Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Happy Belated Valentines Day

Valentines day seems to have passed the hubby and I by without either of us realising. What with the move and the fact I worked a double shift on V day we didn't have time to do anything special. Although we have planned to have a nice quiet evening in our new place on Thursday night with a yummy dinner followed by a couple of glasses of wine and a bubbly bath together!

I'm sure everyone by now have heard the story of St Valentine but did you know that the first personal ad was published in the weekly phamplet entitled A Collection for Improvement of Husbandry and Trade in 1695 and read:

"A Gentleman about 30 Years of Age that says he had a Very Good Estate, would willingly Match himself to some Good Young Gentlewoman, that has a Fortune of 3000l. or thereabouts, and he will make Settlement to Content."

And people have been using personal ads to find love ever since!!!

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