Well everywhere, in all media and right left and centre there’s wall to wall coverage of all things political. I considered going down that road myself again this week. But no – for a change let’s turn to matters closer to the heart and speak of Valentine’s and the tradition that lies behind it, him or her.


In ancient Rome, February 14th was a holiday to honour Juno – the Queen of the Roman Gods and Goddesses, also known as the Goddess of women and marriage. February 15th, began the Feast of Lupercalia. At the time the lives of young boys and girls were strictly separate.