Crazy, Stupid, Love

So peeps, it’s that time of the year where the shops are selling all kinds of overpriced shizzle all in the name of Saint Valentine, that Roman Saint bloke responsible for a whole host of emotions on February 14th.  I spent my formative years swooning after boys who didn’t feel the same, singing along to my vast collection of Love albums.  So here’s a letter to my younger self about the trials and tribulations of luuuurve.

Dear Me,

As I write this, you are probably feeling all doom and gloom as you don’t have a boyfriend and didn’t get a card.  All your friends are probably down Medis with their boyfriends, sharing a pizza whilst you listen to Love Album volume 165.  Just like last year and the year before.  But believe me, you have enough love in your life.  You really don’t need a crumby card to prove it.  Here’s why.

Your sister?  She’s the greatest love of your life.  She will ultimately forgive you for analysing the telephone bill every month highlighting just how many hours she spends on the phone to her friends so Dad could deduct it from her pocket money, and she’ll one day laugh about the time you convinced her to exit the bathroom in France via the window resulting in her foot going through the toilet seat which she subsequently had to pay for.  Infact, she’ll actually choose willingly to travel to amazing places with you and you will make some incredible memories along the way.  Memories that will far surpass that naff cuddly toy holding a heart you didn’t get.

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And friends, you’ll always have great friends.  Some you already know, some you’ve yet to meet.  Some may come and go, but all will leave lasting memories.  And through the tough times ahead, you’ll have friends supporting you with far more than an overpriced Valentine’s gift.  They’ll support you with Prosecco and cocktails and that’s far better, believe me!

And as for boys?  Pah!  You will waste more time and emotion on them than you should.  So listen to me now, young lady.  Don’t ever let any boy make you feel like you’re not good enough.  There is no such things as leagues so ignore the bloke that tells you he’s in a different one.  But if there was?  You’d be premier league.  Fact!  (Plus, you’ll ultimately find out said bloke has dodgy taste in underwear anyway and that will make you feel a whole lot better).  Just know you will ultimately find the most kind, thoughtful, caring man possible who will love you just the way you are – flannelette PJs and all.  He’ll be there through some dark days and he’ll ensure you don’t live on cheese and biscuits for the rest of your life.  You actually already know him but I won’t spoil the surprise – it’ll be worth the wait, I promise. 


So, in the meantime, don’t waste a second more waiting for Mr Right – Live your life, travel the world, and cherish the relationships you already have as you’ll soon realise they are probably the most important of all.

Love me 

26 thoughts on “Crazy, Stupid, Love

  1. Oh WOW Sally! That is fantastic! Brilliant! Lots of love to you! You are a GREAT Daughter-in-Law! A wonderful couple! I So enjoy reading your Blog! Sometimes laughing, sometimes crying! Sharing your thoughts with the world! I am sure you are helping many people! Keep up the good work! Xx


  2. So you wear flannelette pj’s too??!! Haha. What a fabulous post, and oh so true! Loving the school photo of yourself & Andy, arrhhhh bless xx
    p.s. What a great picture, I should have bought those sunglasses at £375 a pair 😮!! Ekkkk!!


  3. Oh sal, my amazing and inspiring sister…. yet another great post! Your tracking of my finances still hasn’t taught me a lesson however I am learning far more from you right now, more than you can imagine. And this post has certainly made me think.
    I will now have to forgive you for selecting two horrendous photos of me!!! Although the side burns were a strong look 😉


  4. Beautifully written Sally and so true. Brought back such funny memories especially of what wonderful sisters you always have been. Also love the pictures of you and Kate, you asked did rock that look Kate x


    1. Thanks, Kay. I have some great memories of times spent with you and Liz too. Happy times xx And those matching side burns? Only a matter of time before they come in to fashion. I hesitate to say “back” in to fashion as not entirely sure they were ever a fashion. Lol!


  5. Great photo. Such beautiful and thought provoking words Sal. If only we all knew then what we do now!
    Ps. Loving the pic of you and Andy!


  6. Ah Middle School love! I can still remember the day that photo was taken! Scary how time flies. Love this, made me smile on my early morning commute xx


  7. Great blog! Yes, the infamous Medis was the place to be. Remember going there just because I was besotted with one of the waiters and leaving a £5 tip in the hope that that would be the deal breaker! Would love to have had a word with my younger self! 😂


  8. Great blog Sal and so very true. Too much importance put on valentines day when at school (mainly by ourselves!). If only we knew back then….. x


  9. 💖 lovely blog! I’ve just read this after the getting old blog and I’m now wondering what the interesting underwear choice this chap from the past made and if we go from thongs to big briefs what he’s gone from and too! Haha xx


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