In our 15 years together, Rich and i have 'celebrated' Valentine's Day precisely once. I think we went out to an Italian restaurant in 1995. Those were the days.
But we've realized this past couple of years that we don't celebrate much... not birthdays, not Christmas, not anniversaries, not big occasions or achievements. We've been wanting to perhaps change that by instituting some Oliver-Campbell traditions. See, we don't have traditions, either. With Poppet on the way we both feel all the more compelled to make up some 'traditions', Since neither of us is terribly romantic we tried to think of something for Valentine's day which would be neither too mushy nor too commercial... Our solution? To make (vegan) fairycakes (cupcakes for you American folk) for our dear friends... and us.
We made them together... Rich was in charge of the icing. He ran out of powdered sugar and thought that he could get away with not adding enough. I pointed out - after a little taster - that his butterscotch icing tasted like sweet margarine/butter and convinced him to make the effort to buy more sugar. Thankfully he did.
We had lots of making them, and of course we think about how next year we'll have a 8 month old helping us!!! Blimey.
A Valentine's Day 'Tradition' in (lots lots of) photos....