Revealed: Your best Valentine’s Day stories!

by Charlotte.Barnes on February 5, 2010

Best Valentines Stories
Our search for the best Valentine’s stories is over and the winners have been published…

We’ve had found out what happens when February 14 goes well…

Your stories have made us smile, laugh and a few even made us cry with joy!

To all of you who entered we hope this Valentine’s Day is just as good, if not better! And to the winners we hope your prize makes the day even more special.

Here are the winners….

3rd Place…

Elaine who will receive the The True Love Valentine’s Day Chocolates
True Love Valentines Chocolates

My hubby always seems to end up working on Valentine’s Day, no matter what day of the week it falls on. But one year he had promised to be home, unfortunately his truck caught fire over in Germany a couple of days before and his employers ordered him to stay with it until the repairs were done, about 4 or 5 days. This was all pre-mobile phones so I only got a very short call to explain.

I cancelled all our plans and went to bed as usual on the 13th, only to be woken up the next morning by the dogs barking and the front door opening… he had only hitch hiked all the way back!

His bosses weren’t impressed, but I was. And it was simple enough for him to go back with another driver the next week to collect his truck

2nd Place…

Rose Horwell who will receive the Luxury Breakfast Tray
Luxury Breakfast Tray

My husband took me to Paris 2 years ago .. we were really looking forward to it as it was the first time that we’d had time away on our own from the children for a number of years. He booked a really fantastic hotel and was very romantic over the four days .. We were enjoying being a “couple” again rather than just mum and dad … he took me to the Eiffel Tower and gave me an engagement ring.. (I had lost the diamond out of mine at work the previous year) which was very romantic and it made me all teary.. it reminds me that we all get bogged down with the day to day stuff we have to do but the people inside are still the same just a little older with lots of grown up stuff to do! We just need time to remind ourselves now and again! … Happy memories..

And 1st Place…

PAUL who will receive the Valentine’s Day Luxury Hamper with Personalised Tag
Valentine's Day Luxury Hamper
She felt ill and had forgotten to pack her mascara, so was grumpy as we made our way from our hotel room to the Registry Office. To top it, she accidentally (I think) let go of the swing doors at the exit to the hotel and caught me in the face…

After the ceremony, we sat at the restaurant table (just the two of us, because we’d chosen to do it alone), and looked at each other – she with her mascara-free eyes, and me with what was to be a pretty impressive shiner from the door incident.. Suddenly, she took my hand and placed it on her tummy. She’d felt our baby kick for the first time..

The most wonderful Valentine’s Day ever.

Terms and Conditions

All prizes are non-transferable and no cash alternative will be given. Only one entry per person will be entered. This competition is only open to UK residents and deliveries are to be made to a UK address. Delivery will be made within 2 weeks of the closing date. This competition is not open to Interflora employees.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

janette Arnold 06 Feb 2010 at 12:47 am

My wonderful Valentine day was a trip to South Africa.My partner loves Chocolates so not sure how a box would survive the flight I bought some Jelly Beans.I was hoping to see a smile but was told they were stale.Lesson learnt..
I still love him 12 years on.

hazel 06 Feb 2010 at 2:26 pm

I was in be feeling after a serious life threatening operation.I came home to recover and was feeling quite depressed in bed.i thought my small son was messing about as his remote control car rolled up alongside the bed att ached to it was a little box.I curiously opened it to discover a beautiful engagement ring.seconds after that came flying in my sons remote control plane with a message attached to it saying ‘will you marry me’.It cheered me up and came at a time where was so lovely as my mans sense of humour and thoughtful proposal relly cheered me up.

Rose Horwell 06 Feb 2010 at 5:21 pm

My husband took me to Paris 2 years ago .. we were really looking forward to it as it was the first time that we’d had time away on our own from the children for a number of years. He booked a really fantastic hotel and was very romantic over the four days .. We were enjoying being a “couple” again rather than just mum and dad … he took me to the Eiffel Tower and gave me an engagement ring.. (I had lost the diamond out of mine at work the previous year) which was very romantic and it made me all teary.. it reminds me that we all get bogged down with the day to day stuff we have to do but the people inside are still the same just a little older with lots of grown up stuff to do! We just need time to remind ourselves now and again! … Happy memories..

julia odonnell 07 Feb 2010 at 1:11 pm

Having been single for several years over Valentines Day, I decided to join a dating website with very big reservations about this!!! After a few scary dates, I have met a wonderful, funny man, and it will be our 6 month anniversary on February 14, so I am hoping for NO disasters and a wonderful day. When people ask where we met I tell them Desperate.com, so perhaps should think of a nicer way of putting that!

