This is a not so subtle hint to all the gorgeous British men for Valentines Day…

Posted on February 2, 2011 by yankeebean


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you know what that means.  LUUUUUURVE.  And romance.  Two things the Brits aren’t exactly famous for.  Except for Colin Firth…

I lucked out, because my British man is one romantic sumna-bench.  He gets it – thank God!  But too many times we’ve had our lovely readers (okok, us too) lament about the oh-so-British attempt at wooing.  Perhaps a misplaced thong or an erroneous nipple tassel

Well Valentine’s Day is not a time to get it wrong, so I’m going to point all the gorgeous charming British men (lucky enough to be dating fiesty expat American ladies) EXACTLY in the right direction.

For British Men

Get something like one of these smelly-in-a-g0od-way lavender gifts (I’m a complete sucker for lavender stuff).  But don’t stop there.  Don’t just buy bubble bath – take a bubble bath TOGETHER.  Don’t just buy her nice oil – give your hot mama a massage.

Or buy her a voucher to her favourite spa.  Spa gifts are basically one of the best things on earth.  Join Groupon and you’ll get some great offers (a lot of which involve spas or other pamper-tastic things).  There’s an offer for roses that’s only good for today, or a sea food hamper that would make for some good eats (2nd Feb, 2011).

Or keep it simple.  Make her dinner, pour her a glass of champagne and tell her you love her.  It doesn’t get much better than that…

Now there’s no room for error!  American ladies – send your Brit love-machines to this post so they know what to do.  Or maybe you can do me one better.  What’s the best thing you’ve ever gotten for Valentine’s Day?

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  1. Elizabeth February 14, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    My Brit and I are still doing the long distance shindig but there were roses at my house when I arrived home after work. It was a lovely surprise!

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  3. peacefulyorkshire February 14, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Ps American Ladies I forgot to say above! I tried this lavender oil from Lavender World products that Yankeebean mentions in this post. I can honestly say it is incredible stuff. I have used it now for 5 weeks and it has me sleeping like a baby, esp as I am insomniac with all my visa application crap for the ‘UK Home Office’. (Just sayin’)


    oh , and I went to visit the property ‘Lavender World’ as we live near it in Yorkshire and it is a beautiful place. And free, no entry charge or anything! You can wander around the lavender fields with abandon. I was in heaven. Oh and try the lavender scones in the cafe! I cant tell you how much I love this place (as you can see!)

  4. peacefulyorkshire February 14, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Tami!!! Oh no!!! When I read this I winced in pain for you. I know where you are coming from!

    Just so you know you are not alone in the confusing Valentine Day situation….today (Valentine’s Day) I am staying with Mr. Chill’s mom and dad up North. I got them a lil Valentine’s Day card each, and I can honestly say I think they were a bit wierded out. No the card wasn’t mushy, or even romantic, in fact very modest, well at least by American standards. I think that it is just not something that they celebrate together. Perhaps it is because they are in their 70s. Well, I tried!

    After 4 years Mr Chill is now celebrating the day with me in ways that I really love. But believe me, it DID NOT start that way. I had 2 years where the day was not even acknowledged, much to my dismay. I finally sat down and explained why the day was important to me, even if he (and many others!) think it is shite, commerical blah blah. I love celebrating everything so it was just one more day that we could celebrate our together-ness, and there is nothing wrong with that. And I am not talking about him buying big teddy bears, lingerie etc. Just a tiny acknowledgement, you know? He gets it now, but it has taken a while. Thank the heavens!
    Have hope for your man yet, Tami. Next year!!

  5. tami curtis February 14, 2011 at 8:14 am

    my husband bought me a cd . . . that he wanted. : ((((((((

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