My two beautiful boys, Tom and Will (which is which?)
Ice-skating- I take my Level 3 test next week and need to perform “backwards “lemons” (AKA sculling, swizzles, or fishes). This is a skill I am finding it difficult to master but am definitely improving albeit slowly. There is hope!
Sunshine-we haven’t had enough sun this year and doesn’t it make a difference when we get some blue sky and warmth instead of biting winds. When sunshine and picturesque countryside is combined with a bit of golf, who can complain?
Red roses- even the cat loves them!
…and to cap it all, the Grand National has finished and all the horses are safe and sound.
Oh dear, it looks like Valentine’s Day is no more here in Iran. Shops in Iran have been banned from selling Valentine cards and gifts as the traditional lovers’ day gains increasing popularity in the Islamic republic
In the run-up to Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14 the printing works owners’ union issued a directive banning the printing and distribution of any goods promoting this day. This includes posters, boxes and cards emblazoned with hearts or half-hearts, red roses and any activities promoting Valentine’s Day.The backlash in the Islamic Republic is part of a drive against the spread of Western culture.
What a shame, but it’s quite nice to avoid the over-commercialisation of such celebrations and get back to the true meaning of what Valentine’s Day is all about. You can tell someone you love them, and express your love very well without the need for cards, over-priced red roses and expensive dinners. So maybe here in Iran they have it right after all.