A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved…….

Hello on this sunny Friday afternoon!!  How are you?  Ready for yet another dose of weekend?  Know I am – I love it when Friday springs upon me without me even noticing.  Sometimes it even pokes me or tickles me I’ve been so prioritised by other things!  This Friday is quite a significant one though especially for you men (I’m sorry but what I am about to talk about for the very last time is predominantly to keep the lady in your life sweet) as it is the last weekend before Valentine’s Day – probably the last opportunity to arrange anything half decent with a little bit of research and effort.

Does that sound like a chore?  Well worry no more I have saved you a job!!  Although you can be like one of the hundreds, probably thousands of men who will be running around a well known super market the night before to find a half decent card or popping into a garage forecourt for some half decent flowers, I have concocted a list of 5 splendid date ideas AND 5 ideas of what to do if you’re single!  Something for everyone!  I know – aren’t I kind??!  And it won’t cost anywhere near as much as a ‘slap up’ meal would cost AND will earn you a bonus amount of brownie points.  Its like Valentine’s Day already for you lot, it really is.

  • It is said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so sticking with the food theme, a romantic meal doesn’t have to be in a restaurant. How about cooking up a storm in your own kitchen or a picnic in the park or if cooking isn’t your strong point then there’s always a take-away?
  • Another classic date is a trip to the cinema. The decision though is, do you go for a slushy romance in the hope that some of it will rub off on your other half or a thriller/horror to give you the excuse to cuddle up close or maybe the film choice doesn’t matter as you’re not planning to actually watch too much of it? Another option is to get a DVD, allowing you to properly snuggle up together on the sofa and if the whole romance thing takes over at least you won’t be risking of getting arrested!
  • How about a trip to watch your partners favourite footie or rugby team in action? Not the obvious romantic choice, but just think of the brownie points you’ll get for future use and if their team wins, the players on the pitch might not be the only ones to score! (cheeky!)
  • It’s said that the couple that laughs together stays together, so why not go to a comedy club? As well as having a good laugh they are generally pretty dark places, just make sure you can’t be seen from the stage!
  • Or for something completely different – a sure way to set hearts racing is a rollercoaster. Go to your nearest theme park, and ride the scariest ride you can find, then return your pulses to normal by cosying up on the pedalos.

The options for ways to spend a romantic date are many and varied, but one things for certain if it’s spent with the right person then it really doesn’t matter what you do or where you do it as long as you do it together!

If you’re Single – Time to Mingle!!

Even if you won’t be receiving chocolates or other goodies, there are plenty of ways to spend Valentine’s Day if you’re single and still want to have a good time

  • Have a Party!  Invite all your single friends (guys and girls) or those whose dates are unavailable, and have a bash at your place. Get some cocktails, appetizers and music going and make the night memorable!
  • Veg out, eat and watch EXACTLY what you want to!
  • Be smug – Coupledom isn’t all it’s cracked up to be – Enough Said!
  • Spend quality time with the female/male friend that you feel closest to. Who knows, maybe a night of two lonely souls might lead to more interesting casual encounters!
  • Go about your routine, and it’ll feel like just another regular day. Go to work, and then head to the gym and when you go home enjoy your dinner in front of some quality TV. Go to bed and when you wake up it’ll be the 15th of February and you can carry on as normal!

So there you go?  I’m not sure what I’ll be doing – either not a lot or it’ll be a lovely surprise!  To be honest I’m not that fussed as long as I am home and with my favourite boy – obviously a candlelit bath, rose petals, diamonds, chocolate, champage, 12 red roses and a 3 course meal is desirable (in case he reads this!) but I have to be realisitic about these things.  I’ll settle for a 2 dine for £10 and a bunch of supermarket flowers!

Whatever you do, I hope it is a day full of love, be it for yourself or for someone else – my advice?  Don’t get too carried away if at all by the mass over-commercialism of the day and just spend it appreciating and enjoying the simple things in life!

Lots of love and kisses



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