I am a chief writer for Weekend Notes, a copywriter, published poet and Editor of poetry magazine ‘Fruit Salad’ (on hold). I also write children's fiction and inspirational pieces.
Published January 29th 2019
Kiss me quick
Don't forget this date, it's Valentine's Day.
Okay, so you've done the dinner and movie thing for Valentine's Day and it's getting a bit old. Here are some ideas to keep it diverse on February 14th.
Sing out your love to that special person. Make it a surprise. Take your guitar around and set up below the veranda. Try Ne Me Quitte Pas or perhaps True Colours. If you're lost, try playing something on your phone below their window. The gift of a single red rose would be a plus.
The gift of a single red rose would be a plus.
Made with Love
Card-making can be much appreciated, especially with a romantic message. For a precious memory, insert into the card a hand-written list of everything that makes your loved one special. If you can't manage hand-made here are some printable cards.
Yes, you can do better than this.
Compose a poem or song about your love. Even if you've never done it before, give it a go, they'll love it. Extra good: sketch a colourful picture and attach it to the poem. Recite the poem to them with feeling.
Extra kissing in a place you haven't visited together. Slap on some kiss-proof lippy and kiss lying on a picnic blanket till the sun goes down. Then stay around to watch the stars come out. Take a big box of their favourite chocolates.
Okay, this isn't for everyone. Suggest making additions to the family. Baby-making in a candle-lit environment. Like the Japanese, add fragrance to the pillow. Try cherry, peppermint or lavender. Perhaps a story for the kids when they're older?
Hate the dishcloth? Pitch in and take care of those annoying little jobs that are usually 'theirs'. Cut the grass if it's their 'turn'. What a great gift idea.
If you don't already, put yourself aside and join in with your partner's interests that bore you to tears. If you hate football, sit down and watch it together. If you hate shopping, go anyway; it's a love thing. Don't avoid the jewellery shop. Maintain positive body language.
If you're really set on going to dinner, try sourcing a romantic restaurant out of town. Toowoomba-ites can take a short drive to Preston Peak Winery who are having a degustation for $150 for Valentine's Day, free for Wine Club members. Surprise your partner with flowers, jewellery, or if possible, a serenade from an in-house band. Or keep dinner simple with a home-cooked meal by candlelight, perhaps out on the deck.
Listen & Laugh
It's all about relationships and that takes loving work. Practice your listening skills. Ask your sweetie about their hopes for the future. Pour out your hearts. Ask forgiveness for past wrongs. Try some humour. Give a cuddly teddy bear and a meaningful message.
Make notes about the memories you share and what you were thinking and feeling at the time. Attach copies of photos that commemorate them. Add sketches. Begin to write your joint biography. Once you've made some notes, you could try speaking them to film as a mini-documentary for posterity. The things that matter live forever.
Leave a special note on her pillow this Valentine's Day.