Taking a Breather

I pulled a muscle Monday night doing speedwork and it was still a bit sore yesterday, so last night I decided to meet my wife at her work and we went together to pick up a birthday present for a friend that has birthday on this weekend. We stopped at Maria Buytaert’s candle factory for a special present. Maria is a member of my running club and just a super person to know.
Shameless advertising plug:
Maria has been making handmade quality candles with a Danish design since 1969 and she ships worldwide. Her website offers information in German, English and Italian, so if you are looking for a special gift stop by her website at http://www.maria-buytaert.de/index.php
End of shameless advertising plug!
Valentines Day is not a big deal in Germany, but it is catching on fast. Normally I try to get a little something for my wife, but didn’t seem to get around to it this year. As we were leaving the candle factory I stopped at a neighboring business and we looked around for a suitable present. After awhile my wife found something that she really liked and we considered buying it. It cost a little more than the normal box of sweets or flower that I buy on Valentines Day, so we decided to wait overnight to decide. Later after much discussion, and despite it not being heart shaped and red, we decided to buy this. Do you think it is better than a box of chocolates?

6 thoughts on “Taking a Breather

  1. Hmmmmmm….I think….car and chocolates. I mean, you just can’t go wrong with chocolate!
    The car is beautiful – is that the color you got? Also, the candle site is great. Thanks!

  2. I like the design of the car. I just hope this doesn’t spread around to all the wives who are happy with a box of chocolates and some flowers. You’re making it kind of tough for the rest of us :)