Happy love month.

This morning I got pinched and punched as I got out of bed, and realised that it’s the first of February already. The pinch and punch thing has been a family tradition ever since I was a child, and of course hubby has picked up on it. Most times I get to do the pinching and punching, but today I was a bit slow off the mark. Can you believe that there are only 326 shoppingΒ  days to Christmas? Better get started now I suppose, as it’s amazing how time flies by.

I flipped to the new page on my ‘Boyds Bear’ calendar, which is something Santa has to bring me every year without fail.


I love this quote so much that I just had to share it. Happy ‘Love Month’ to you all, and have a great weekend.


68 comments on “Happy love month.

  1. I never heard of the pinch and punch. But I think this month is pretty special since yesterday was my birthday (Groundhog’s Day)! My photo workshop was the present I give myself each year (a new tradition I started last year!)

    • Happy Birthday hugs to you, dear Gunta. Great idea to spoil yourself for your special day. Your photos are always great, but I’m sure the workshop has taught you some new tricks. πŸ™‚

  2. … a tweak on the ear for the second month of the year … and a punch and a kick for being so quick .. by the time we are finished with this little scenario every 1st day of the month I’m glad πŸ™‚

  3. oh my goodness I also grew up saying a “pinch and a punch for the beginning of the month.” Hah! I forgot about it. I don’t remember the “no returns” part…!

  4. Never heard of pinching and punching month.. As all girls in a family maybe pinching was a daily occurrence without being encouraged more… hahaha

  5. When I got home after a long absence – is finally a little before the new year returned to his family – wife and donated a phenomenal gold wristwatch – you know what she told me – no my husband – I do not want to gold wristwatch – I want 24/365! – I was right – every human being on this planet – he lives for the love of tenderness, of care. – .. 365 days of the year – not just on certain days that have some specific, custom, or decree – this is a great post! best regards to you and your esteemed family! Maxima with love

  6. Adorable calendar you have …. Love teddies.
    Going to be a sorry miserable old fart now, because I don’t agree with a love month – every month should be about love. This with spending money likes as mad for Valentine’s Day – and then not gives anything during the rest of the year. All shops and restaurants owners are clapping their hands when Valentine’s Day is coming up. What about a little present on a grey Monday without any reason.
    I absolute hate all this with Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day – all for commercial gain. If we can remember each other and honor each other – love each other and show a little every day – why do it … at all.

    Have a great weekend!

    • Whatever, Viveka. πŸ˜€ We all should show a lot of love every day. I so agree with you. Valentines day doesn’t have to be about spending lots of money, but to me it’s a special day for hearts and flowers. πŸ™‚

  7. Ugghhh. Love month!
    Don’t bloody remind me!
    Still. You have a slice of paradise right there AD, so happy Love month to you and Chris πŸ˜‰

  8. It was written for you! Fun tradition. For a month of good luck, we say “Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit” on the first of every month, before our feet touch the floor or before anything else comes out of our mouths.

    • Thanks, Naomi. I also know the ‘white rabbits’ one. The pinch and punch is supposed to have originated from old England and a belief in witches. People thought that salt would make a witch weak, so the pinch suggests salt, and the punch was to banish the weakened witch. You’re supposed to also say. “and no returns'” and then they can’t pinch you back. It also has to be done before midday. πŸ˜€

    • In true English tradition. Hubby didn’t say “no returns” so I could have pinched and punched him back, but as it’s ‘love month’, I refrained. πŸ™‚

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