It’s the small things, not big gestures, that show romance

Mo Farrah after missing out on a gold medal
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VERITY LUSH: Leave me to browse the make-up counter in peace

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Valentine’s Day is always such an anti-climax, isn’t it? All those cards and hearts, chocolates and roses.

We should get a grip, because that’s just marketing puffery we’re buying into.

You know what’s really romantic? My husband getting up at the crack of dawn to walk the dog so that I can have a lie-in (it’s pragmatic too as he knows I need my beauty sleep better than anyone).

Or what about removing my hair from the plughole – a gross task, so you just know someone has to love you to do that. Or making cheesecake with the children as I can’t bear the mess they make.

It’s the small things in life, not the big gestures, which offer true romance. And a £3 card from the high street is not going to make me feel any differently.