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  • Words by Mr Henry Farrar-Hockley

Despite considering myself an old-fashioned romantic, I have to confess to harbouring a degree of contempt towards Valentine's Day. Maybe it's the implication that love should only blossom once a year, or the outdated pastime of anonymously sending puppy-eyed greetings cards to relative strangers (one word: Tinder).

Either way, I've come to the conclusion that this annual paean to all things amorous is the ideal opportunity to enjoy a self-indulgent night in - far away from the overpriced roses and the Cupid-themed set menus - with the person you truly love the most: yourself. If you're fortunate enough to share the same view, click through the slides, above, for 10 ways to celebrate 14 February on your own terms.