A thirty-eight-year-old Swindon man is planning to surprise his girlfriend on Valentine's Day with a wrapped box of chocolates.
Brian Palette said he had been thinking about a Valentine's Day surprise since last year when he 'bowled over' his girlfriend Tracey with a bunch of pink carnations purchased from a service station forecourt on the M5.
'I've hinted I won't be doing Valentine's Day this year, so she won't be expecting anything,' Mr Palette said. 'But I'm a little bit worried that when she's removed the Thornton's wrapping paper, the shock might be too much for Tracey.'
Mr Palette said he has already bought his girlfriend an Easter surprise present of a boxed Kinder egg.