David Woodall shows off some peppermint and raspberry hearts.
David Woodall shows off some peppermint and raspberry hearts.

Ideas for Valentine's Day

IF you are stumped for ideas on how to spoil your sweetheart on St Valentine’s Day tomorrow, take note.

You could take a drive to the Ulmarra newsagency this afternoon and pick up some handmade, Belgian chocolates with a huge variety of fillings.

There is everything from caramelised macadamia nuts to cointreau-filled balls. With the intention of appealing to your Valentine, there are peppermint and raspberry-filled hearts.

The newsagency also has a collection of Nicholson Fine Foods kits which include the decadent dark chocolate and white chocolate mousse, which is sure to impress even the fussiest of tastebuds.

If breakfast in bed is more your signature move, The Ulmarra Newsagency has Blue Berrylicious pancake mix and a whole host of jams and preserves to put on top.

Or you could take a trip out to Benefields Rose Farm at Halfway Creek and walk hand in hand through the perfumed fields.

Out and about on Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day with the Rockfish cruise ‘n’ Yamba. Surprise. A champagne sunset cruise on the beautiful Clarence River, enjoy a leisurely two-hour cruise, two free glasses of bubbly and cocktail food served throughout. $55 per person. Phone: 0447 458 153.

Valentine’s Day at Yamba Shores Tavern, Yamba. Treat your Valentine to dinner at Pelicans Restaurant. Open: 6-8pm, special set menu available. Cost: $40 per person, this includes two courses and a glass of champagne or order off the normal menu. Phone: 6646 1888.

Valentine’s Day at the Block Bar/Café, Yamba YHA Backpackers Beach Resort. Dine in style with a two-course candlelight dinner, chocolates and a glass of champagne for $45 per person. Please call the Block Bar/Café. Phone: 6645 8775. Yamba YHA Backpackers Beach Resort, 26 Coldstream Street, Yamba.

Valentine’s Day at Roches Hotel, Grafton. Open for lunch and dinner, special seafood platter for two and the regular blackboard menu will be available. For bookings contact: Roches Hotel, Victoria Street, Grafton. Phone: 6642 2866.

Valentine’s Day at the Nymboida Coaching Station – live entertainment and a huge fresh seafood platter for two with a complimentary bottle of wine. For bookings contact The Nymboida Coaching station, Armidale Road, Nymboida. Phone: 6649 4126.



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