Have a Truly Impassioned, Infatuated and Idyllic Valentine"s Day
One of the most romantic days of the year.
Right? The perfect excuse to watch super soppy films like Love Actually, Notting Hill, Sleepless in Seattle or Ghost.
If you're the starry-eyed type, that is.
But Valentine's Day also falls on a Tuesday this fine 2012, quite possibly one of the least romantic days of the week.
Tuesdays smack of the stress of the work week and the usual "school night" routine.
Whether you've been spoiled rotten with Valentines presents from your doting sweetheart, or - heaven forbid - forgotten (oh the cheek!), how do you make Valentine's Day special, even though it lies on a school night? Fear not.
If you're a bit lost for things to do, read on and absorb the hints, take them to heart and unleash your inner romantic.
But first up, here are some inspirational quotes to get you in the mood...
Quote 1 "There are only four questions of value in life.
What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made of? What is worth living for? What is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same.
"Don Juan Demarco Quote 2 "It doesn't matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.
" Good Will Hunting Quote 3 "Love actually is all around us.
" Hugh Grant, Love Actually Feeling more in the zone? Okay, great.
Now for how to spend Valentine's Day.
Spend the day together Whilst surprising your lover with unusual Valentines gifts is all very nice, why not devote the entire day to each other? Book the day off work and spend it doing things you wouldn't normally have the time do.
Revive the honeymoon period Who said you can't take a second honeymoon? Even if it's your hometown and only for one night! If you really want to splash out, book the honeymoon suite at a plush hotel.
Ooh la la...
Keep your meal simple yet special Sure, the idea of a big, romantic meal sounds great.
But a big mound of washing up doesn't sound so great and will only contribute towards losing that lovey-dovey feeling you had to begin with.
So think about picking a recipe you know how to make and jazz it up with special ingredient.
Or make something you'd traditionally make, but add a special dessert.
Oh, and keep it, um, light.
You probably don't want to have a heavy meal on Valentine's Day.
No one wants to feel full and sleepy after a meal, just in case you want to do something, you know, a bit, well, romantic afterwards like, say, making daisy chains...
Soppy movies Once you've eaten, put on a mushy movie.
Or ditch the deluxe meal altogether and order in a pizza, pour yourselves a nice glass of wine and kick back in front of the box.
Loving gifts In addition to the wining, dining, movies and romantic nights away, an added bonus would be lavishing your lover with personalised Valentines Day gifts.
You can pick up some gorgeous engraved jewellery, personalised booze, not to mention choccie online, all of which feature the name of your darling together with a special message.
Go on; show your sweetheart that your love will truly stand the test of time! The sound of music If you're feeling especially affectionate, how about compiling all your love songs onto a CD? Whether it's Eric Clapton's Wonderful Tonight or Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On, a bit of lovey-dovey music playing in the background will add all the more romance to your evening.
In fact, soppy CDs make one of the greatest Valentines Day gifts ever - whenever your partner listens to it, they'll think of you! The power of words Want to capture your honey's heart? It's easier than you think! Ignite the passion with a love letter or a soppy text message.
How about something like:"Love you for the years to come, loved you for the years that have passed, and my love you will have always," or "I love you.
I love every little thing about you - your sexy smile, the sound of your voice, the magic in your eyes.
I love each and every once-in-a-lifetime moment I share with you.
Today, tomorrow, forever.