Admittedly, the highlight/main event of the past week for us was Valentine’s day (on the 14th). At our age, we’re happy to not make a big hoo-ha/fuss of it, but we do like to recognise/celebrate it one way or another, whether big or small. Strangely enough, this year the big V day for us was also marked with drama, adventure and humility.
Usually, the words ‘happy Valentine’s day’ with a kiss first thing in the morning, followed with a coffee/tea and/or breakfast/toasts in bed, and/or a flower/flowers is all that’s necessary to celebrate the day of love, don’t you think? The words ‘I love you’ is what’s most important.
This time around, we were fortunate enough to get out of the house and go for a quick country drive (one of our favourite pastimes) down the south coast. The weather was slightly overcast with a little drizzle but pleasant enough still. We managed to make a pit stop at the op shop for yours truly to have a browse and find some knick-knacky stuff and secondhand jewellery/beads for a new art/creative project that I’m working on. We then picked up some food/drinks supplies along the way and continued on our journey. We enjoyed creamy/ambrosial Clyde River rock oysters.
We made it to the town of Narooma at dusk. After a very bizarre and unfortunate/offensive kafuffle/encounter with the owner/staff at the first motel we checked in, we were lucky to find and safely check in at The Tree Motel instead. The staff there were friendly/welcoming and we spent the night relaxing/eating in front of the telly. We were a little shaken/disappointed by what had happened to us earlier.
The following morning, the weather was perfect. It was fine/sunny, the sky was beautiful beachside blue, lightly brushed with patches of white clouds. After chatting with the staff at the motel and admiring/photographing the magnificent tree in the garden, we leisurely headed back home. We visited a few touristy spots in the town, meandered through picturesque country/rural backroads, and stopped by at beautiful/scenic beaches where we searched and found some beautiful stones/rocks. We safely arrived home late at night, and fell into deep sleep the minute we went to bed.
So this year, despite some unfortunate/unfriendly events beyond our control, our Valentine’s day (and the rest of the week) was also one filled with love/joy and happiness. We decided to rise above the shit and made the day our own. It was a day to remember (to say the least) and one we will learn from – not everyone will agree with us. We were very lucky to have spent it together (and with Swan) which is all that we could ask for. Hope you had a good/happy Valentine’s day too. And remember, always look on the bright side of life. smile heart