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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:46 pm




A bit of romance would do us all a treat in this chilly climate, but not the kind commodified in the shops. Best Valentine's gift I remember was from my spouse who hated pasta - A very large box of pasta with a heart drawn on it. 'Greater love than this hath .......' Wit is a good substitute for money. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:47 pm

I'm a frugal scab though - my girlfriend is lucky if she gets a McDonals in any 12 month period. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:50 pm

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A bit of romance would do us all a treat in this chilly climate, but not the kind commodified in the shops. Best Valentine's gift I remember was from my spouse who hated pasta - A very large box of pasta with a heart drawn on it. 'Greater love than this hath .......' Wit is a good substitute for money. Smile
doesn't work in the supermarket, not around here anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:01 pm

Now that's witty. Cynical but witty.
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:38 pm

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Away with ye naysayers, me and the missus are going to Galway for a nice meal.
Got a restaurant in mind? I love the food in Oscars. The place isn't much to look at, but the food itself gets 10/10 for presentation.
http://www.ireland-guide.com/establishment/oscars_bistro.3555.html
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:39 pm

I usually buy flowers (in Tesco, they are as good as anywhere else) and cook a classy meal.

This year, I think there'll be no flowers (recession, you know) and we'll cook together.
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:44 pm

No doubt M&S will do one of their dine in for two for €12 (or whatever it is) for the weekend. They're great value - 3 courses and a bottle of cava.
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:45 pm

Cava is good stuff, often underrated.
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:48 pm

Yup, Cava is good and Tesco Champagne generally wins when blind tested assessing flavour when pitted against the more expensive and traditional Champagnes.
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:52 pm

The commercialised stuff can be a bit embarrassing, and flowers in the office are a bit of a trophy gesture: I don't see the attraction of a dining out in a room full of couples.

Anything a bit soppy and personal is nice though - breakfast in bed - a nice personal note or whatever. I don't think that the guy should have to always be the one to make the effort though.

I think men get more romantic as they get older.
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:53 pm

cactus flower wrote:
I think men get more romantic as they get older.

I hope not geek
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:26 pm

cactus flower wrote:
I think men get more romantic as they get older.
The opposite seems to be happening in my case! Very Happy
cactus flower wrote:
I don't think that the guy should have to always be the one to make the effort though.
Ah! Now we are getting to the *real* reason why I won't be buying flowers or doing the cooking this Valentine's Day!! I have had enough!

.. Goes off and rants in the corner..
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:50 pm

Now that I'm finished ranting..
I should point out that I'm a feckless eejit the other 364.25 days of the year!
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:03 pm

While ye're all so happily shacked up and romanticising ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNHet308wYA
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:28 pm

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evercloserunion wrote:
Away with ye naysayers, me and the missus are going to Galway for a nice meal.
Got a restaurant in mind? I love the food in Oscars. The place isn't much to look at, but the food itself gets 10/10 for presentation.
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Very Happy You've made my day, I booked Oscars a few days ago. I had been eying it for a while, was put off by the appearance at first but the reviews were simply too good to resist.
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:33 pm

Smile Wow, great.
You're in for a treat.
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:19 pm

Lads Lads lads,

Bite the bullet and do it properly. It is a Saturday, do something different, do your homework, use your imagination but do it properly. Make an occasion of it. It doesn't have to be expensive, a bit of flair, a warm heart and a bit of attention goes a long way.
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:51 pm

Well said Squire. Absolutely the spirit - flair, a warm heart and a bit of attention.
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:32 am

Squire wrote:
Lads Lads lads,

Bite the bullet and do it properly. It is a Saturday, do something different, do your homework, use your imagination but do it properly. Make an occasion of it. It doesn't have to be expensive, a bit of flair, a warm heart and a bit of attention goes a long way.

Like, a text message?
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:41 am

johnfás wrote:
Squire wrote:
Lads Lads lads,

Bite the bullet and do it properly. It is a Saturday, do something different, do your homework, use your imagination but do it properly. Make an occasion of it. It doesn't have to be expensive, a bit of flair, a warm heart and a bit of attention goes a long way.

Like, a text message?
If it was heartfelt, poetic, sincere, expressive, romantic, sensitive and made on the same network so cost you nuttin’, it might just cut the mustard.
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:50 am

I can see you've all gone to great lengths to find out what exactly the love of your life would like you to expend your energies on in preparation for Valentine's Day.

What would you like yourselves, in the absence of mustardy text-messages, petrol station flowers, dinners in McDonalds and Oscars and day trips to gay Paree?
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:53 am

I'm always happy to take cash. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:55 am

Kate P wrote:
I can see you've all gone to great lengths to find out what exactly the love of your life would like you to expend your energies on in preparation for Valentine's Day.

What would you like yourselves, in the absence of mustardy text-messages, petrol station flowers, dinners in McDonalds and Oscars and day trips to gay Paree?
No no no no, a DAY trip to Paris doesn't do it, at a minimum the full 24 hours is a basic requirement.
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:59 am

whatever happened to a box of milk tray and the little fella in a bow ribbon?

The good old days!
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PostSubject: Re: Valentine's Day   Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:09 am

tonys wrote:
Kate P wrote:
I can see you've all gone to great lengths to find out what exactly the love of your life would like you to expend your energies on in preparation for Valentine's Day.

What would you like yourselves, in the absence of mustardy text-messages, petrol station flowers, dinners in McDonalds and Oscars and day trips to gay Paree?
No no no no, a DAY trip to Paris doesn't do it, at a minimum the full 24 hours is a basic requirement.


Keep talking, tonys...
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