It's coming up to Valentine's Day and I have plans! I'm going away with a gorgeous man for a long weekend to play house in a swanky pad just off Hove Seafront. Oh okay, things aren't quite what they seem. My male companion is a head shorter than me, eleven years old and yep, you may have guessed, it's my son Louis. We making a half term trip to catch up with his cousin Charlotte from Books Overlooked. So not a romantic tryst but it's guaranteed we'll have fun.
But let's be seasonal. Here's a post with a gooey theme. Please listen to this beautiful version of an old favourite. I bought the single by Dire Straits in 1981. Who'd have thought that thirty four years could fly by so quickly? In my experience it's rare that a cover version cuts the mustard. I'm thinking in particular of all those over-orchestrated sanitised versions of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah where the original's rawness has been lost. However Passenger's version of 'Romeo and Juliet' with just the right amount of melancholic sweetness is spot on.