Love is… an ev­ery­day af­fair

Friday - - Editor’s Letter -

O ver the years, for Valen­tine’s Day I’ve had enough bou­quets of red roses to fill a house, cards of all shapes and sizes, jew­ellery and even sur­prise trips to Paris, the ul­ti­mate city of love. But do you know what? None of those com­pare to the lit­tle things that can make such a dif­fer­ence to our ev­ery­day lives. What’s more ro­man­tic than my other half get­ting up to see to the chil­dren’s break­fast on a Fri­day so I can have a rare lie-in, or bring­ing me break­fast in bed? Re­ceiv­ing texts say­ing ‘I love you’ ev­ery day of the year – or even once a month – means much more than any Valen­tine’s gift, no mat­ter how much it cost.

So you’d think I’m not a ro­man­tic, could view Valen­tine’s Day cyn­i­cally even. Well, the op­po­site is true. I love be­ing in love, cel­e­brat­ing love and the en­tire idea of love. I def­i­nitely see the world through rose-coloured glasses ev­ery day and so I loved putting to­gether this Valen­tine’s is­sue.

Not only did I – along with the rest of the Fri­day team – get to try the most ro­man­tic restau­rants in Dubai (and yes, they did in­clude a diver, de­liv­er­ing a per­sonal mes­sage to my ‘un­der­the-sea’ ta­ble, see page 38) but I also found out what kind of ro­man­tic I am. Turn to page 35 to dis­cover your ro­man­tic style – you might be sur­prised. Have a lovely day!

KarenPasquali Jones, Edi­tor


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