Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!





Happy Valentine's Day everyone,
 what ever you are doing we hope you have  a lovely time;)

I think we are off to the pictures!


Alas I do believe I have been usurped in my husband's affections by a teeny little blonde fairy!


In the County we live there is a tradition that a character called Jack Valentine knocks on the door of a house and when the child opens the door there is a little gift waiting on the door step with obviously no sign of the giver.  This is attached to a piece of string and when the child goes to pick it up it is yanked away. After a couple of attempts the parcel is left for it's recipient. I had never heard of this until I married my husband, my own parents would not have wasted the time or money on it but his parents had done this for him and his siblings. Hubby loved doing this for our kids and so is determined to carry it on for the Grandbaby.



We were driving the other day and out of the blue my husband said (with a straight face I might add)

"I will never forgive them for that!"

"Uh, what! who!"

"The kids, for moving three hours away , how am I supposed to be Jack Valentine, can't exactly knock on the door can I?" 

I think he must have been brooding for a while, lol.
 Anyway  a plan was hatched and shopping done, cute outfit, and a cuddly toy and a valentine card !! 
Parcel was then sent off , not the same, but best I could come up with and instructions sent to the kids along with it.
 
I feel that this time next year we will be taking a trip...........


Do any of you follow this or any other bonkers traditions I wonder?

Hope you all have a good one

love Jan and John (Aka Jack!)
xxxxx

21 comments:

  1. Happy Valentine's Day to you both! That sounds like a wonderful tradition. Hope your grand baby loves it!
    --Baker

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    1. Hi Baker, Hope you have a happy Valentine's day too.
      love Jan, xx

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  2. Happy Valentines Day Jan, hope you and John have a wonderful day :)

    Loved reading about Jack Valentine, I hadn't heard of this tradition. How sweet of John to want to carry it on with your granddaughter :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Hi Roz, Hope you and Rick have a good time today too. Grandbaby has texted her Grandpa, Hmm.....I think she may have had help there,lol
      love Jan, xx

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  3. Jack Valentine is new to time, by next year, I can hear that little one giggling as she and her grandpa (not sure what she calls you two) starts this tradition. One of the joys of grands....passing on our loved traditions and then seeing our kids pass them on...hugs abby

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    1. Hi Abby, grandgirl and her grandpa are tight that's for sure. He is her favourite I think and she is definitely his :)
      Happy Valentine's day
      love Jan, xx

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  4. Jan, sound like a wonderful tradition. First time I heard of it. I think your grandbaby will love it.

    Happy Valentines to you both. Hope you enjoy the film. Fifty Shade Darker by any chance?

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. HI Ronnie, Happy Valentines to you two. I loved the film, and he said he enjoyed it too. I think it was better than the first one and I loved that too!
      love Jan, xx

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  5. Jan,
    Happy Valentine's Day to you two lovebirds. We, too, are off to the movies. Bet we are seeing the film.
    Meredith

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    1. Hi Meredith, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

      love Jan, xx

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  6. Happy Valentine's Day, Jan and John. I've never heard the Jack Valentine tradition either. Love it. Oh yes, I do believe that next year might find grandma and grandpa visiting over the Valentine's holiday. :) Oh and tell John...at least his grandbaby is a relatively short drive away...not a full days travel of two car rides and at least 2 plane rides. It's all in perspective. ;)

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. Hi Cat, oh gosh that is a long way away. You have our sympathy, blinking kids, how dare they all just go off and do what they like,lol
      love Jan, xx

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  7. Just home to my valentine. Loved the story you shared. What a wonderful father your man is! Hope your day was full of love.

    Hugs and Hearts Across the Pond,
    Ella

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    1. Hi Ella, glad you are home safely, hope you were well this trip! Have fun with Sam now you are back home
      love Jan, xx

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  8. Hi Jan, Happy Valentines to you and John. I've never heard of the Jack Valentine tradition, I bet your grandbaby will love it. Wonderful how John wants to carry on with the next generation. Enjoy your day. Tell us all about the movie please?

    Hugs Lindy and Bear xx

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    1. Hi Lindy, Glad you had a good day Lindy, the film was great, funnier than the last one we thought, a bit more story and the sex was done artistically. Let's face it how hard is it to shoot a sexy film without making it look like porn or not putting it in it. I think they did a great job,go and see it
      love Jan, xx

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  9. what a fun tradition. :-) the kids and I exchange homemade valentine's with each other and make some special ones for cousins and grandparents...and I make one for my parents and my hubby too. :-) Hugs

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    1. Hi Terps, nice, my parents in law in the nursing home made Valentine cards for each other and at 91 that is not bad going!
      love Jan, xx

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  10. I read this but I'm so sorry forgot to comment! Blame pain meds!
    This sounds like such a sweet tradition! I can see my Scotsman appreciating this!

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    1. Hi Minelle, oh I hope the meds worked and you are alright now,
      love Jan, xx

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  11. Belated happy Valentine's day. Sounds like a fun idea, but our grandkids are too far away,or too old.
    bottoms up
    Red

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