Hearts, flowers, chocolate and dance ...does this sound like your ideal St. Valentine's Evening celebration?
In Bodrum, they were all on offer in the Town Square at lunch time. Flowers are always on sale on Fridays as it's market day, but today there were flowers everywhere, and few resisted the urge to buy, although I noticed that the boxed roses were mostly ignored in favour of bunches of anemones, wild hyacinths or narcissus.
There was a much sweeter scent hanging over the town square as chocolate making lessons, laid on by the municipality, were in full swing. The unseasonably warm weather was causing a few problems as the chocolates weren't setting in their moulds and there was a lot of frantic fanning going on.
After the chocolate came the dancing. This year's "One Billion Rising" dance to highlight violence against women was well attended. Read about last year's event : One Billion Rising 2013
Sorry the photographs of the dance are not very good, but having made an effort to learn the steps this year, I was trying to dance and take snaps at the same time.
Fount of all knowledge Bodrum echo Chris and I had obviously not got the memo that this year's colour was purple, not pink.
On such a warm day, I was surprised to see so many wearing thick scarves until I saw that they were being handed out as freebies. Those that didn't get a scarf received a clock and here we are back to hearts again.
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