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Tuesday, February 12, 2008 

Valentine

Hey sweetheart,

I’m no good at Valentines, really never have been. I was always the girl that watched other girls with hugely elaborate bunches of roses and mountains of cards. I was the girl who called it an over-commercialised waste of time; an exploitation of the media to ensure Hallmark didn’t go out of business in the mid February card sending abyss that is the late aftermath of Christmas. And, while it totally is all that, it doesn’t mean I didn’t check my mail every two minutes from the 10th of February to somewhere around the 20th, or wish that someone would give me just one card.

You weren’t my first real Valentine, but you’re the one that’s mattered. You’re the only person that I’ve ever properly fallen for, the only person that made me say, “I love you.” Even if I mess things up somehow and lose you, you’ll always be my perfect other half, my soul mate. You’re the only person who can make me almost normal, the first person who’s managed to make me happy.

I love you more than I ever thought it possible to love anyone. I adore every single aspect of your personality from your warped sense of humour and complete loyalty to your complete obsession with football.

The first time I said it I didn’t mean to, but this time I mean it- you’re the love of my life and I fully intend to spend the rest of my life with you even if I drive you crazy.

Happy Valentines gorgeous,

Your Harriet

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I think the best thing about Valentines Day is making it your own. Dispensing with all that anonymity. Sharing openly and honestly your love with those you love - I like to extend this to friends as well as partners. Its nice to turn it away from the commericial overblown and into a sort of 'share the love' day. So Happy Valentine for tomorrow Harriet, I hope you have a good one!

Valentines Day is over-commercialised but that doesn't mean that its message is worthless. Nice post, I also like your blog, the banner picture is lovely and the whole Albatross Connection too.

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