So Fabulous Flirty February as ever has been filled with all the love and affection of Valentines day, what else!
Valentines Day, first originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day, honouring one or more early saints named Valentines, (any excuse for a feast at T.H.E is and excuse worth honouring!) and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world. ‘Saint Valentines Day’ was first associated with romantic love in the 14th century, when the tradition of ‘courtly love’ enchantedly flourished. During the 18th century it evolved into an occasion when lovers expressed there love for each other and since then it has not lost its charm.
There are many martyrdom stories associated with the various Valentines that were connected to 14th February, including an account of Saint Valentine of Rome. This account indicated he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire! Naughty Boy!! According to legend, during his imprisonment, Saint Valentine healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius, and before his execution, he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine”.
We hope our ‘bold lady’ received some poetic,soppy valentines, maybe thats a something to look into!..
“The rose is red, the violet’s blue,
The honey’s sweet, and so are you.
Thou art my love and I am thine;
I drew thee to my Valentine:
The lot was cast and then I drew,
And Fortune said it shou’d be you”
We have the pleasure of hosting your beautiful weddings here at T.H.E and love the fact that for generations to come your descendant’s will be able to trace your historic commitment to each other here on The Holford Estate. You too will become part of T.H.E history!
As you know we love to delve into the past for our blogs! I type with excitement for the next few months instalments of historic surprises we have planned! However, today we will be delving into a mountain of pancakes!!… and most probably fighting off the pack of crazy food loving dogs at the same time! …. I have no idea here the phrase ‘like dog like owner comes from’ ..its a mystery to us!
Don’t forget, while your flipping pancakes like a pro, covered in flour and Nutella!..if your far too excited about your big day and can’t wait a year or two, theres no harm in asking T.H.E about late availability! We are here to help with every detail to make your day as perfect as you imagine!
Finally before I go, a Huge congratulations from all at T.H.E is sent to one of our beautiful couples last year, Mr and Mrs Anderson having received news that there will be a new addition to their family!! We can’t wait to meet your bundle of joy!