My Valentine’s Day Post 2016

Sorry.  This is a cat free post.  So sue me !  Or mail me a Sue as it’s Valentine’s Day 😀






Alone !  With 2 cats and a China Cat.  No girlfriend !  And it’s Valentine’s Day.  Sad, isn’t it ?  So it’s time to reflect on what could have been and opportunities missed.


Out of desperation I conversed with this quiet, pensive lady 20 months ago.  Oh, why did I walk away ?

This statue can be found in Estepona on the Costa del Sol, Spain.




 I have been meaning to play with these two photos of me with the statue Bras Monica (sounds better than Brass Monkey 😀 ).

So with the magic of cropping, resizing, border and speech bubbles, welcome to my Valentine’s Day post.  Here we go !


~Love in Spain~



I reckon 31% of Spanish men are called Carlos.  They are all in this bar.



 ~Mutter Grumble~



~Bras Monica & Me~














Ahhh !  Sweet memories !



I love you all, especially you who Like, Comment, Follow and read my posts.  I even love you who press Like before I hit the Publish button.  My non-English readers are the ones I really love as they don’t understand a word I’ve said ….. same as the English speakers I suppose.

So, dear friends have a loving Valentine’s Day.  Big hug !


Are you a Bras Monica ?


Ralph xox ❤


132 Comments on “My Valentine’s Day Post 2016

  1. Oh Ralph, (AWMP) almost wet my pants again and that simply won’t do for Valentine’s; maybe bras would be safer and cleaner for you til I dry up, bahaha. Happy Valentine’s Day almost with huge hugs!!!!!!!!

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  2. Too bad there is no cat in this post. They should be your companions on the Valentine’s Day. I think they are much better than this statue. Happy Valentine’s Day. Do not think it is the day that you need any thing special and you will be just fine 🙂

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    • Sorry YC, no cats. Next post definitely ! Thank you so much for your great advice. I’ll ask the cats to be nice to me then. Mission Impossible !
      Hope you have a great Valentine’s Day my friend. Ralph 😀

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    • Awww ! My very first Valentine’s Day presents for this year are from you dear Leslie. Thank you so much. Mwah !
      I do hope that you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day yourself my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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  3. Bras Monica could be the ideal woman, Ralph.
    Hear no evil, see no evil, etc., etc…..
    Think upon this and you may be convinced!!!
    But then, her ‘cold shoulder’ attitude may be a little disconcerting.
    Better to stay with ‘cats’ me thinks, Ralph.
    That is, until a catlike feline femme fatal finds you irresistible and sweeps you off your feet. Or, is this not the bloke’s prerogative to go sweeping???
    In the meantime, Ralph; enjoy V Day with all the love that’s sent your way from all who love you here on WP… xoxoxo

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    • What a wonderful comment from you my friend 😀
      Now about all this sweeping off the feet. The only sweeping I do is to sweep the apartment after my cats decide to scatter the stones from their litter tray everywhere. See, I’m well house trained !
      Thank you so much and have a fabulous Valentine’s Day with your love Carolyn.
      Hugs. Ralph xoxox ❤


    • Heehee. All sorts of funny things go on here in Spain 🙄

      Thank you so much and do have a great Valentine’s Day yourself dear Widdershins. Ralph xox ❤


    • Good question dear friend ! I suppose the cooking and catering by the new girlfriend wouldn’t go down too well. I am highly dangerous in the kitchen (my cats run for cover as soon as I open the knife drawer) 😀 Catering firms in the mountains are non-existent. So, it’s either Meals on Wheels or the relatives will have to bring a plate and a bottle.
      Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day Resa and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do. Big hug. Ralph xoxxox ❤ #<


  4. Bras Monica is quite a conversationalist, Ralph, and a lovely girlfriend, though you would have to move to her spot as I don’t think she is very flexible. Sonic and Samantha might object to her being a bit stiff. Hope you have a great Sunday. 🙂

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    • She is a chatterbox, isn’t she Diana ? Didn’t even see her lips move 😀
      Relocating to her spot is way out of the question. No wifi 😉
      Thank you my friend and have a lovely Valentine’s Day yourself. Ralph xox ❤

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  5. A hippity-hoppity-happity Valentine’s Day to all of us who are all alone, except for our cats and thoughts.

    Your brass gal would be fairly low upkeep, anyhow.

    Hearts, flowers, chocolates, licorice for those who prefer it, wine, etc., to everyone. 🙂 ❤

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    • A hippity-hoppity-happity Valentine’s Day to you dear friend. So who was a happy bunny at 03:17am then ?

      Oh, I wouldn’t call her cheap, Yvonne, unless I want a smack !

