Valentines day is a great excuse to treat your loved ones, whether that’s your other half, your family, girlfriends or simply yourself. I’ve always been one to go over the top on the day of love, single or in a relationship.
Back when Ollie and I had just started dating, Valentines day fell a few weeks after our official ‘in a relationship’ status and neither of us wanted to put any pressure on the day. So I threw a brunch for all of my girlfriends, with the full works: waffles, pancakes, melted chocolate and strawberries and enjoyed precious time relaxing with my university housemates. Ollie and I simply exchanged a sweet text. Now on our fourth Valentines together I still remember this as being one of my favourite, so simple, uncomplicated and without expectation. Yet we were smitten. It’s certainly not about the monetary value, the gifts or having the ‘perfect day’ but it’s a nice reminder to spoil the ones you love.