Happy Valentine’s Day!


Haha, this must be the most cheesiest pictures I have ever put on my blog. But as I wrote in my last blog, one of my goals of this year is to be more thoughtful and to write the people I care for more often. So with Valentine coming up, I picmonky’d this card for my parents.

I might be one of the rare girls who actually think that Valentine’s Day is cute.. I know the whole “you should be romantic only when you feel like it, all year round, you can’t force it” routine, trust me I do. But hey, you also don’t say when Christmas comes up “you should make time for your family and pigging out only when you feel like it, all year round, you can’t force it”. I’m a sucker for traditions and even though I don’t think that Valentine is as big in Denmark as elsewhere, I still think it’s nice to have a day, where you sit down and just think: hey, I hit the jackpot with you, lets celebrate!

But I don’t really see Valentine as a day where you only celebrate your lover, I definitely also think it’s a perfect day to put the parents in the spotlight. So with me not living with them anymore (and not being able to bless them with my angel face everyday, haha, I kid), I had to be a bit more creative. My parents pretty much only love 3 things: their daughters, working, and drinking wine. The first two things I can’t really give them, but the 3rd one, some delicious red wine, should be doable!

Initially I thought about buying a bottle here in Copenhagen and just send it by mail, but the doom scenario already came up in my mind: the postman/airplane/everything on its way from DK to NL covered with red wine and my parents with no token of my appreciation. So I thought it would be smarter to just order it online in the Netherlands at a wine webshop. But you know what, there are heaps and heaps of wine webshops. I ended up with grapy.nl, primarily because it was one of the only webshops where the website actually looked pretty (and my rule of thumb is: pretty website = they won’t steal your money). Yesterday (around 15h), I ordered 2 bottles (one for the mommy and one for the daddy) of red wine and they got presented to my parent’s front door around 11h this morning! Long story, short: happy parents, happy me 😎

I can really recommend grapy.nl when you need to send a present to somebody, even last-minute, when you order before 17.00, it will be delivered the next day. They have a great assortment and I “only” paid 6.95 euro in transportation fee for 2 bottles. I’m heading out now, for some nice organic Italian food en red wine with the boyfriend at Che Fe!

Happy Valentine to all of you <3 With love, -Janet

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