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Another Valentine’s Day & Another Opportunity For Connection

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and although I’m not the biggest romantic I do like to think of the occasion as another opportunity to celebrate love, however that might look for you.

Through a quick Wikipedia search –

“Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. Originating as a Western Christian feast day honouring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine’s Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world.”

Culturally it is promoted as a day to celebrate with your significant other, however as it’s a day of love, why not celebrate it with those around you that are nearest and dearest to you.

So in the name of love, and in the spirit of giving and sharing and connecting with people around you, here are a few ideas on how to celebrate:

Head out on a movie date. You can even change things up with the Moonlight Cinema in Centennial Park. For an evening in the park, with a picnic watching a movie and your favourite snacks and drinks.

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Head on out to play a game together like Holey Moley Golf… A chance to get a little competitive

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Book an escape room to challenge your brains and test the strength of your relationship

Maybe organise your favourite outdoor activity? Like a bush walk, picnic, beach day, or just a stroll somewhere

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Another classic that’s always on the list… Take your loved one to their favourite restaurant/cafe and share some food together. Here are some fancy options if that’s your thing.

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Or better yet, cook a meal together at home. Get creative with the recipe and try something new. You might be surprised by your inner chef abilities.

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These are just a few ideas to get the ball rolling, but I hope you have found some inspiration to celebrate love and connect with those around you.

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