Ask the readers: how do you do romance on a budget?
Eleven days to Valentine's Day. Yes it's February, in case you hadn't noticed. Doesn't the year go by quickly? Seems like yesterday it was only Christmas, etc. But what to do for the perfect expression of love during an recession? Times are so tight, we've even stopped handing over the last Rolo for fear of malnutrition.
The recession doesn't mean you have to be a miserable unromantic tightarse, however. In fact, it's because of the recession that you can dazzle your loved one with a quality Valentine's Day for less than last year. Here are a few suggestions to help you woo that special somebody into the sack:
We've mentioned this before, but it bears up well to second helpings (that's a food joke, kids!): toptable.com have a great sale section on their site, allowing you to search the best restaurants in the country for special offers and deals. No need to make do with an un-defrosted, Iceland prawn ring.
Have filthy sex
Don't ask us how we happened to be looking at the Ann Summers website; "but it was like that when we switched it on!" etc. Their current sale means there are plenty of sensational outfits and special love presents available with up to 80 per cent off. My eyes. Quickly, somebody.
Eat some more
We all love chocolate, so hurrah for Hotel Chocolat, purveyors of probably the best chocolate in the known universe, who have an end of season sale on right now.
Of course the name of this post is Ask The Readers, so that's what we're doing. What are your top tips for romance in a recession? Where can you go, what can you do, how you you treat somebody for less on February 14th? We'd "love" to hear from you. Ho ho. My sides. Nurse, industrial strength cotton.