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London is in a Valentine sort of mood. The shops are displaying heart shaped chocolate boxes everywhere and the price of red roses is going through the roof according to my next door’s florist.
Couples are everywhere. London could be re-named Snog-land right now. There was a couple sharing a passionate kiss in front of the Tube barriers yesterday. I had to wait patiently behind them with my Oyster card because I couldn’t get through. Another couple was kissing on the platform. The exercise was a difficult one because she was wearing a homemade horse mask, lovingly made with papier mâché. They found the whole experience hilarious and almost missed their train.
I went shopping on exclusive Kings Road last Saturday afternoon. As it was freezing, I decided to sit down somewhere and have a quick coffee. I went upstairs with my cuppa, only to find an army of teenagers passionately kissing each other and giggling between kisses. I believe that some of them were my daughter’s classmates. How embarrassing. It made me feel ill at ease. They were so eager! I had just come here to get a cup of coffee and feel warmer but it didn’t do the trick.
Nobody wants to be on his/her own for Valentine’s day. It has become some sort of competition really. I don’t remember Valentine’s day being this big in France. Where is this coming from? What did I miss?

The thing is, I love buying red roses from time to time. I suppose I will have to buy white ones instead!

Muriel – A French Yummy Mummy In London
  • Joy

    I’ve always wondered about those people who don’t seem to have any inhibition when it comes to PDA. I wonder if I’m just too old and uptight (well, not old cos even when I was much younger, I’ve always been the same), or if ‘they’ really lack some sense of propriety. I don’t mind the holding of hands and quick kisses. But to smooch in public?…..hmmm…..^_^

  • This sort of behaviour is really dreadful – where was it when I was young and really needed it!! It may surprise you that St. Valentine et moi share a common heritage – we are both romantic Dubliner’s!!

  • I’m partial to the orange/sunburst variety myself… And, I still have two weeks with which to deal with this secular holiday.

  • SarahHague

    I’d quite forgotten about St Valentine’s Day. My DB’s birthday is just before so we tend to concentrate on that.

  • MuMuGB

    I am starting to believe that Valentine’s day is just for singles and teenagers. Maybe I am just becoming cynical.

  • MuMuGB

    Well, keep us posted Roy! Have a nice holiday then…

  • MuMuGB

    What’s not to love about romantic Dubliners? That said, you are right: where was Valentine’s day when we needed it? I don’t remember it being such a big deal when I was younger…

  • MuMuGB

    I have an explanation: if you feel the need for some PDA, it is because your relationship is not strong enough and you need to show it to the world. In short, I believe that it is a sign of weakness. That’s my theory and I am sticking to it!