Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards. The celebration of Saint Valentine did not have any romantic connotations until Chaucer's poetry about "Valentines" in the 14th century.
In the UK, just under half of the population spend money on their Valentines and around £1.3 billion is spent yearly on cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts, with an estimated 25 million cards being sent.
For something special and treasured, visit Cooper's Jewellery in Barnstaple. Coopers Jewellery are located on the High Street in the very centre of Barnstaple. As well as a range of fine antique, vintage and modern jewellery, Coopers also supply Rolex and Cartier watches. Why not buy a gift voucher if you're not sure? You can't get anything wrong that way!!!!!!
It's not too late to surprise your loved one with a last minute ski holiday or city break away from wet and windy North Devon! Give the team at The Destination Lounge a call on 01271 308094 and they will whet your appetite with a selection of destinations in the UK or a short flight or train journey away!
Try something TOGETHER and spend quality time with your Loved One! Project:Dance! Devon offer your first lesson for FREE so its won't cost you anything but your time to try the foxtrot.
Portmore has more to offer than you might think! Why not book in for a family carvery on Sunday and keep OUT of the kitchen on Valnetine's Day. Or give your other half a golf lesson with golf pro, Andy Pye? Either way you will need to book on 01271 309297
A special meal, an important question to ask (perhaps?) then look no further than Lilico's Tapas Lounge & Bar, bringing the unique taste of Spain to North Devon, you are able to sample beautiful food and soak up the atmosphere of the Mediterranean without even leaving the U.K. Check out their Valentine's Dinner offer here and get your booking sorted today! Call 01271 308086.
For more information on the above businesses or to get some more inspiration visit our website at: https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/barnstaple.
Happy Valentine's Day and Spread The Love!
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