Monday, 6 July 2009

There is a fundamental...

...difference between love and romance that often gets confused.

Romance is things like buying flowers/chocolates for your loved one, love is buying them Marmite when you loathe the stuff.


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Romance is cooking them a nice meal or taking them out for dinner, love is regularly doing the washing-up because they hate it.


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Romance is presents at unexpected times, love is completely unexpected presents at expected times.


(love is also cropping huge cheesy grins out of pictures)

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Today I smiled all day, a big twinkly smile that became infectious. I smiled because of something I was given yesterday, a gesture of love laced with a hearty dose of romance.

But when I came home tonight and the kitchen was tidy and the litter tray had been changed - then I smiled with love love LOVE.

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Here's to clean litter trays, to washing-up, to Marmite, to Michael Schumacher 7-star caps...

...and here's to a rather perfect symbol of romance and love.


(and to a cat that must be in every single photograph ever taken while sat at this desk)

5 comments:

Caron said...

Congratulations! What a fantastic ring!

And a lovely posting.

It's now 21 years and 4 months since I got my engagement ring (I was a child bride:-))and I hope you have as much happiness as we have had.

Love in our house has evolved to cleaning out the rabbits' cage now (with the help of our 10 year old)!

Three Legged Cat said...

Congratulations and all that! That's a beautiful ring.

(Why is your cat so keen to be photographed when mine run away at the sight of a camera? I'm doing something wrong.)

Caroline said...

Awwwwwwwwwww awwwwwwww awwwwww :)

Antonia said...

I know I'm way late with this (my Google reader doesn't like your RSS feed for some reason) but congratulations, and he ring is absolutely gorgeous - he's (and it) a keeper ;)

My cats also believe every photo should include one of them, particularly the black and whities. It's an epidemic.

Michelle said...

How sweet :)