Now, where did I leave that?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day, Part I

Yesterday was Valentine's Day. Decided to take the day off from work, and spend it with my beloved. We went to Great Barrington (Masachusetts) to wander the shops and have a Thai lunch.
On our first Valentine's Day together in 2005, Linda & I surprised each other with silly little stuffed animals, Froggy & Hedgehog (guess which one is 'me'?). They became our alter egos, travelling with us during our long-distance relationship phase, having a book written about them as another V-day gift from me to Linda, vacationing in Maine, playing in snowstorms. Of late, to protect them from the Lola-monster, they've been rather sadly neglected, tucked away on top of a cabinet. Yesterday they protested loudly, demanding that they be included in our expedition. Fair here is the day through their eyes:
An adventure means meeting friends; we found a bunch of new ones at Tom's Toys!

Ya gotta have it...and we do!

Yellow House Books had creaky floors and books tucked into every corner.

Espresso, anyone? Loved The Chef's Shop!
Especially the mini-cupcakes! These are Red Velvet & Chocolate-Stout. Yummmm...
Where the buffalo roam? TP Saddleblanket. Ride 'em, cowboy!
Lunch was at Siam Square...we had Beef Satay, Siam Fried Rice and Chicken Massaman Curry. We've all agreed not to talk about the poetic-sounding but rather yucky Ginger Moon dessert. Bleah! We think Linda & Ashling need to go back often to try everything.
Eye candy, laughter, good food, conversation...and each other. It was a good day!


Robin Larkspur said...

I love your photos of your Valentine celebration. adorable and funny! sounds like a great day!! Books and food!

AkasaWolfSong said...

What a fun way to celebrate love for one another Ashling! :) So happy you had an outstanding adventure...a book shop alone would make my heart swoon, lol.

Much Love and Many Blessings!!!

Rain said...

Sounds like a perfect fun day -way to celebrate together! I couldn't believe where you went though!-my fav sister in law lives in Gr. Barrington-I was there the first of Dec and am going back for a visit the end of March! Small world!!~~Rain

Ashling said...

@ Rain--GB is less than an hour from us, so makes for an easy trip.Have fun on your visit!

Shel said...

Wonderful - just wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Amazingly beautiful thanks for sharing with us and the world!
Parts 1 + 2 are inspiring... You both are truly blessed!