Pro-Valentine's Day Competition 2018

Valentine's Day: love it or loathe it? If you won the lottery, to what would you treat your loved one?

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Do you love Valentine's Day in all its floral, chocolatey glory?

If you won the lottery, what would you rush straight out and buy for your nearest and dearest?
Tell us in the form below for your chance to win one of these exciting, dazzling, romantic prizes:

A pair of tickets for a special Music for Valentine's Day concert from the Orchestra of St John's performing at the Ashmolean Museum on 14th Feb.

Conductor John Lubbock will be guiding the OSJ Ashmolean Voices through madrigals (including 'Farmer Fair Phyllis' and 'Morley My Bonny Lass she smileth') and more contemporary songs such as 'Isn't She Lovely', 'Summertime' and 'I've Got You Under My Skin'. The Derek Paravicini Quartet are bringing their unique covers of songs of artists as varied as Cole Poter to Coldplay, while violinist Steve Bingham will be performing 'From Vienna with Love'.

Said to be one of classical music's best kept secrets, led by their founder John Lubbock the Orchestra of St John's have performed all over the globe. The 'Music for Valentine's Day' concert is part of their OSJ Ashmolean Proms series which will continue into the spring.

A beautiful bouquet courtesy of Fabulous Flowers.

The Flamingo bouquet (worth £60) is from Fabulous Flowers' Love Birds Collection - exuberant, and unapologeticly pink, this bouquet is packed full of popping pink and coral toned blooms including roses. With shops in both Abingdon and Oxford Fabulous Flowers provides flowers for weddings, events, gifts and a corporate bespoke flower service. Why not go into full romance mode and order your loved one six months of flowers, or perhaps a voucher for flower school so they can learn how to arrange posies like a pro?!

Competition closes: Monday 12th February at noon!

Enter your sentence in the box below, or email it & your choice of prize The more creative, the better! Please note that the bouquet can only be delivered within specific Oxfordshire locations - find out which postcodes here.

If you loathe Valentine's Day and everything it stands for, enter our Anti-Valentine's Day competition and issue forth your invective there!

Also, if you want to tell that special someone how much you love them you can write a love message on our board here and it might get printed in our sheet!

Entries so far:

I would firstly pack my Jungle Boy's bags and go and rescue him from the 7 day week bar job he has slaved at the past 8 years on minimum wage, put him on a private jet, champagne awaiting (also a foot soak at the ready for his tired feet) we would be heading off traveling on tap for a journey of a life time. 1st stop the Labyrinth maze in Barcelona, (we had our first holiday there) I would take him through the maze to the centre where giant blue dragonflies circle a water fountain, then I would get on one knee and propose to him.. the rest is history!

If I won the lottery I would surprise my partner with an around the world trip experiencing different cultures, cuisines and trying new extreme sports such as skydiving, white water rafting, and climbing.

This has always been his dream and I can't imagine what a wonderful life experience it would be to experience it together.

If I won the lottery I would treat my loved one to their very own air show where the planes would spell out in the sky that I have won the lottery and profess my love to them. I wouldn’t tell them I had won the lottery until this moment and I’d tell them to look up after handing them a glass of champagne, and giving them a big kiss.

I would whisk my husband away for a weekend away in Bath. I proposed to him in a cottage there and would love to revisit that special place, enjoy breakfast in bed and remenise about how nervous I was awaiting his answer! A trip to Bath is not complete without wondering round the city centre and grabbing food from the indoor food market to enjoy an impromptu picnic by the river.

I would buy my husband a ride-on mower and a chainsaw and hopefully a little bit of land somewhere, for him to husband. Every since we sold our 10 acre property, he has had severe 'power tool' and 'powered lawnmower' withdrawal symptoms - meanwhile I am enjoying the P&Q!

I would buy my beloved a theatre and name it after her. That way I could write and produce a new play each year about how much I adore her, and perform them to her on Valentine's day. Far more romantic than taking her out for dinner every year, and with the prices of Oxford restaurants nowadays it'll probably work out cheaper in the long run.

I would buy my husband a super-dooper silver trumpet, and a mute.

He started playing only 2 years ago, has got to Grade 4, has joined a brass band, but still has only a learner brass instrument with no mute.

He deserves a shiny silver trumpet, and I deserve the mute for putting up with his practising!


I would go straight out and buy my wife a wedding ring as we have been married for 8 years and I could only afford a £20 ring as we were both very young, and for what’s she’s been through she deserves the best.

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