Susan Harwood 07 Feb 2010 at 4:02 pm

February 1975 fell in love at first sight with Tony.
On our first date he asked me to marry him ! I said YES !!!!!!
Valentines day 1976 our church wedding.
July 1977 our first son Adam born.
June 1979 our family complete when Mark arrived.
February 2006 our pearl anniversary and our renewal of vows at the same church where we married. Our sons were bestmen and our grandchildren were bridesmaids and pageboy. Reception at the same hotel.
AND THEY SAID IT WOULDN’T LAST !!!!!!

anne 08 Feb 2010 at 10:54 am

I had been admitted to hospital critically ill with internal bleeding and dr’s were baffled by where the problem was.Eventually the cause was found to be a problem with my ovaries.I had a laparotomy and dr’s told me there was a 90 per cent chance i would need a hystrectomy.The operation went ahead and they had to remove one of my ovaries.Shortly after the operation i got an infection and was already anemic.i became very ill.My partner visited me one day in hospital as i was stating to get better and as i hadn’t eaten for so long he brought in a lovely picnic and set it up on the bedside table with flowers and asked me to marry him.we had planned to get married after having a second child.even thou i was in hospital that was such a beautiful romantic gesture.The best part about the day was when i looked into his eyes and i saw a sparkle that had replaced a worried anxious look that had been there for weeks,and it was the first time i smiled in weeks.When i looked in his eyes i knew i was loved so deeply,unconditionally,cherished.I have never experienced such deep love for anyone in my life and i could see he felt the same for him.We are now married with our second child.

Julie Henderson 08 Feb 2010 at 5:31 pm

my best valentines day had to be when my OH surprised me at work with a bunch of flowers. When he collected me from work he whisked me off for a luxurious night in a 5*hotel that had hust opened. I new nothing about it – he even packed me an overnight bag and bought me some lovely lingerie. Was the most fantastic Valentines day ever being treated like a Princess

Jean Beer 08 Feb 2010 at 6:15 pm

My partner is not much of a gardener .. and I had moaned a little about it ! Last spring though I had the greatst surprise – what should come up on my lawn but a bunch of daffodils ( my fave flower !) – which had been planted in a heart shape !
I have never maoned at him again at his lack of gardening skills!

Carol 08 Feb 2010 at 7:15 pm

My perfect valentines day was being woken up to breakfast in bed (tray with a red rose, fresh coffee, a home made smoothie and my fav granola). I had a meeting to get to 200 miles away but my boyfriend (Bless him) had got up super early to make sure we had breakfast together. I thought awwww to myself….Anyway the day went on. Attended my meeting and rushed home. I wasn’t even aware that we were going out in the evening and sitting at home snuggling on the sofa with a glass of wine and some choccies at home would be okay with me. Anyway when I eventually got home about 8:00 i was suprised with a bag. It was the dress I had spotted a couple of weeks earlier. He had bought it for me and told me to get ready quick smart coz we were going out. I was shocked and sooo excited so I ran upstairs to get ready where a big box choccies were laid on the bed. The taxi man beeped his horn and before I knew it I was in a taxi heading to my fav restaurant in the City [a bit of maoning on my behalf coz I didn’t get chance to do my hair!!!]. He had booked a table at the restaurant on the 21st floor. It was amazing and so romantic. He told me I looked beautiful and really loved . We sipped pink champagne and ate some wonderful food. After we’d had such a lovely night we went back home snuggled on the sofa and feel asleep together.

steve 09 Feb 2010 at 9:07 pm

It was 1977 and I treated my wife to champagne, roses, the works!! and why? I’d just seen another man in her arms!!!! Our newborn son.

mils 09 Feb 2010 at 10:43 pm

My best valentine’s day is when my then-boyfriend spent three days getting over to visit me. He was supposed to spend three days with me and then fly off to his destination. However, his flight was cancelled three times. THREE TIMES!

He had to sleep over in two different airports in the space of two days, and when he eventually got to me, we only had less than a day together – about 12 hours. This is after him spending about 16 hours in planes and about another 30 just hanging around in airports and airport hotels.

When he eventually got there, we went out for a curry – and he popped the question right there in the curry house! I put it down to his tiredness and spending too much time up in the air, and laughed it off. He then went down on one knee…RIGHT THERE IN THE CURRY HOUSE. Oh My God was all I could think of…

He then proceeded to explain (all the while down on one knee with everyone in the restaurant STARING) that it wasn’t meant to happen this way – we had three days and he was going to do it somewhere more romantic and private. However we’ve lost our reservations due to him being stranded in various different countries – it was literally now or never as we weren’t sure when were we going to see each other again.

