Valentine's Day this weekend... It was the day I arrived in Canada from Australia eleven years ago. I had left Oz on Valentines Day ... with my dog Wilbur and my suitcases which contained some clothes, my quilts, old photographs, and some treasures I couldn't live without which included my lovely silver sugar bowl. I'm still surprised that it made it through customs ... (big round metal object) .... through the scanners or whatever. I have asked my Brian to not spend money on a pretty card or gift but instead get me some sunflower seeds for the squirrel and birds.
I bet there are millions and millions of flowers being purchased this year even with a recession flowers still seem to be the appropriate gift. Maybe some diamond rings or bracelets from wealthy lovers ... !!!!! Or some lucky girls might even get a new car or a holiday to paradise. Who knows. But I think most of us will get little hand written cards made by children and grand children.... which of course means more than any expensive gift.