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Feb 14th Valentine's Day

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 8,495 mod
Valentine's Day is huge in the UK.

We started talking about it today (see the sessions for more details). It will probably be the theme for the rest of the week.

Hubby and I are planning to go out to celebrate, but you might be surprised to hear where we are going.

http://www.learnenglish.de/culture/ValentinesDay.html

http://www.english-magazine.org/fun-and-leisure/english-quotes/2602-recommended-quote-woody-allen

And the newspapers get in on the act:-

http://www.english-magazine.org/english-in-daily-use/english-in-use-headlines/3072-english-in-use-i-heart-u
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  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,658 mod
    Thank you for mentioning this Valentine's business @Lynne!
    I've just remembered that a friend celebrates her birthday on Valentine's day.
    I almost forget it!
  • ProseyProsey Posts: 1,223 ✭✭✭✭
    Cufflinks and lingerie =)) =))
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 23,519 mod
    Another excuse for business!
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,495 mod
    @Mheredge, there are lots of things you can do for Valentine's day that don't involve commercial interests.

    :x
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 5,823 mod
    @Lynne - I am wonder what that could be.
    When you say `Commercial interests`, does that involve not even visit a cafe? Or are there any exeptations? It has to do with spending money, hasn`t it?
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,495 mod
    I don't mind a bit of commercialisation, especially as last weekend I got a surprise box of chocolates at a local cafe. It was a bit early really, and I told hubby he should have hidden them, wrapped them up and given them to me on Friday. :D

    Sometimes in shops here they give the ladies a red rose too.

    The downside in the UK is that chocolates go up in price as do flowers. That's the sort of commercialisation I frown upon.

    PS - exceptions (just like in English there are exceptions to almost every rule).
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,658 mod
    There's no business like show business.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,658 mod
    The end justifies the means @Lynne?

    Now, which present shall I buy for someone who celebrates her birthday on Valentine's day?
    I still have two days to buy.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,495 mod
    Oh, well we'll be chatting about Valentine's Day in the SL session today. :)
  • emy89emy89 Posts: 7
    @Lynn please how can i join this session?? i'm new member here :)
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,495 mod
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Here our Valentine's Day is in June 12th! My wedding's anniversary is June 14th and my wife's birthday is June 16th. Really I dislike June. :(

    :D
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 5,823 mod
    @Helvio - dislike is negative - I hope you know what you were writing.
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thank you @Hermine, maybe that word is much more strong than I wanted. I should change 'dislike' for 'don't like'.

    And... I don't know what I am writing, I only have a vague idea of what is being written. :)

    Thank you for your help Hermine, do not give up on me! :D
  • emy89emy89 Posts: 7
    @Lynne no i don't have one yet, i will check your link .. Thanks :)
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 5,823 mod
    edited February 2014
    @Helvio - just to clarify - your post is for the readers like this.
    You do not like your wife`s birthday and your wedding anniversary day.

    Is that want you wanted to tell us?

    I am not going to give you up, Helvio. I also was not given up by Lynne.
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Hermine.
    I don't like Valentine's Day, my wedding anniversary and my wife's birthday being in the same month, it is very expensive. hahaha

    Is that what I wanted to tell you all! :)
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 5,823 mod
    @Helvio - .., because it costs too much. That is want you want to say. I understand.

    We do not buy a lot for Valentine`s Day, my husband even forgets it sometimes. I know that would be for Lynne a no go, but I am not spoilt about that day.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,658 mod
    What did St Valentine do that makes him so popular among the lovers?
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,495 mod
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,658 mod
    The second origin is not romantic at all @Lynne.
    It's awful! :-O
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,495 mod
    I agree @April. The fate of saints often is.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,658 mod
    I associated Valentine's day with Rudolph Valentino and Don Juan etc, but now having read those stories I have a bit unpleasant feeling about this day.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,495 mod
    Valentino's Day. :D
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 5,823 mod
    Happy Valentine`s Day.

    I always thought the Austrian are lazy when it comes to this event, but today I saw a lot of men standing at the flourist`s.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 9,658 mod
    As I said before, I am going to a party tomorrow, but one thing is for sure; I will say "Happy Birthday" to the hostess and not "Happy Valentine".
    I still haven't bought a present though.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,495 mod
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 23,519 mod
    I bought some flowers today, but not for Valentine's Day. However I saw a Nepali guy come to his office with a few red roses....
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,495 mod
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