Today is Valentines Day and its good to remember the first one which was nearly 2000 years ago in Roman times. Valentine was a priest before Christianity was recognised in Rome and he was imprisoned for his beliefs. But that didn’t stop him performing wonderful miracles.
While in prison he came to discover that the jailer’s daughter, Julia, was blind. Out of great love and compassion Valentine healed and restored her sight. Unfortunately, soon after that he was martyred for his faith. But just before he died, he sent a message on a small piece of paper to Julia. It read ‘From your Valentine’ and expressed undying love. This was the first ever Valentines card.
We got more Valentine’s day messages than we expected today. The new ‘Cooking with Love’ book arrived in North Wales on loves greatest day February 14th packed with our favourite recipes, Ayurvedic tips and the yoga of food. (see sample pages).
Quite a few people were there, so I signed a few books with personal messages.