Sunday, February 14, 2010

Love is in the air - Happy Valentine's Day!!

Happy Valentines Day everyone.....

Actually called Saint Valentine's Day February 14 is a day for celebrating love and affection between couples. The day itself is named after Valentine, a Christian matyr. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by giving bunches of flowers, most prominently red roses, confectionery and greeting cards.

For us, the old married couple it consisted of a verbal "Happy Valentine's" wish whilst in bed, getting up having breakfast of Whipped Eggs on Toast, a recipe I had been wanted to trial for a while, then proceeding with normal life until dinner time!! Very romantic indeed!! Definitely the days of recieving roses and being wined and dined are a fragment of my imagination!!

Don't get me wrong... I have never really been one to go over board on Valentine's Day. It's another day that we all acknowledge that really has become to over-commercialised, which leaves me with the feeling that it's no longer as romantic as it was intended to be!

Speaking of traditions and celebrations it was also the first day of the Chinese New Year - the year of the tiger (which is also known by its formal name of Geng Yin).

To celebrate the Chinese New Year for dinner we had a mongolian steamboat, which is a favourite in our house that to be honest we don't eat enough of. Everyone enjoyed dinner, the element of cooking the food in front of you and then fishing it out excites children of all ages plus you can cook what you want and accompany your dish with any flavour sauce you wish.

Needless to say the Murray household had a wonderful day yesterday.

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