GAUTENG – Police officers in the Tshwane District are spreading Valentine joy during the Tshwane Shutdown Roadblock operation on the R21.
Brigadier Kushie Pietersen, Brooklyn Station Commander hands out pamphlets with safety tips for Valentine.
The yearly ritual of Valentine’s Day is sometimes just what’s needed to keep a seasoned relationship vibrant, writes Annaliese Griffin.
“I’m hugely cynical about branded opportunities to buy things and romantic love as sold to us by movies and magazines, yet my husband and I celebrate this manufactured consumer holiday every year with a bottle of delicious wine, a cheese plate and sparkling conversation,” she writes.
“The excuse to sit and do nothing but chat, to reminisce a bit about when we were younger and less harried, is a gift, one that emerged from repetition, from doing the same thing every year on this maudlin, crushed-velvet, chocolate-dipped holiday that I love.”