Hello there once again. It's rather lovely, isn't it, to think that January is out of the way for another year. I must admit, I did rather enjoy turning over the Calendar this morning, from a snowy, wintery scene to a photo of banks of snowdrops....
Our National Trust properties in the UK are lovely places to visit in February and March, as they have delightful woodland walks, which are full of snowdrops and other early flowering bulbs.
February, of course, is the month of love and romance, with Valentine's Day falling on the 14th of the month. All around the world, flowers, gifts, and tokens of love ❤️ are given to loved ones, all in the name of Saint Valentine. Not a bad way to be remembered down through the years, is it?! I know that a lot of people will be reading this, and thinking "stuff and nonsense!" Others will be thinking "but we shouldn't need a special day to show our love to someone. We should do that every day." Of course, that's true, but it's a dreary old time of the year, so I see no reason not to make the 14th February a day of celebration.
Yes, even at my age, I'm still an old romantic at heart. My two favourite black and white films are "Now Voyager" starring Bette Davis and Paul Henried, when Bette, as Charlotte Vale, says to Paul, as Jerry, ......wait for it....
"Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars". It was in the days when the man lights two cigarettes and hands one to his love. I've actually just watched the clip in YouTube.... it gets to me every time!!
The second film is the 1936 film, Camille, when Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor play the roles of Marguerite and Armand. I can happily weep buckets when I watch this film!!
Well, I think I'd better end there, before I get too carried away! I'm sure I'll be popping in again this month with some more romantic bits and bobs. Do hope you can join me. At least it takes us away from what else is happening in the world right now
Cheerio and Toodle-pip!