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The Little Lilypad is a lifestyle blog mostly written by a mum to two beautiful, cheeky and entertaining daughters. It is sometimes written by the Man on the Pad or by one of our baby bloggers. Occasionally we accept guest posts too. There is frequently talk of shoes and clothing (we love fashion and savvy shopping), chocolate (who doesn't love chocolate) education and swimming (we love this too). It is hopefully helpful, sometimes funny and always honest.

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Love Is .... not just about one day

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Today is allegedly the most romantic day of the year. The 14th of February (Valentines Day) is named after Saint Valentine who was a third-century Roman saint who has been associated with love since the High Middle Ages. Nothing is reliably known of St. Valentine except his name and the fact that he died on February 14th but I digress ....

The Lilypad has been blessed to share some personal guest posts over the last 13 days about what our friends think that Love Is ....

So what do I think Love Is ..... ?

It is considering someone else other than myself.

It is not having to be perfect but being perfect for that someone.

It is sharing your bed with your children when they need you.

It is finding a gorgeous pair of shoes in the sale .... that are just your size. (I personally love it when this happens)

It is Saturday nights in with the family, rather than Saturday nights out on the town.

It is creating a school costume in a matter of hours because they neeeeeeeed it for tomorrow.

It is finding a fantastic bespoke offer online that is the perfect gift for Valentines.

It is still being kissed in the morning, despite your snoring keeping them awake in the night.

It being the first person they turn to when they are hurt or upset.

It is having a cold shower because the children have used all the hot water.

It is reading "another" story before bedtime.

It is butterflies in your stomach.

It is sharing excitement.

It is laughter.

It is not about one day in the year, it is every single day.

Happy Valentines Day4


For the avoidance of doubt, we were asked to review from the Bespoke Offers site, without obligation and as we loved the concept, thought it fitted perfectly into this post.

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  1. Finding that perfect pair of shoes in the sale - absolutely! This sums it all up perfectly :) So sorry I've been totally rubbish at not supplying that guest post. Things went mad and my life went into overdrive. Looks like you've had some great ones :)

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  2. Awww, lovely, lovely post xx

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  3. Liz Burton

    Ahh yes, from someone who had a rubbish Valentine's day, I agree!

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  4. Funny how times change, love is indeed sharing your bed with the kids too! lol Mich x

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  5. Ahhh you romantic sausage you - Happy Valentines Day love muffin x

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  6. THIS is my mantra!!! It really isn't just about one day... I don't really do Vday for that reason!

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  7. We dont do Valentines Day, like you say, love is in in all the small things we do each and every day- though the occasional spontaneous bunch of flowers still goes down well!

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  8. Oh I love this. This is exactly how I see love, and it has way more staying power than the excitement of first romance. I'm ashamed to say I made no effort today, but then we haven't had the best few weeks, and all the words in the cards seemed fake, so I didn't bother. But then my husband gave me a really well-thought out gift and now I feel bad. Bad, but better, if that makes sense, and now I'm wracking my brains for something lovely to do for him in return :)

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