      Oooh lovely ! Thanks for the pressies 😀 😀

      A big Valentine’s Day hug for you Yvonne. Ralph xox ❤

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    • 😀 Thank you so much Solitaire. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day tomorrow. Big hug. Ralph xox ❤


  6. Wonder if she really is 18, she looks a little bit green to me… 🙂

    Who said only men can do the carry over the threshold.? 😀 😀 😀

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  7. Have you ever tried kissing the statue…it might be a princess…..trying to get out….oh ok then.. , dream on! Have a good Sunday, whatever date it is! Suggestion: You could send roses to all ladies in the village and see if you get one back???? (The Romeo from Cortez)

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    • lol. Dream on Ralph !
      Thanks for your suggestion rosy Ute 😀
      BTW you got kissed as you are the Dancing Queen 😀
      Have a lovely Valentine’s Day dear friend.
      Love from Romeo Cortes xox ❤


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  8. Well, she’s a bit brazen if you ask me, Ralph, displaying her charms for the world to see…..not spotted her in Estepona but then I was just interested in the shoe shops 🙂

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    • Heehee. Loved this comment of yours Wendy, especially the punch line. Loved it ! Have a lovely day tomorrow. Ralph xox ❤

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  9. Loved the conversation she had with you, i think she really likes you Ralph but yes i can see the problems, she might not have 32 relatives to eat you out of house and home, but I don`t think the cats would like her. Have a great day.

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    • Oooh ! Thank you for your words. I totally agree with everything you say Adele.
      I hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day. Ralph xox ❤

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      • Valentine’s Day was just a normal day for me Adele, but I had fun on my own. Thank you so much and have a magical week yourself 😀
        I’ve told them that you’ve said hi, but all three cats are snoring; fast asleep as usual 😀 ❤

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  10. Happy Valentine’s Day Ralpha. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx That was one brill conversation you had with that lady. I c\an see she re\ally likes you too xxx

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    • Thanks Shey and a Happy Valentine’s Day to you too. Are the hammies taking you anywhere special ?
      She does stand up for herself in a kneely sort of way, doesn’t she ?
      Hugs. Ralph xox ❤

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      • Oh no ! I can’t have you jealous Shey ! She’s bronzed only because she spent too many hours sunbathing on the Costa del Sol. 🙄 You are my #1 toy girl you know. xoxox

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      • Ps me boiler burst…Yeah you do not just hear of these things and think they do not happen. Anyway, it will be another ..oh God let me count…4 days on top of the 4 we have already suffered in less than Valentine conditions before we get a replacement, so the only special place I am going is to the nearest heater, Seriously stick wi the bronze, she is frozen to the spot already without the hope of more xxxx

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      • PS
        Oh no ! What a disaster Shey. You’ll be smelling like the hammies after 8 days 😉
        A friend of mine in Canada leaves a tap running day and night so the pipes don’t freeze. Well, it’s -30C at night. Brrr !
        Keep warm my friend xoxox

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      • I’ll put the kettle on then and again .. and again … and aga .. 😀


  11. “I even love you who press Like before I hit the Publish button.” — Haha! I don’t miss that part of WP at all 🙂 Love you too, Ralph, and I wish you a very peaceful and loving Valentine’s Day ♥ ♥

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    • lol. Thank you dear Serena and I hope tomorrow is a great Valentine’s Day for you too, with all the trimmings of course 😀 Ralph xox ❤


    • Awww ! That’s really sweet of you to say Beth. At least I am with you here in comments for a few moments. I do hope that you have a fabulous Valentine’s Day dear friend. Take care. Ralph xox ❤


    • Awww ! You are so lovely Elizabeth to say such wonderful words. Thank you so much !
      Hugs & kisses for you for Valentine’s Day dear friend.
      Ralph xox ❤

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  12. Valentine’s Day? Why? I do not even have a cat or dog, therefore, I decided to fly.

    If you believe in this commercial holiday so the stores can relieve you of your hard earned dollars, I would assume you believe in the Easter Bunny as well? I am the Grinch at Christmas and the Arrow that killed Cupid.

    Happy Valentine’s day anyway.

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    • Happy Valentine’s Day to you too Linda. I hope you have a lovely day 😀

      Oh, I love my Easter Bunny. He gets everywhere !

