Valentines Day has come and gone. My fervent wish is that all of you who read this enjoyed the day with someone precious if such a person is in your life.
If I may beg your indulgence I would like to tell you, briefly I promise, of how I spent my Valentines Day.
On the evening of February thirteenth Audrey and I spent some time preparing food we had bought during the day as well as shopping alone for gifts and meeting later for tea.
Audrey stayed over at my house and in the morning of the fourteenth, after wishing each other a happy Valentines Day, we exchanged gifts.
Audrey had bought me the prettiest pair of earrings and a matching necklace, a novel that I had mentioned once and never expected her to have remembered much less bought, and a thing she called ‘a toy’. I am certain I don’t need to go into the gory details. Suffice to say it did precisely what it said on the box, much to our delight. 🙂
I searched high and low to find a bracelet she had described having bought once in Tuscany, and having subsequently lost some years ago. It wasn’t the exact one of course but it bore an uncanny resemblance to the one she showed me in an old photo. You know me well enough, I’m sure, to realise I am not sufficiently daring to have ventured into one of those so-called ‘adult shops’ to buy as racy an item as Audrey surprised me with. I did, however, purchase a quantity of food items, cream and such, that one may make intimate use of. And of that, I shall say no more. Oh yes and I also bought a boxed set of DVDs of Audrey’s namesake, the glorious Audrey Hepburn’s films. If that sentence made any grammatical sense then I am the long lost niece of a displaced Parisian goat herder.
We enjoyed the laziest of lazy days together. From morning to night we stayed in bed, talking, sleeping, reading, eating, and enjoying our various gifts. We only emerged to use the bathroom when necessary. It was decadent and altogether more bohemian than anything I could have ever imagined. It was also the most relaxing, joyous day, and the first Valentines Day I have ever celebrated. It was so much more special for that.
Thus far we have enjoyed watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Roman Holiday on the, frankly, obscenely over-large, television that I bought last week. Greedy devil that I am I had the chance to enjoy the company of two Audreys all at once. And there are more still to watch. We have quite the weekend planned.
Until next we meet,