Valentine's Day - is a it a hit or miss for you? | Poll

SNAPSHOT: A number of bushfires in the region created a beautiful smoky sunset on Sunday. Photo: LYNDA IRELAND 021118snap
SNAPSHOT: A number of bushfires in the region created a beautiful smoky sunset on Sunday. Photo: LYNDA IRELAND 021118snap

FORGET chocolates this Valentine’s Day, when it comes to saying “I love you” the way to go, Parade has been told, is to say it in stone.

Yes, you read correctly. The stuff that gets stuck under your shoe or that’s placed with care around a fish pond – stone.

Well, actually, it might be stone, but it’s a little bit more refined.

A post on the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum’s Facebook page gave this unique suggestion.

“Looking for a unique Valentine’s Day present that says everlasting love?,” the post read.

“Forget chocolate! Say it in stone. Visit our museum shop for unique gift ideas.”

The stones are heart shaped (of course) and come in a rainbow of colours.

Check out the museum’s Facebook page for more information and inspiration on gift ideas.

Yay or nay for Valentine’s Day

ON the subject of Valentine’s Day, Parade is wondering just how many people celebrate this annual event.

It is supposed to be the day where love is confessed, flowers are given and romantic candlelit dinners are had – but how many people actually do these things?

Now, before you jump in and say what a Grinch or spoilsport Parade is, hear me out.

If you are already with your true love, do you really need to be told on a certain day of the year that this is when you should be romantic?

Parade would like to think that flowers should be given ‘just because’ and candlelit dinners should be taken more than once a year.

And chocolates, well there is always time for chocolate.

But for those keen to get mushy and romantic – enjoy, I hope this day brings you lots of joy with your significant other.

Either way, have your say in the Western Advocate’s online poll and let us know – Do you celebrate Valentine's Day?

Fire ban in hot, windy weather

AS the hot weather continues, and fires are already burning in the region, the NSW Rural Fire Service has issued a total fire ban for our region for Wednesday.

See page 6 for more information.