Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we are in a national lockdown, but don’t be disheartened. You can still make it special with your special someone, whether you are in the same household or not.

If you live together, there are plenty of ways you can celebrate without leaving the house. It’s the perfect excuse to have a movie night. It doesn’t have to be a romantic movie night, although who doesn’t love a good old rom-com? If you have children, wait for them to go to bed. Cook a meal together, or if your cooking skills aren’t up to scratch, order a takeaway and tell your friends you made it yourselves!

Another perfect way to celebrate your relationship is by reminiscing on the best memories. Whether you have been married for decades or you have been dating for less than a year, looking back on your favourite days together will bring you even closer. Bring out the photo album or simply recall reminiscences from memory. You’d be surprised at how much taking a trip down memory lane helps to grow the relationship even further, and how much your other half has recalled but you have forgotten about…

For the couples who (unfortunately) do not live together, why not go for a socially distanced walk in a local park?  You can still see each other, as long as the government guidelines are being respected. The weather may not be exactly walk-friendly, however if you wrap up warm and you’re in the best company, the romance will for sure outweigh the wintry chills.