Love-struck pair’s Valentine surprises

2014-02-15 00:00

A HUGE ornate pewter container filled with 100 red roses was delivered to the gate of Body Bliss owner Debbie Saayman (28) on Valentine’s Day yesterday.

She was so thrilled with her Valentine’s gift that she wrote a message to her sweetheart Jordan Soar on a blackboard outside her business on Taunton Road declaring her love for him.

But he was not the only one with Valentine fever.

Saayman also had a trick up her sleeve and she had organised for a giant banner to be put up across the doorway of his business. Soar (35), who owns Ragland in Peter Kerchhoff Street, said he did not notice anything when he came to work but then people kept coming in the door asking, “Who is Jordan?”

Her banner says, “Happy Valentine’s Day I love You Jordan Soar!” The bashful businessperson said he was blown away by this gesture of love from his girlfriend Saayman, who he said he had been dating for a few months.

“Initially I did not notice the banner. I was aware there was something different about the signage and I thought I had better check it out but I had no clue.” The love-struck pair said that Valentine’s Day was the ideal opportunity to show how much they cared.

Posing for a picture in front of the banner was no effort as they exchanged a big smooch for the camera.

Soar said he liked to think he was a romantic and he tried to show this side by doing little romantic things every few weeks. “Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity but one should not only show how much you care one day a year.”

He said he had known Saayman for eight years but their first attempt at a relationship did not work out. He said their new friendship-turned-romance had been wonderful.

“I am a lucky man!” he said smiling, but the twinkle in his girlfriend’s eyes yesterday showed that his feelings were very much returned.

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