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Thoughts from February 2012

loved up vs lone wolf

Valentine's Day. You either love it, hate it, really hate it, or barely acknowledge it. There's no denying though that it causes many of us to reflect on one of two things: your relationship, or your lack of a relationship.

With this in mind we'd like you to send us a picture (tweeted to @innocentdrinks with the hashtag #loveduplonewolf, or uploaded to our Facebook page). In this picture, you must either show us:

1. How deliriously happy you and your other half are (a la loved up Claire and Jeremy)

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2. How deliriously happy you are without an other half (a la lone wolf Lilly. Note the framed Hoff pic).

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We'll post our favourites throughout the day on Twitter and no doubt send a load of drinks to those pictures that have truly nailed the concept of 'delirious happiness'.

Remember, tweet @innocentdrinks with #loveduplonewolf or upload to our Facebook page, and never, EVER, take yourself too seriously (we couldn't give a monkey's whether your 'other half' is actually your real other half or not - staggeringly, Claire and Jeremy are just friends - we'd just love some funny pictures).

last minute love

It's Valentine's Day tomorrow. And if you haven't already made plans for the one you love/lust/like, there's still time to pull something special out the bag. Here are a few ideas to get the romance section of your brain fired up:

1. Make a personalised smoothie label.

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Just click here to unleash your inner Casanova and pen your declarations of love (or pinch one of the ones we've already written). Then, print it out and stick it onto a smoothie bottle, hand it over and wait patiently for them to succumb to your charms.

2.Make a 3D chalk creation that your loved one will see on their way to work.

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Something love inspired would be nice. You'd better get started now.

3. Write them a hug note on a post-it.

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4. Have a carpet picnic complete with Malteser tiffin and homemade tortilla chips and salsa dip.

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5. Send an e-card of a loved up pair of animals via Friends of the Earth. Another environmentally friendly option is to reuse a card from a previous year.

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7. Make a mix CD.

Now 32

Vickers got this for her birthday and we're all pretty jealous. It's got the 32 songs that have been number one on her birthday each year.

8. Embrace your inner cynic, hop on board the "Valentine's Day was invented by the card companies" bus and let it pass unnoticed. If your beloved complains, question why you loving them every other day of the year isn't enough.

spinning for charity

Some of Fruit Towers' fittest are cycling from London to Brighton soon to raise money for Body and Soul, a charity supporting children, young people and families affected by HIV. Today they've donned their lycra to raise awareness and collect our loose change by keeping an exercise bike going for the whole day.

We think that's a brave effort for a Monday.

Here's Philippa W doing her shift.

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