LOVE February - Thoughtful Thursday: Is the age of romance dead?

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"Romance is dead - it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece." Lisa Simpson.

When granny was a lass, romance was a box of malteasers and a night at the Odeon, she might have got a fish supper if her beau was feeling really flush. It wasn't really that romantic, but hey you don't look a gift horse in the mouth?

If we believe the high street what equates to romance these days seems to be grand gestures. The bigger the better. Huge cards, bunches of flowers as big as a house, but do they really mean anything? The card is thrown away, the flowers wilt and die they are all very nice at the time but if there is nothing behind them what is the point?

It's the caring little things that count, a bar of chocolate left in the fridge for you, a text to say they got to work OK, a cup of tea after a long cold walk home after work. Romance may be dead but love is certainly alive and in my book that's what really matters.

LOVE February Competition - Fourteen days of fabulous prizes!

Tell the team at
Dormouse and The Teapot
what you think true romance is.
Post your answer in the comment
s section by clicking on comments below, make sure you leave a contact email or twitter name otherwise if you win we won't be able to send you your prize!

Today's lucky winner will win a beautiful spotty teacups tea towel kindly supplied by Charlotte Macey Textiles. Charlotte's beautiful textiles are hand made in the Cotswolds, her illustrative stitch 'handwriting' depicts a menagerie of elongated and quirky items such as tea cups, beach huts and boiled eggs. She only uses quality cottons and linens sourced from around the UK.

All winners will go in a draw on 14 February to win a fantastic vintage tea set for two from

Remember there will be fourteen days of competitions, y
ou may enter the competitions as many times as you wish over the fortnight but you may only win one prize.

Sorry UK entrants only
Dormouse and The Teapot use a randomiser to select the winner.
Competition is now closed.

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