Two weeks ago I reminded everyone to get their Valentine’s Day gifts organised, book those flowers, the meal, the trip away and guess what? I still haven’t organised mine!
Am I worried? No, actually, because I know that virtually until the last minute I can ask Cosmea Gardens to deliver a perfect bouquet of flowers and this year I can even get 10% off the cost by quoting HAPPYREADER at the checkout meaning that I can get 50 euros of flowers for only 45 as long as it’s before the big day.
In a previous Valentine’s Day article I brought you quotes from literature that speak of love but there are many novels too which, when accompanying a bouquet of flowers on Valentine’s Day can stir your loved one’s heart or at least make them realise that you’ve got one!
Looking back at my favourites over my reading career, I loved the book – and the film of the book; The Time Traveller’s Wife. It’s such an original story as two people fall in love from different times in history and meet only fleetingly at the same time. The story certainly tugs at the heart strings throughout.
Another great read but not one you’d perhaps give your wife after many years of marriage is The Bridges of Madison County where a put upon housewife gets a chance of love and passion from a passing stranger only to be left with a terrible decision to make as the story heads to a conclusion.
One of the best but most underrated romantic authors who could also hold his place in tragi-comedy was Thomas Hardy. He’s an author who, once you’ve read one of his books, simply can’t wait to get hold of the next. Who can forget the tragedy of Tess of the d’Urbervilles or the Mayor of Casterbridge but for me two of his best and most romantic and yet tragic are The Well-Beloved and A Pair of Blue Eyes.
A modern classic, also turned into a film, is PS, I Love You, by Cecelia Ahern. Again, the love story and humour is born of tragedy and the lead character faces up to life without her partner by him leaving her little gifts to be opened in the year following his death. The book is truly touching but the film left a lot to be desired.
Finally, if your Valentine evening is going to be spent at home snuggled up on the sofa with your partner and you want a good, romantic film to watch, try Valentine’s Day with Ashton Kutcher, Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts and more who complete a star studded cast in a melange of stories about love and the influence of St Valentine’s Day on it. It’s a little silly in places but has many heart-warming touches and stories to make you think.
That’s just a few more ideas on what to do or buy for Valentine’s Day but whatever you do, make it personal and if it’s too early in your relationship to do it this year, over the next twelve months, try to get to know what your partner likes and if not this year, then next, try to buy them something or do something that will really let them see how well you know them and how much you love them.
Posted: Feb 05, 2013 18:41:47 under Arrangements, Bouquets, Celebration, Floral Gifts, Plants, Special Event, Valentine's Day.
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