A Valentine’s Day Q&A with our local residents

A Valentine’s Day Q&A with our local residents

This year at Seasons Living we had the opportunity to bring a little love in the air with a Valentine’s Q & A with Anne and Stewart.

Both Anne and Stewart have been married for 53 years, having met at the local country ball.  It was love at first sight for these two love birds! Listen to their story and words of wisdom for all couples this Valentine’s Day!

How will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day? Read below for some gift inspiration.

Personalised scrap book

There’s nothing more endearing than cherished memories.  What better way to remember and reflect this Valentine’s day with a scrap book of your faviourite photos, personalised messages and memorabilia.  Scrapbooking provides a great opportunity to capture and preserve all your beautiful memories with that special someone. There are three main elements to scrapbooking; photos, mementos and journaling.  Basic materials needed include a scrapbook, background papers, photo corner mounts, acid-free glue and scissors.  Including embellishments such as stickers, lace, beads, ribbons and sequins add a vibrant layer to your scrapbook story.  You can find great inspiration from local craft stores and gather the tools needed to create the perfect Valentine’s Day scrapbook from stores such as Spotlight and Kmart.

Say it with flowers

An aged old tradition, but still one of the best. Flowers have been an integral part of all cultures and are a wonderful way to express yourself to that special someone.  Sending flowers is a great way to remind them that we love them, even if we can’t tell them to their face. Red roses have been a timeless and iconic symbol for deep and everlasting love making it a truly romantic keepsake and tradition for Valentine’s Day.  But did you know flowers have different meaning? There are a number of great books to widen your knowledge to create your very own carefully planned bouquet to deliver your desired message this Valentine’s Day:

  • Flowers and Their Meanings by Karen Azoulay
  • Complete Language of Flowers by S. Theresa Dietz
  • The Language of Flowers by Mandy Kirkby

Bake a little love

There’s no better way to a person’s heart than through food. What better way to share some Valentine’s Day joy with these decadent date and raspberry raw brownies. Packed full of nuts and natural sweetness these little treats will melt all hearts this Valentines Day. Note this recipe contains nuts.


  • 2 ¼ cups (270g) pecans
  • 2 ¼ cups (520g) fresh seeded dates
  • ⅓ cup raw cacao powder
  • 3 teaspoons water
  • 1½ teaspoons coconut oil
  • 50 grams melted 70% dark chocolate
  • 60 grams raspberries


  1. Grease and line base and sides of a 20cm (8-in) square cake pan with baking paper.
  2. Process pecans until finely chopped. With motor operating, add dates, cacao powder, water and coconut oil; process until mixture comes together.
  3. Press mixture evenly into pan; level with a palette knife.
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  5. Drizzle with melted chocolate; top with raspberries. Cut into 25 squares.

Recipe courtesy of Women’s Weekly.


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