Will You Not Be My Valentine…

I’m Tracey and I am a hopeless romantic…

As a youngster [ and then as not such a youngster] I loved a good romantic film – Dirty Dancing, Brief Encounter, The Way We Were … to name a few. I was also addicted to Dawsons Creek, the TV series not the wine!

I was a Joey and Pacey fan. I always found Dawson,as blokes go,a bit wet.

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It portrayed young love so whimsically  yet as I learnt  it wasn’t remotely like that in reality ?! Not mine anyway.

Nobody ever crawled through my window late at night … you know just to lie next to me and talk because they couldn’t wait until the next day at school.

My dad would have strung them up for one…

Saying that…  I actually did have  somebody crawl through my window late at night once but only because I’d come home pissed,fell asleep and locked my brother out of the house. His small and flexible friend [ I think his nick-name was quite appropriately Monkey man] had to shimmy the wall and seeing my bedroom window was slightly a jar crawled through. Giving me a major heart attack in the process.

Nobody ever said anything remotely like this to me…

“Shes so beautiful that when you look at her your knees tremble, your heart melts and you know, without reservation, that there is order and meaning to the universe”

PACEY WITTER, “Cinderella Story” (2000)

Mine was more along these lines …

“You’re alreight you are, shall we grab some chips and cheese and maybe a cheeky snog?”

RANDOM BLOKE , Isabellas Night Club (2000) Continue reading

Date Night Feast Box #justusbox

I really didn’t know what to expect when I was asked if I’d like to review  a Date Night box but it sounded interesting so I said I’d, or rather we would love too.

We received the ‘Feast’ Date Night Box which was described as follows …

This month we’re going to tantalise your tastebuds and take you on a voyage of gourmet discovery . The question is do you have a taste for each other too?!

Oh er …

I had images of the boyfriend  laid horizontal, smothered in food which I ate off him and vice versa! I chuckled/shuddered/felt a little bit sick remembering a disastrous date I once had which involved some chocolate spread.

Our box arrived a week or so later in all its glory; a large sturdy cardboard box. Inside was an instruction booklet and several smaller boxes each labelled up- starter, main course, dessert and bedtime treat.

Quite cleverly they look like little ‘take-away’ boxes. Continue reading