February has been associated with romance and called the month of love! It is funny because February is freezing cold, dark and short for most of us. I’m intrigued by the fact that people officially conclude that it is the most romantic time of the year.
Well I guess that is because Cupid is supposed to be flying around on Valentine’s Day! Or because both a fierce winter and a cosy atmosphere is appreciated more with a love affair! Everything starts with love and I’m ready to start February with love!
So here is what to love about February
January is over:
Ching ching.. It’s finally Pay day after 31 days. It’s been way too long. I could not wait for January to be over!
Cold but sunny:
a few more weeks and spring is on the way. Look on the bright side, the sun is already shining more.
28 days only:
Hell yeah! The shortest month of the year! What else can I say?
4th of February is World Cancer Day.
This is a day to bring awareness and education about the illness. I have some members of my family who were taken too soon and some who are still affected by the awful condition. It is a subject that is very important to me. Just give your support, love and provide help to others. There are so many activities on World Cancer Day to participate in, such as marathons, concerts…So don’t forget every little contribution will help to beat cancer sooner!
5th of February we celebrate the world famous chocolate spread Nutella. Enjoy your yourself but don’t get as nuts as the French did a few weeks ago. Yeah, Nutella was at huge discount .It was all over the news, there were fights in the supermarkets for jars of Nutella. Imagine that!
Mardi Gras festivities:
As a child I used to love Mardi Gras, in fact I still do. I remember being at school, making all sort of fancy dress out of cardboard. There was always a fair, too. And the bonbons that we had at school, the crepes, beignets, cakes… Good times back then. It’s different for me now, but I really wish to spend Mardi Gras in New Orleans one day. I hear there is another level to it there…(New Orleans is on my bucket list!) Many festivities going on here in London: live music, parade, check the programme out here http://themetropolist.com
Everyone loves pancakes, there’s no real need to have a special day to remind us of that, but it is nice to have a day to celebrate this simple, comforting, gourmet food. Either sweet or savory, with cheese and ham, chocolate spread or jam…I love it all and so do you.
Happy Valentine’s day! This year, with a twist: the 14th of February is the day people most explicitly go about showing the love and affection they feel for their partners. I suggest on this occasion for a change, take a little more care about you. And a little more each day after that. Love starts with you, first and foremost. Celebrate self-love, find out what you like, what you want by finding and appreciating love for yourself with which you will be able to connect to and love others. Stop waiting for roses and chocolate, start loving yourself and the rest will follow!
Chinese New year :
Chinese New Year is approaching fast.
16th of February, and it’s the Year of the Dog.
I can’t wait for this, there will be a lot of festivities taking place in Chinatown in London. Parades and cultural activities will be held at Trafalgar and also at Leicester Square. Find out more here http://www.timeout.com
This is what to love about February. Share what your love of this month is about.