Read this before your buy flowers for Valentines Day

12 Feb

I absolutely adore flowers but I can honestly say that I am not a huge fan of red roses.  In fact, I’d take a bunch of plain old white daisy’s over red roses any day.

Having said that, if your girlfriend is mad keen on Valentines Day she will probably appreciate them even though you could probably have put down a deposit on a house with all the money you saved had you chosen a different variety of flower on Valentines Day.

Having said this, I am in no way condoning picking up a bunch of flowers from the supermarket or petrol station on the way home this Valentines Day!

Go into a nice florist, tell them what your budget is and see what they come up with.  Generally choosing one variety of flower and using it on mass in an arrangement has a higher impact then bits of this and that.

Flowers like hydrangeas have a lot of actual flower per stem.  Five hydrangeas beautifully wrapped is stunning.  Five roses has significantly less wow factor and on Valentines Day would probably be more expensive.

Here are some of my favorites…

Valentines Day Flowers

Can’t get a babysitter for Valentines Day?

11 Feb

Well…I have the solution!

For this project you will need:

a friend
a Valentines Day Card (or other sentimental card)

Touch base with your friend and see if they are on board.

You need to pick a date in the diary when you will look after your buddy’s children while he takes his wife out.

Then work out a date when he can look after your children so that you can take your wife out. The date you take your wife out doesn’t need to be Valentines Day as long as they know that you are taking them out on a specific date.

So, on Valentines Day you can each give your wife a nice card telling them how much you love and appreciate them.  Also include the details of your pre-planned date.  She will be thrilled!  Not only have you made plans, you have found a babysitter aswell!

What a champion!

10 Feb

A bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a pig. Only in America! I could really go a bit of bacon now though after watching this!

Love Stats from the Motherland

10 Feb


Thanks to Daily Infographic, click here for more cool infographics!

I’d rethink that skimpy lingerie set this Valentines Day

8 Feb

I know that I’ve said it but I’m going to say it again…’KNOW YOUR VALENTINE’.

If your other half has just had a baby or is heavily pregnant then a gift of skimpy underwear could go down like a lead balloon.

If you do want to go with skimpy underwear this Valentines Day then I would actually go with black because a) it will flatter every skin tone and b) she will be able to wear it regularly and c) she may feel less like an unpaid hooker.

Before you shop, look in her underwear drawer.  Look for something you see her in regularly for a true indication of size.  Steer clear of wedding lingerie as she will likely have been a size smaller on her wedding day.

If in doubt don’t go there!  Nothing dampens any sexy feeling like your underwear creating little rolls of skin/fat because it is too tight.  If you go too big you may as well have bought her a card that says ‘Happy Valentines Day, you’ve really stacked it on!’.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that although you might think that your girlfriend is sex on legs most of us have parts of our bodies that we don’t like.  Lingerie is actually more about women finding the combination of items that makes them feel HOT!  So, why not go shopping together or if you want to give her something on Valentines Day then buy a gift card to a gorgeous lingerie shop.

By all means if your woman looks like this then I wouldn’t worry about anything I just said

Fat, pale and hairy

6 Feb

I can only assume from the giveaways offered in the beauty section of ‘Peninsula Living Magazine’ that its core readers are fat, pale and hairy.

Of six ‘Valentines Day’ giveaways, one is for a five-session course of fat reduction treatments, another is for packs of tanning product and the third is for at-home waxing products.

I just want to be clear with all men that none of these is acceptable as a gift.  Don’t be fooled by all the love hearts on the page, these are not gifts!!

So, what are they?  Us women folk must be meant to jump at the chance of denuding our bodies of hair at home and ruining our bed linen with fake tan all while keeping up with our fat reduction sessions.

To be fair, I’m not against any of the above just NOT in the name of Valentine’s Day.

Navigating the Valentines Day ‘Gift Guides’

5 Feb

hearts test

Heart Necklace / Tiffany Red Heart Lock Necklace / Bling Charm / White Heart Charm / Red Heart Charm

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