First of all, thank you all for your gift of prayers for my family. I am truly appreciative. Now onto the real topic of the day. Valentines day. You know i used to love valentines day, but since i moved back to Nigeria in 2010 i have hated it. At this point i am sort of irritated by it in Nigeria especially.
Love shouldnt only be celebrated on one day of the year. There are 365 days a year, but Nigerians seem to think its only on Valentines day that they must show their love. What this creates is traffic jams, overbooked bakers and over full resturants. So you now ask the question of why?
Like i said there are 365 days in most years, the guy that has been nasty or indifferent to his partner all year round is now “valing” her and vice versa. Those who cannot take their partners anywhere on a normal day now act like if they dont go out for valentines day, they will die. Folks act like if they dont get gifts they are loved less and if they get gifts they are loved more.
Every business in Lagos is taking advantage of valentines day. Opportunists if you ask me. People that sell lace are selling “valentines” hamper. When did fabric and nail polish in the same basket constitute a lover’s gift? I understand bakers or confectioners and even resturant having specials, but nail polish for valentines day? Is your girlfriend or lady friend a manicurist? kilode.
My husband and i never quite celebrate valentines as in we never go anywhere. We buy each other gifts throughout the year and go on dates on weekdays to avoid crowds. I guess when you put an applied mathematician and lawyer together we think of things differently. I slipped a big box of chocolates into my husbands luggage with a hand written card last week. Till he gets back next week to London i am sure he wont realise, till he unpacks before he leaves to come back. And we will take ourselves on some sort of date. I want to try the bbbakery bus tour in london too. I think the bakery bus is such a novel idea, something like that would be nice for interstate travel in Nigeria.
Anyways what are your thoughts about valentines? It would be helpful to know if you are male or female. Also what does love mean to you?
In the spirit of love, the givewaway will be open till Feb 16th is a N5,000.00 gift card for deal day as they have a variety of options. When you share your thoughts on Valentines day, kindly leave your email with your comment.
I wish you a fabulous weekend and hope you dont get caught up in the rush.