I struggled with this theme all week long but after reading all your special stories I am ready to add mine. My husband is not romantic and for years he always "forgot" my birthday and our anniversary. Valentine's day is not extremely popular in our country, it's in fact just commercial and not a real tradition so there weren't any presents worth mentioning either. But last year something finally happened in his head and he totally surprised me by buying me a brand new camera in my favourite colour. He planned the surprise quite a few days ahead of my birthday because then our eldest went on a school trip to Rome. It seems that after all an old dog can be taught some new tricks!!?? I must say that he patched up a lot of old heartbreak and wounds in this way. This year I followed the old tradition and told him clearly what I want for my birthday (at the end of March) a few weeks ago. So probably no surprise this year but it doesn't matter because I am in love with my present and am using it all the time - 36 Inktense pencils by Derwent.
As for the BFF affairs of the heart I could write lots and lots of sad stories. I was treated as the odd one out way too often. But that is the distant past and as I've already mentioned I changed my job about 11 years ago and met my best friend at my new job. I am really grateful for that and I found a really happy photo from our seaside holiday two years ago. We both went through some really hard times during the last decade but we are there for each other and we can always laugh together. Thanks T for everything!
I wish you all a nice weekend. We are on holidays next week and that makes me incredibly happy as well. Holidays are always a huge affair of the heart ;-D.