Let's talk about....love


Valentine's day is fast-approaching and the shops are hotting up. Today I passed numerous makeshift stands bursting with red roses and heart-shaped helium balloons. Personally, I'm a fan and I think it's great that there's one day in the year that we can be as lovey-dovey as we want and go all out on the romance front. I also like the fact  that whether you're a love stricken soul or just have a crush on someone, you can send a card and declare your love anonymously. I read in the paper that a school in Somerset tried to ban Valentine's cards and there was an uproar among the children (and their parents)! So....are you a hopeless romantic or do you think it's all a load of over commercialised codswallop?



  • fast approaching  (adj)                            

About to happen

  • to hot up  (phrasal verb)                            

Things are starting to happen

  • makeshift (adj.)                                          

Something that is made quickly/ temporary

  • bursting  (adj.)                                          

Very full

  • helium (noun)                                            

A gas that is lighter than air

  • lovey-dovey (adj.)                                      

Showing a lot of affection and being very romantic

  • go all out (phrase)                                      

To do something in an extreme way

  • the ...front (phrase - slang)                        

Regarding something (e.g regarding romance)

  • love sicken soul (phrase)                          

Suffering because of love

  • a crush  (noun)                                            

A feeling of love/desire for someone

  • to declare (verb)                                          

To tell someone something

  • anonymously (adj.)                                    

To do something concealing your identity

  • to ban (verb)                                                

To say that something isn't allowed

  • an uproar (noun)                                          

When a lot of people complain about something

  • a hopeless romantic (phrase)                    

A very romantic person

  • over commercialized (adj.)                        

Too much about money and making a profit

  • codswallop (noun)                                       

Something that is silly, nonsense