I’m trying to assess this year’s Valentine’s day. Is it just me or were there a lot less roses curled under the arms of sweet men rushing home from work last weekend. We sure felt it here. Maybe that sexest, ridiculous show The Bachelor has made giving roses as silly and passe´ as the mohawk or ‘jeggings’. That is totally unfair to roses and flowers in general. I love receiving AND giving flowers. The problem is the have become so upsurdly arranged and wrapped in the most tacky paper, stapled to within an inch of their lifes and held together with rubble bands and twisty ties. The process of receiving flowers has become a burden. How do you cut them, remove the leaves, arrange them. We need to give simple, hand-tied bouquets like they do in Europe. and we need to give them often so the become as common as egg, cheese and bread! We would be a happier country, I promise.