In 2010, Daily Info has a veritable cornucopia of treats to thrust at your loved one(s), namely:
Dinners for two on the Big Day:
•The Big Bang (ANTI-VALENTINE'S POETRY COMP)
• The Magdalen Arms (PHOTO CAPTION COMP)
• Fallowfields Country House Hotel & Restaurant
Champagne Tea for Two: Blenheim Palace (PRO-VALENTINE'S POETRY COMP)
3 pairs of tickets to Pasion De Buena Vista: the New Theatre
The Big Bang: Once again, we have joined forces with Jericho's finest sausage establishment to offer a fine prize for the less romantically inclined this year. Our favourite anti-valentine's verse will win the author the grand prize of breakfast, lunch or dinner for two on Sun 14 Feb - with a bottle of Wild Pig wine with which to celebrate or drown your sorrows. Click here to have your say.
This competition closed at noon on Tue 9th Feb 2010. Congratulations Simon!
The Magdalen Arms: To win a lunch or dinner spend for two of £50 (to be spent on Sun 14th, on whatever you like) at the Magdalen Arms, simply email us the best captions you can think of for the following three pictures, starring Daily Info staff. No obscenity please! Remember to include your name and contact number so we can get hold of you quickly if you win:
NB: the speech bubbles above are mere suggestions - please feel free to put yours where you like :)
email captions to: email@example.com
This competition closed at noon on Tue 9th Feb 2010. Congratulations Jay!
Fallowfields: In Southmoor, just twenty minutes' drive south of Oxford, nestles Fallowfields Country House Hotel & Restaurant: a stunning 18th century building set in twelve acres of mature trees, paddocks, orchard and gardens. Their farm and kitchen garden yield much of the produce served in their award-winning restaurant, making 'food yards' more relevant than 'food miles' - and the result is the freshest possible produce on your plate.
This Valentine's, Fallowfields are offering Daily Info competition winners a four course meal for two plus two complimentary 'Romeo' or 'Juliet' cocktails on arrival. (Click here to view menus on their website.) For your chance to win, simply email us the answer to the following competition question. Remember to include your name and contact number in your email so we can reach you if you win.
Question: Which famous female formerly lived at Fallowfields?
answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This competition closed at noon on Tue 9th Feb 2010. Congratulations Chloé!
We're proud to be presenting our 2010 PRO-Valentine’s Poetry Competition in association with Blenheim Palace (marking Blenheim's new season opening on Sat 13th February). The composer of the lushest, possibly even Palace-related verse will receive two adult entrance tickets to house and grounds, plus Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two in the sumptuous surroundings of Blenheim Palace’s Orangery (see pic, right), overlooking the Italian Garden, on Sunday 14th February. To view full details of the prize and to submit your entry, click here.
This competition closed at noon on Tue 9th Feb 2010. Congratulations Diana2!
Let Cuban lifestyle blow away your blues this winter! Hot, passionate, authentic and energetic, Pasion De Buena Vista is a breathtaking new show mixing dance with sensational vocals and incredible rhythms. A smash hit in Europe, the show features an 8-piece band led by Antonio Castro, plus Maida Castadena, Inocente Fernandez-Jimenez and Tomas Sanchez - three of Cuba’s greatest singers (who have in the past performed with Cuban musical legends including Ibrahim Ferrer, Juan De Marcos Gonzales and Compay Segundo). Joining them are an all-singing, all dancing backing troupe fresh from Club Tropicana in Havana under the leadership of well known choreographer Francisco Blanco Prada. Throw in vibrant costumes, a great backdrop and a riot of timbali, maracas and bongos and you have a truly exhilarating live performance! The question is: can you take the heat?!
Question: What is the name of the Wim Wenders film in which guitarist Ry Cooder reunites Cuban music legends Ibrahim Ferrer, Juan De Marcos Gonzales and Compay Segundo?
This competition closes at noon on Mon 15th Feb 2010.
More romantic than taking the bus: tour the town or travel in style to your evening Valentine's appointment, tucked up under a blanket with your loved one and sipping a glass of bubbly - all by pedal powered cycle rickshaw! What could be more romantic?! Your journey will commence at 7pm on Sun 14th Feb from your specified city pickup location.
For your chance to win, simply email us the answer to the following competition question. Remember to include your name and contact number in your email so we can reach you if you win.
Question: What colour is the Oxoncarts ox?
answers to: email@example.com
This competition closed at noon on Tue 9th Feb 2010. Congratulations Adam!
East Oxford variety night organisers Queen of Clubs Cabaret are offering 2 adult tickets to their Valentine's Night Extravaganza on Sun Feb 14 (a fundraiser for Partners in Health, working in healthcare for the poor in Haiti for over 20 years). Find out what's in store on the evening by clicking here. To enter, simply send us the best valentine's-related photo you can summon up. The most amusing, poetic, beautiful or downright cheeky (but no obscenity, please!) picture wins. Please note: You must be the holder of the original copyright of the image you send. We reserve the right to publish the winning picture, but copyright will remain with the winner.
Email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Daily Info, 1st Floor, 121 Cowley Road, OX4 1HU. Remember to include your name and contact number with your entry so we can contact you if you win.
This competition closed at noon on Tue 9th Feb 2010. Congratulations Jeremy! (SEE PIC, RIGHT)
Bursting to confess your love to your colleague?! Need to remind your long-term partner that a flame still burns in your heart just for them? Seeking a forum to make that all-important proposal?! Click here to add your own announcement for that very special someone to our site. We will endeavour to publish all entries in the Daily Info printed sheet for Sun 14th Feb 2010. (Once again - no obscenity, please!)