      Ralph xox ❤


  13. Happy Valentine’s day, Ralph! I plan to go to movie with a coworker who is just a friend. My grandkids and I went out to eat last night in a snow storm! xoxo ♡♡ Not romantic but sincerely wish you a happy day and I laughed at interview with Resa’s cats and many others! 🙂 🙂

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    • Hello Robin 😀
      Happy Valentine’s Day to you too. I hope you have a great one !
      I hope you both have a lovely time at the movies.
      Wow ! That was brave of you to go out in a snowstorm. I bet your grandkids loved the experience.
      Thank you so much for your kind words my friend.
      Ralph xox ❤


    • Yep ! No cats in today’s post. I’m bound to get in trouble if they hear about it 😀
      Happy Valentine’s Day to you too my Loving friend.
      Ralph xox ❤


  14. Another clever, very fun post, Ralph! The statue is perfect for you just where she is! You can visit her anytime and she’ll never take over your space! Or redecorate! Now remember those furry family felines, Samantha & Sonic….and the China cat. They are your at home, all the time, Valentines! Well, they do try to take over your space, but they’ll never redecorate!! And you don’t have to give them flowers or candy! Happy Valentine’s Day my friend! 💛 Elizabeth

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    • What brilliant suggestions Elizabeth. Thank you so much for those and your great comment my friend.
      Happy Valentine’s Day to you too. Ralph xox ❤

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  15. Hahaha… The dialogue between you and the statue was so much fun, dear Ralph…
    She definitely has a crush on You ❤ and she seems quite acquiescent and likes to do topless… 😀 so I guess you should marry her…
    Sending love and best wishes my friend…. have a great sunday. Aquileana 😉

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    • Heehee. I just love your take on the bronze Bras Monica Amalia 😀 A statue is okay, but a real woman would be more my taste ….. perhaps, maybe, possibly …..
      Love and hugs back to you dear friend.
      ❤ Happy Valentine's Day ❤
      Ralph xox ❤
      BTW. Loved your fabulous three bloggers post. 😀


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  17. No I’m not but I wish you still a Happy Valentine my friend ❤ Xxx ! I love the statue it's really beautiful and love the idea to do a post about it ! Take a joyful beer on this magic day and I say cheers to you 🙂 !

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    • No, you’re definitely not Serach 😀
      Happy Valentine’s Day to you too my friend.
      *clink* Cheers !
      Ralph xox ❤

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  18. Exceptional post,the thoughts,the humor , the creativity and the drawings ,fit for any dull day or face to smile and to smell the roses..Happy Valentine. J.M

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  19. Excellent post Ralph. See, you can still write without those bossy cats, lol. Hoping you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. xoxo ❤

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    • Thank you so much Debby for your lovely and interesting comment.
      CALL THIS POST WRITING ? Well, you are the expert. 😀
      Thank you my friend and a belated Happy Valentine’s Day to you too.
      Ralph xox ❤

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  20. No Cats !!!!!!!! Did you say “No Cats”? Just because you’re looking for some flowers & choccies, one day a year, how could you deprive those poor little fur babies. All I can say is……Self, Self, Self.

    What is the world coming to?

    I ask again; No Cats?

    😀 😀 ❤ xox

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  21. Long time, no hear. I love the Costa del Sol and miss the climate there. We suffer through below zero temperatures with snow on the ground these days. Happy Belated Valentine’s Day to you. Thanks for the post.

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    • Thank you Julia. We both send hugs back, well Bras Monica can’t, so I’ll send you two of mine 😀 Ralph xox ❤

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  22. MOL…I know, I know, not for cats, but as I am over 18, I thought… 😉 Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day anyway, Ralph. Extra Double Pawkisses for the occasion 🙂 ❤

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    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment Binky. We are really upset that our slave didn’t have us in this post, but we will get our own back one day. Love to you & Granny and a belated Happy Valentine’s Day ! Love Sonic, Samantha, China Cat & s xox ❤ ❤

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  23. A bit late, but I’m sure your Valentine’s day was just purr-fect, even if your post didn’t have the kitties in the photos. I always smile reading your updates! 🙂

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    • Hi Barbara 😀
      Late is good ! A belated Happy Valentine’s Day to you too 😀
      Kitties in my next post. I’m so glad I make you smile my friend.
      Ralph xox ❤


    • Hi Nancy 😀
      Maybe I should have asked her. She must like cats as I’m sure they scratch her back quite regularly 🙄
      Have a lovely evening dear friend.
      Ralph xox ❤

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  24. I actually just read another post by another man who was alone on valentines day, but beware, it may make you cry~ in a good way~ at ” ”
    yours may have had a tad bit of humor in it 😉

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    • Thank you so much for giving me that link MicheleMarie. I love humour, both in creating the posts and receiving the reactions. Many of my readers are in a lot of pain ie. Lyme disease, or having different problems or issues and if I can make them smile for just a few moments, job done !
      Have a lovely weekend. Ralph xox ❤

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  25. Thank you so much Michael. Nice to see you around after so long. I still can’t find a link to your blog. Ralph 😀


    • I’m pleased to read that you are over 18 Liz as I’d hate to be banished by WP and end up in the backwaters of Facebook. lol
      Just a normal day for me. *crying* 😉
      Ralph xox ❤


    • Thank you so much SAB. I’m so pleased that you enjoyed the post. BTW I rescued you from my dashboard spam. Happy Sunday ! Ralph xox ❤

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