I've always loved Valentine's Day because, well, it's my birthday! It always made me feel special having my birthday on the day of love. All the decorations and heart shaped candy, what little girl wouldn't love that?
When I was in the 2nd grade my dad started sending me roses to school on my special day. Man, I was the coolest kid around in the 2nd grade. By the time I got a bit older it seemed like everyone was getting flowers on that day - but gosh darn it - it was still my birthday and I was still special!
This was my first Valentine/birthday in Oz and I must say it was lovely.
As the actual big day was on a Monday we had my birthday party on Saturday night. Some friends, my favorite Australian fella, and I went to a Lebanese restaurant in Newtown called Arabella. The food was tasty and the company kept the laughs on coming. Heck, there was even dancing. The belly dancer that entertained that night did a really great job of engaging with the audience making it a fun experience for all. She even pulled my friend and I up to dance with her.
The fella and I dedicated Sunday to Valentine's Day and headed to the city. Italian for lunch. Then off to the movies, but for something a little different we went to Govinda's. The wonderful thing about Govinda's is the seating. They have big cushy sofa/lounges that you can stretch out on. We saw a French movie called Heartbreaker. It was a great movie and I really enjoyed it. After the movie we headed out for some yummy yummy chocolate at Max Brenner.
Monday we had a quiet celebration in which we exchanged gifts, had some pizza, and watched Sleepless in Seattle.
All in all I had a wonderful 3 day celebration. Couldn't have asked for a better Valentine birthday.
Labels: Arabella, Govinda's, Max Brenner, Valentine Birthday