The senior guide to Valentines Day

When you are young, Valentine's Day plans tend to be elaborate affairs that cross international borders and involve huge expressions of love - as you get older, you realise that a more homey experience can work too.

Take nothing away from the young scamps booking hotels in European cities or preparing bizarre expressions of their devotion - it is wonderful for the recipient to know how much their partner loves them, but this can be shown in different ways.