By Ogunfowoke Adeniyi
Valentine is just a few days away and couples are holding their breath. On this day, the uncontrollable blushing, the tears of joy, the overwhelming smile, the depth of gratitude and the gripping affection guarantees you a special place in the heart of the person you love.
Write an open letter on why you love your spouse
Have you been with your partner for months, but are yet to tell him or her how you feel? This coming valentine is your opportunity. Get a polished book and pen reasons why you are smitten by your partner. Do not forget to share fond memories you have had together. Do not focus on their shortcomings but let your respect and love for them show. You will be shocked by their reaction.
Go on a scavenger hunt
This may need a bit of planning in order to get the desired impact. Request your partner to answer riddles or to find traces of items you have hidden somewhere around your town and make the riddle or search as easy as possible.
When he or she eventually finds the item, it should include instructions that lead to a hotel or restaurant where the romantic getaway will take place.
Deliver roses at her office
On Valentine’s day, you can order 6 roses to be delivered at her office. The romantic secret here is that you pay the dispatch boy to deliver 5 roses while you give her 6th one yourself amidst reading a love poem to her. This is an excellent idea for couples that do not see each other often.
Special valentine getaway
If it has been awhile you went on a night out with your spouse, valentine’s day is the time to surprise her with a special getaway. On Val’s day, if your children are still young, drop them off at your aunt’s house for the night.
Ensure there are no hitches with the candlelight dinner and room at an exquisite hotel in Lagos. In between, pack the bags without your spouse having an inkling of your plans. Then show up at your wife or husband’s office unannounced to pick him or her up for the weekend getaway. It will be a pleasant experience for both of you.
Travel down memory lane
Pay a visit to the place where you had your first date. It may be a restaurant, a cinema or a beach. After you have ordered a meal, both of you should take few minutes to write your favourite moments together. Then share the lists. You will be astonished to see what pops up on the lists. It will include things that you thought were insignificant.
Watch a romantic movie
After the candlelight dinner and exchanging fond memories, you can round up the day by watching a romantic movie, not at the cinema but in the comfort of your home.
Ogunfowoke Adeniyi is a travel/Tech Writer @Jovago