear that in mind when he forgets,he just forgot, doesn't make him love you any less.
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we know all this
  • cansweet wrote:
    Surely it's supposed to work both ways. :?
    What's good for the goose is good for the gander :roll: :roll: :roll:
    Do for others as they would do for you, and all that sxxxe :P :P :P
oh but of course....I was rather sexist in my original post (its a surprise this has not already been pointed out by the prefects!)....it works both ways! So tell me, cansweet as I am somewhat undecided, are you the goose or the gander???

Posted By: Cardiff lad

Couldnt miss you anyway Marge. How many people will be in there with blue hair and yellow skin lol. I know what you look like anyway, you were pointed out to me a while back lol.

Posted By: MrsBouvier

  • Cardiff lad wrote:
    Couldnt miss you anyway Marge.
    How many people will be in there with blue hair and yellow skin lol.
    I know what you look like anyway, you were pointed out to me a while back lol.

I was going to mention the hair!
ooh...intrigued! Now that's not fair....you could be spying on me and I will have no idea who you are....how could I tell?? "pointed out" you say...who was complaining about me this time :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted By: Cardiff lad

No one was complaining about you Marge, on the contrary, they were being nice. Its good to have the upper hand lol.

Posted By: MrsBouvier

  • Cardiff lad wrote:
    No one was complaining about you Marge, on the contrary, they were being nice.
    Its good to have the upper hand lol.

*Sulk* If you won't tell me who to look out for - I will die my blue hair and cut it short....in disguise you can't spy on me :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted By: cansweet

Mrs B, if you can tell me the diff between the goose and the gander, then i will be able to tell you. :-) :->



Posted By: MrsBouvier

  • cansweet wrote:
    Mrs B,
    if you can tell me the diff between the goose and the gander, then i will be able to tell you. :-) :->

By the top of the tail. If there is a feather that curls up, it's a male. If there is no curl it's a female.

Posted By: Steve - SJD

  • MrsBouvier wrote:
    • cansweet wrote:
      Mrs B,
      if you can tell me the diff between the goose and the gander, then i will be able to tell you. :-) :->

    By the top of the tail. If there is a feather that curls up, it's a male. If there is no curl it's a female.

:lol: :lol:
BTW Sounds like you're going to have a good day - let us know if
your subtle hints to Homer have worked :wink:
Cheers
Steve

Posted By: Hattie

You may be interested to know that it is more than likely the Valentine's Day celebrated now has its roots in Paganism. If you research Lupercalia, ancient Rome and the god Pan you will find the roots of the festival. Many Christian festivals/celebrations stem from Paganism as that was the way Christianity tried bribing non-Christians into their fold.

Posted By: AskCy

I've really pushed the boat out.. searched for a valentine type GIF (moving picture) downloaded it to my phone, then went searching for a text to mp3 convertor and created a message... welded the two things together and saved it as an MMS on my phone... either I'm embracing the techno age or I'm just a real cheapskate... ! (also ordered a book she's been after that she didn't know existed... but that won't arrive until 17th... )... told you.. don't do materialistic ransoming from the media... lol Steve

Posted By: Charnwood Fox

Our Valentines day consists of opening the 'anonymous' cards, a long walk in the country with the hound and ending with a traditional English meal: king prawn makhani, chicken korma, rice, naan bread, onion bahjis and pakoras. Washed down with a nice rosé (her) and a couple of bottles of Fursty Ferret (me).

Posted By: Jacs

Allan was his usual romantic this year (cough cough) What did I get....... a slow cooker. When I said bit its a slow cooker, he just grinned and said yes, you said you wanted one and when you use it you can get on with other stuff while it cooks. :roll: Having said that I wouldn't change him for the world.

Posted By: AskCy

  • Jacs wrote:
    Allan was his usual romantic this year (cough cough) What did I get....... a slow cooker. When I said bit its a slow cooker, he just grinned and said yes, you said you wanted one and when you use it you can get on with other stuff while it cooks. :roll: Having said that I wouldn't change him for the world.

Men always think practically and logically... thats why we think of things like a new toaster because you've been saying the old one is driving you mad because it only toasts 1 side.. or we get a new fruit bowl because the last one was knocked off by the grandchildren.. etc etc.. these things cost money and under normal running of things wouldn't get replaced etc... but women folk ignore money, practicality and any sort of sense at all and want things like their name spelling out in roses in the garden or yet another bit of bling bling that will only get worn the once and then forgotten about....
venus and mars... venues and mars..... lol



Posted By: MrsBouvier

Steve - You might know I don't bother with Subtle....although I do find that coy can work just as well! I am pleased to hear I am not the only person on the forum enjoying the fruit of cupids loins this weekend! Well, we went to Faliros last night and I have to say it was a fantastic meal, very tasty, although we have been before it was some time ago (and with the children :roll: ) so not quite the same. I would definitely recommend it and also dropped hints (coyly, Steve!) that our 10 year wedding anniversary is coming up in April....so a table should be booked :wink: Homer opted for pork medallions in a green peppercorn and mushroom sauce, while I thoroughly enjoyed the kleftico....oh and also Dolmades starter...oh and as if we had not had enough an amazing Lava chocolate dessert...I couldn't begin to describe it as my description would not do it any justice! Homer was very charming for the occasion and after a bottle of wine and a few beers with dinner we retired to a local drinking haunt to continue the evening.....I will leave the rest of the evening up to your imagination! :lol: OK - So maybe we use Valentines day for an excuse to show our affections to our OH...some might say you shouldn't need an excuse but in my eyes when you have 3 children....you sometimes need to step back and take time for each other....well, thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it!!!! I will leave you in peace now.... :lol: :lol:

Posted By: MCM Carrington

Awe, All sounds very nice, and Marge, you are spot-on about taking some time out for each other,if more did this maybe there would be less divorces.

