Saint Whoseday?

It’s that time of year when everyone goes mad for something Red, Rose or Heart-shaped with loving words or poetry etched, inscribed, frosted or penned on it.

Yes it’s Saint Valentine’s day of course. But, and this is the biggie, what is it? why is it? Here’s the part where your expecting me to give you a little history lesson. Sadly not the case. I have to profess that I am as ignorant as most when it comes to these things. An interesting fact however, is that in 1969 his name was removed from the General Roman Calendar by the Catholic Church because so little is known about him.

Today is a special day for me because it marks my nine year anniversary of arriving here in Zaragoza, tired, bewildered and totally oblivious to what day it was. It was actually a Thursday and sometime around 3 p.m.

It also marks a potential turning point in that it’s a return to writing again after a long spell of, well let’s just leave it at that. Hopefully I’ll complete my short story which I’ll then revise and tidy up. You can find it at

All that remains to say is happy Valentine’s day however you celebrate it.


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