I of course said yes:)

pigpigscorner 10 Feb 2010 at 12:34 pm

My husband is very practical and not a romantic. He got me jelly candles for our first Valentine’s day! A very romantic thought, but…by candles, I mean identical candles, each in a tiny shot glass and came in a packet of three. He got me 2 packets as it was buy 1 get 1 free! I was so lost for words. From then on, he gets me a fancy candle every year and we always have a good laugh at the ‘candles in bulk’ gift =)

debby 10 Feb 2010 at 9:59 pm

My husband and i have been married 23 years, and every year valentines day falls near Shrove tuesday, so what do i get…..heart shaped pancakes with strawberries and cream, delicious and so romantic, i remember being in labour on pancake day and i still got my usual heart shaped pancake with an extra special touch of a heart shaped hot water to take away the pain.

Elaine 10 Feb 2010 at 11:23 pm

My hubby always seems to end up working on valentines day, no matter what day of the week it falls on. But one year he had promised to be home, unfortunately his truck caught fire over in Germany a couple of days before and his employers ordered him to stay with it until the repairs were done, about 4 or 5 days. This was all pre-mobile phone so I only got a very short call to explain.
I cancelled all our plans and went to bed as usual on the 13th, only to be woken up the next morning by the dogs barking and the front door opening… he had only hitch hiked all the way back!
His bosses weren’t impressed, but I was. And it was simple enough for him to go back with another driver the next week to collect his truck

Genna 11 Feb 2010 at 10:11 am

It was a damp, dreary, Valentines morning. I was miserable, single, badly hung-over and shuffling along a London street in search of a pint of milk and a packet of paracetamol. Scruffy jeans, grubby sweatshirt, unkempt hair, a puffy, unwashed face and a raging headache. All in all, not the best look for snaring a valentine!

Maybe it was the effects of too much alcohol the night before or just plain lack of sleep but as I stumbled along the pavement, I began to feel woozy. I trudged on regardless but the sensation worsened and I dropped to my knees, overcome by dizziness and nausea. Squatting there, in a very unladylike pose in the middle of the pavement, I wished I’d never ventured outdoors in the first place. From no-where, a pair of trainered-feet appeared and stopped right in front of me. Their owner crouched down and a male voice asked me my name. I vaguely remember mumbling something back about feeling sick. Then I was gently prised to my feet and somehow, manoeuvred across to a nearby wall. He took off his jacket, folded it around my shoulders and sat down next to me. Eventually the nausea and dizziness passed and I was just about to thank him for his kindness when he offered to help me find somewhere to sleep for the night. At first, I’d no idea what he was rambling on about until he starting mentioning ‘hostels’ and ‘hot meals’……and it slowly dawned on me that my good samaritan thought I was homeless. Did I really look that rough?

I was mortified. I told him I’d had a heavy night and assured him I did indeed have a home – albeit a tiny, rented flat. His embarrassment and and my need for caffeine lead me to accept his offer of a coffee. We headed for the nearest cafe and despite an awkward start, were soon deep in conversation. I soon forgot all about feeling miserable, being single and being hangover. I soon discovered ‘Jamie’ was witty, sporty and compassionate enough to stop and help one of London’s many homeless (or so he’d thought at the time). How could I not fall for him?

By the end of the day, we were having a meal in a pretty little restaurant. I’d found my Valentine after all and he had to admit, I scubbed up pretty well!

MAZZ MULLARKEY 11 Feb 2010 at 11:26 am

Mine would be back in 2003, we had our middle girl emma by an emergency c/section, she was in intensive care for 2 weeks, & me in hosptial for 1 week.
Obviously a traumatic time for me & hubby, but he still managed to have the energy to arrange a 1 night away. I didn’t know he was doing this, my mum and dad came over to stay witht the children, he’d packed a bag for us and said right lets go!
We went to this beautiful manor house, and we entered our room, I saw the most beautiful site, he’d gone there earlier, and placed rose petals around the room, congratulation ballons on the birth of our girl, and he’d hidden and eternity ring in a lovely box of choccy’s! He’d also booked me in to have a spa/massage treatment, hair nails etc at the hotel! I felt like royalty, it was so lovely as we’d had a terrible time.
And through out the evening I kept getting tearful as this was the most precious thing he’d done for me. Obviously apart form having our daughter.
xx

PAUL 11 Feb 2010 at 11:35 am

She felt ill and had forgotten to pack her mascara, so was grumpy as we made our way from our hotel room to the Registry Office. To top it, she accidentally (I think) let go of the swing doors at the exit to the hotel and caught me in the face…

After the ceremony, we sat at the restaurant table (just the two of us, because we’d chosen to do it alone), and looked at each other – she with her mascara-free eyes, and me with what was to be a pretty impressive shiner from the door incident.. Suddenly, she took my hand and placed it on her tummy. She’d felt our baby kick for the first time..

The most wonderful Valentine’s Day ever.

wendy 11 Feb 2010 at 12:12 pm

It started with a flower on the car – then flowers in each room of the house – I had to follow the flowers into each room and then at the end of the trail was the card and a note of where we were going for valentines night.

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