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Friday, 5 February 2016
Gifts for the one you love + 20% OFF STOREWIDE
'Poetry' was the theme of my last book club meeting. We enjoyed reciting and discussing poems from a variety of talented and renowned authors and poets, but my favourite poem was this beautiful piece by James Carter from his book, Time–Travelling Underpants (Macmillan), which is very appropriate for Valentine's Day:
Love You More
Do I love you to the moon and back? No I love you more than that
I love you to the desert sands the mountains, stars the planets and
I love you to the deepest sea and deeper still through history
Before beyond I love you then I love you now I’ll love you when
The sun’s gone out the moon’s gone home and all the stars are fully grown
When I no longer say these words I’ll give them to the wind, the birds so that they will still be heard
I love you
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If your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day doesn't involve bumping elbows with the couple at the next table in a restaurant you had to make a booking for three months ago, read on. Our latest blog series, Five Ways to Spoil your Valentine offers some other activities you can organise to spoil your sweetheart. The first in this series is a romantic picnic.
Don’t have a dinner reservation for Valentine’s Day? No worries. This next post in our Five Ways to Spoil your Valentine series explores how you can have a romantic and loving Valentine's Day dinner without having to spend a huge amount of money or time trying to book a restaurant on Valentine's Day night. Here’s what to do...
Picture yourself: Relaxing on your couch with a glass of wine in hand and your favourite movie playing. Your Valentine might be giving you a foot massage, or you might simply be soaking your feet in a warm footbath, lightly fragranced with some lavender oil. Sounds pretty good doesn’t it?
Now consider which you would prefer: The above scenario; or a meal out in a noisy, crowded restaurant (probably after struggling to find a car park)?
What was the last thoughtful gift you received? It doesn’t have to be anything big or expensive – it could be something as simple as some homemade biscuits.
A friend who came over for dinner recently bought a large bunch of flowers she picked from her garden. Rather than bringing food, another friend that came for morning tea the other day bought a fresh bunch of mixed herbs from her garden.
These guys obviously know me pretty well, because I LOVE these types of gifts. In fact, I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want to receive gifts like these. They are thoughtful, useful and meaningful – the ultimate ‘Awesome Gift Trifecta’.
How can you create this kind of gift experience for your Valentine? We reckon the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach with food and/or drink. So here are some ideas of how you can personalise some simple and beautiful gifts…
This is the final instalment of our blog series, Five Ways to Spoil your Valentine... Some of the most romantic weekend getaways I’ve had with my husband have been the ones that have been organised last minute. For example, waking up in the morning and saying ‘shall we go away somewhere this weekend?’ We haven’t been quite as spontaneous since our children came along, since we now have two little people to think about. But planning a romantic weekend away doesn’t have to be hard. And if you can’t find a babysitter, you can always take the kids with you!