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As I write this the women of the of­fice are con­sid­er­ing their Valen­tine gifts.

None of us have re­ceived any­thing more than a kiss.

One staffer is of un­cer­tain re­la­tion­ship sta­tus and is con­sid­er­ing speed dat­ing tonight.

We all agree that Valen­tine’s Day is ac­tu­ally lit­tle more than an op­por­tu­nity for the world of com­merce to part us from the money we have worked so hard for. Still, if any hus­bands or part­ners de­cided to break with tra­di­tion and treat us to a meal out, it would un­likely be de­clined.

How­ever, those of us with chil­dren were de­lighted to re­ceive kissess, cuddles and cards from our lit­tle ones filled with heart­felt and un­con­di­tional love.

My seven-year-old even in­cluded a glass of wine for Mum in her spotty heart il­lus­tra­tion at­tached to the card on a spring.

So maybe the point of the day is not so much ro­man­tic love but just love from who­ever is spe­cial in our lives.

deb­bie.jamieson@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz

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