Posts Tagged ‘Alison Day’

Valentines oh Valentines…

Love it or loathe it, Valentines is around the corner. Here's some options for both couples are singletons that won't have you vomming into your laps. With Illustrations by Ellie Sutton, Alison Day and Daria Hlazatova.

Written by Hannah Bullivant


Illustration by Daria Hlazatova

It’s February. Which means, you know, Valentines day. I have a tourettes-like response to it’s mere mention. A gag reflex and an overwhelming desire to shout obscenities at strangers.

I don’t know why this is. Perhaps it has its roots in the hell that was secondary school love angst. (Will I get a card?.. Shall I send a card… Will somebody post dog poo through my letter box?.. OMG I GOT A CARD *phones all friends*... Oh. Its from my Dad…I HATE MY DAD….*sits on inflatable chair and cries into Leonardo DiCaprio poster*)


Illustration by Ellie Sutton

This aversion to all things Valentines is odd for me because at any other time of year I’ll use any excuse to celebrate. Passed an exam? Brunch! Had a shit week? Fry up! St whatsists day? Party! Commiseratory dinners, congratulatory afternoon tea’s, pity parties and apologetic lunches; whatever the occasion (or lack thereof) I’m there with… read more

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