Yet, among it all the festival has that wonderful power to give permission for anyone to go completely over the top in the knowledge that.....you just cannot go over the top. No rose is too red, no teddy bear is too big, no card has too much sentiment.
It was in this frame of mind that I have written my Valentine's love poem. I write of love because I have had much of it and of course, it not all hearts and flowers. But when it is - then it is the most wonderful and dizzying thing in this universe. I have said in a previous Emma Thinx - anyone who can talk sensibly of love is not in it. On Valentine's day, the gloves are off and the wits are out. Why be sensible or bother with taste when you can let go and love?
Emma Thinx: If you can't exaggerate your fantasy - it's love.