Posted By: MrsBouvier

  • MCM Carrington wrote:
    Awe, All sounds very nice, and Marge, you are spot-on about taking some time out for each other,if more did this maybe there would be less divorces.

I think people/couples with children sometimes, through no fault of their own, can loose sight of why they first wanted to be with a person and why they started a family....quality time is often great in theory but impossible in practice...which is a huge shame. The reasons are so many that its for another thread but in short your right...divorce is often reached too easily for many in our modern world....
oh dear, I sound like my Mum :roll: think I will stop now!

Posted By: Cardiff lad

We are just getting ready to go to Faliros for our evening meal. I love spoiling my lady as I dont see her that often.

Posted By: bromerzz

Almost a perfect Day. She went and played Golf. I stayed home gave the truck its bi-annual wash and hoover, watched England crawl to victory in Rome and then see Palace robbed by a poor decision and outplay Villa to earn a replay in the Cup. You can't have it all.

Posted By: Jacs

  • AskCy wrote:
    • Jacs wrote:
      Allan was his usual romantic this year (cough cough) What did I get....... a slow cooker. When I said bit its a slow cooker, he just grinned and said yes, you said you wanted one and when you use it you can get on with other stuff while it cooks. :roll: Having said that I wouldn't change him for the world.

    Men always think practically and logically... thats why we think of things like a new toaster because you've been saying the old one is driving you mad because it only toasts 1 side.. or we get a new fruit bowl because the last one was knocked off by the grandchildren.. etc etc.. these things cost money and under normal running of things wouldn't get replaced etc... but women folk ignore money, practicality and any sort of sense at all and want things like their name spelling out in roses in the garden or yet another bit of bling bling that will only get worn the once and then forgotten about....
    venus and mars... venues and mars..... lol

Don't like cut flowers or bling, at first I thought it was a big box of choccies. Now that would have been brilliant.
Marge, glad your evening was a success.
Ian, hope you and yours have a great night.
Just wondered if anyone on the forum had a proposal or proposed to their loved one.

Posted By: AskCy

  • Jacs wrote:

    Just wondered if anyone on the forum had a proposal or proposed to their loved one.

Our Eldest daughter was proposed to... if that counts... hasn't built up the courage to ask me yet !... LOL





Posted By: MCM Carrington

:D That's great news Steve! Did she say 'Yes'?

Posted By: MCM Carrington

:D Ahh, it's allways cheering news an engagement though. We have a wedding next year, it's all that's getting talked about in our house at the moment, and the cost! no wonder people have long engagements :shock:

Posted By: AskCy

cost?.. oh c.........

Posted By: jayjay65

Finally decided i ought to make an honest woman out of her indoors been a few years now!Proposed on new years day without a ring cos she always said she wanted to pick her own .Took five weeks but eventually found one.So finally we are there and i said "find somewhere nice for a meal so i can put your ring on proper"(i work away from home so nikki sorts this stuff). She wouldnt tell me where we were going on the the night ,i just drove. Ended up at a lovely Cypriot restaurant in Potters Bar and that was her gift to me cos im mad about Stifado.Thats love and what a fab night we had it couldnt have been better (apart from only 1 large keo cos me driving). Then i realised ......if only it had taken one more week to find the ring i could of done it all this weekend and saved a fortune cos still had to go down the west end to see a show and and do all the necessarys this weekend !!!BUT ..she worth it and i love her and we got two weekends of quality US time(spot on there Marge) So now looking for flights to sunny Cyprus to have a mooch around for wedding ideas. So thats how we did it and it was wonderful ,theres always time for romance ,its great. By the way ,if anyone wondering how long its taken to pop the quesion ,its been 26 years ,we were teenage sweethearts aaarrrr!

Posted By: MrsBouvier

John and Nikki, FANTASTIC NEWS!!!! CONGRATULATIONS....well this just proves that even after 26 years romance isn't dead.....well done you!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted By: MCM Carrington

Congratulations!!! :clap: sounds like you two are made for each other, all the best for your future to-gether.

Posted By: Jacs

Congratulations John and Nikki, hope the next 26yrs are as happy as the past. Good luck

Posted By: jayjay65

Thanks all for your kind words im sure we do our our best for the next 26 and hopefully quite a few of them in cyprus.We will no doubt be posting a few questions about wedding stuff in the not to distant future so watch this space!


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