Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

*******Valentine's Day*******

Ken and I have always shared a 'thing' about exchanging cards. For 27 years of marriage (and 2 years before that), we have exchange cards every birthday, Christmas, Anniversary, Easter and Valentine's Day. We have a HUGE box full of them, along with our love letters to each other, written in the first flush of our love affair.

So it was rather a shock when Ken asked me on Monday night when Valentine's Day was and I replied 'Next week'...then gasped 'No! It's tomorrow!' realising that I didn't have a card! He just grinned and said he hadn't got one yet either. So I rushed off this morning expecting to find only the dregs left at our local newsagent but they still had a large assortment to choose from. After looking at all of them (and I mean ALL of them), I chose one of those musical ones - when you open it, it plays a song. Mine had a chimpanzee on the front, dressed up as an old lady, with the words "Husband, I've got just one thing to say to you..." and inside it reads "You're the one that I want! Happy Valentine's Day" and plays that song with little flashing lights. As the kids say today "Cool!"

Ken came home from work a bit after 3 pm, tired and grumpy, saw my envelope on the table and snapped "I haven't had time to get yours yet!" I made soothing noises and said I was going around to visit a neighbour who wasn't well, and why didn't he have a drink and a lie-down till I came back? When I got back home just before 6 pm, on the table was a bunch of roses, a red gerbera (sp.) pot plant and a card! Hugs all round, then we opened our cards. Mine was all hearts and kisses as usual (love it!) and when he opened mine, he just cracked up!! After that and after dinner, he was happy and relaxed, so I was too....goodnight all, we are going to bed..


Blogger ms*robyn said...

seems to me you had a perfect valentines day!

Wednesday, 15 February, 2006  
Blogger Flossy said...

That's lovely Gina! How sweet :)

Wednesday, 15 February, 2006  

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