Staff Post: Lingo’s Looking For Love


This week’s staff blog post comes from Alison Watson, our company accountant. 

Lingo’s looking for love!

Since my blog post is just before Valentine’s Day, Lingo and I reckoned it would be fun to explore what activities and events are on in Glasgow this weekend for Valentine Couples, Valentine Hopefuls and not forgetting those Valentine Haters! I thought it would also be fun to offer some ideas and advice on Valentine’s gifts and chat up lines to make your Valentine’s night the best one ever!

As a mother to two young children, my Valentine’s Day is most likely to revolve around the kids, especially since someone decided it would be fun to give them their half term holiday over Valentine’s Weekend…

Firstly, let’s deal with the Valentine Hopefuls. I have found a couple of interesting events for you if you are single and feeling lucky this weekend. Firstly, for those budding artists among you why not pop along to the Drury Street Bar for some Speed Draw Dating or Burlesque Life Drawing – with a bit of luck you may find love “easely” in amongst the brush strokes 😉



USEFUL TIP: Be sure to select appropriate chat up lines if you are heading to any of the speed dating events because first impressions are important – for example:

This is not good:


These are good:



Next, some ideas for Valentine Couples. Why not try a Romantic Valentine’s Classical Concert at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall? Or, for those with kids, maybe go for a family outing to the Mask & Puppet centre for a fun magic show called “Love Magic” by Alex the Magician. Or maybe you fancy a nice Valentine’s meal for two – check out these special Valentine’s menus at Zizzi and Alla Turca. Top off the evening with a romantic trip to the cinema to catch a special screening of Casablanca, The Way We Were or Edward Scissorhands!


For all those Valentine Haters out there I also have a couple of ideas. Firstly the Anti-Valentine’s Day Comedy Show at The Stand. Secondly, a trip to the pub with the lads or girls and your new t-shirt:


For those on a tight budget, here’s a few tips for those who want to be romantic but don’t have the cash…


Cards and gifts can be expensive but check out these ideas for DIY versions.

Don’t forget – you can shop cleverly and get lovely cards for a fraction of the price such as this one…



Sure, you can take your loved one out to dinner, but that can be expensive. Instead, eat out – as in outdoors! A picnic in the park or at the beach can be just as romantic. If the weather is a little chilly why not set up a picnic blanket and basket at the dining room table, on the living room floor or in the middle of that king-size bed! Add a rose or two for atmosphere.



For those of you who don’t normally cook, your best attempt at a home-cooked meal can be a huge treat and doesn’t have to cost much. Or why don’t you hide a note under your partner’s pillow the night before or little notes around the house on the day, telling her what she means to you…

Here are some Valentine’s Day recipe ideas to get you started…

I hope at least some of this has proved useful as you look forward to Valentine’s Day and would like to wish you all a “VERY HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY” whatever you get up to!


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