Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

What a V-Special Day; If You Aren't into the Loud Proclamation of Love, Why Not Do Something a Little Different to Celebrate Your Relationship?

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

What a V-Special Day; If You Aren't into the Loud Proclamation of Love, Why Not Do Something a Little Different to Celebrate Your Relationship?

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Byline: WORDS: JOANNE WILSON

Happy Valentine's Day for Thursday - yawn. I'm not a fan of the commercialised celebration of love, so I'm turning the page now.

Oh, whoops, I'm the relationships columnist so I guess I better write this first.

Before I start, a shout out in Beyonce style "to all the single ladies, all the single ladies, all the single ladies ... Put your hands up".

You, too, fellas.

Please don't wait for someone else to make you feel special this Valentine's Day. Make yourself feel fabulous and enjoy Thursday with self-indulgence. Buy yourself a treat, wear something remarkable, express your personal style and do whatever makes you happy to celebrate you.

This is also a great reminder for all cosy couples to ensure you're not relying on your partner to "complete you" and your insecurities with fancy displays of love.

I'm a total sucker for flowers and any form of romance any day of the week. However, a healthy contribution to the relationship is founded on a healthy sense of self first.

Only then can you enjoy a flourishing relationship featuring someone wonderfully matched to the best version of you.

If you're over the clichA[c] dinner and flowers concept for Valentine's Day but you're totally into the notion to profess your love to someone who rocks your world, enjoy my novel ideas to help make it different and memorable:

BRAVE DINING

I'm talking intestines, devilled duck heart and brains with chargrilled capsicum. Wash it all down with some oyster shots and you'll enjoy the benefit of aphrodisiacs and be packed full of organ meat nutrients, including vitamin B12, folate, iron and protein.

GROW A GARDEN

Create your own miniature indoor garden to admire for years to come. You can choose your design from a Japanese zen garden to a prickly cactus display. It is compact, super easy to maintain and it will be your very own love garden. …

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