Belated Valentine Day


Apricot Rose is an Original Painting on Canvas.

By. J.M.R. Larman.


It is nice to have a rose for Valentine’s Day, however we are a bit late for that but never the less we can celebrate with our love one’s each and every day of the year, not just once a year.

How lovely it used to be when we were teenagers (years ago for me I know) but each Valentine’s Day we would wonder who would want us to be their Valentine.  We would wait for a card to arrive by mail or from a friend who would hand it to us if our so called Valentine was too shy to give it to us.

Yes we did get disappointed when it did not come from the one we had hoped for and would look around to see who they had favored instead of ourselves.

Then of course there we those who sent them as a joke (that would be very upsetting) but to receive one anyway was something special all those years ago.   No one put their name on the card – so it was nearly always a guessing game.

I hope you have a lovely caring Valentine to call your own,

if so show them that you love them too.


Here is a recipe you may like to cook for them:


Taken from my book Carnarvon Favourite Recipes.


“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”


“Flowers for the Altar”


A Bible Verse that asks us to walk in love:

2 John: Chapter 1 verse 6.  And this is love;

that we walk in obedience to His commands.

As you have heard from the beginning,

His command is that you walk in love.


I hope you have a lovely day with your beloved Valentine or with your friends and family.


If I give all I possess.


A Lovely Bouquet of Flowers for Today.

If you have no one to buy flowers for you, remember when you go shopping – maybe treat yourself to a small bunch or even a potted small plant (they last longer than the cut flowers). Instead of having a cup of coffee while shopping, the coffee money could be spent on a small potted plant to take home to look at in the kitchen or lounge room.  It is surprising how a flower in the room  can make such a difference.

Also it is lovely to surprise your friend if visiting them with a small posy of fresh picked flowers or pretty leaves from your garden.  

A good idea is to wrap the stems in a couple of tissues, wet them under the tap then lay the flowers on a square of silver cooking foil and wrap into a nice posy.

If you have any flowers in your garden this is not going to cost you any money.

Not many people seem to have a vase of flowers in their house.

Even a big Jar with fresh cut leaves can look very nice.


1 Corinthians 13 Verse 3

If I give all I possess to the poor

and surrender my body to the flames

but have not love,

I gain nothing.



 May God Bless You today, even to see, touch or smell the perfume of a Flower