Yes, Tuesday next week (13th Feb) is Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day – and whatever people's beliefs it's a good excuse for the making and enjoying of pancakes. Give yourself a treat.
Wednesday 14th is a double celebration day: Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent), and of course Valentine's Day.
Ash Wednesday for many people marks the beginning of the season of Lent; but you don't have to be religious to take time to reflect and think back, take stock and resolve to move forward with renewed enthusiasm and purpose.
Why not, during the traditional 40 days of Lent, instead of giving something up – aim to do or say something positive and helpful everyday: it's amazing the effect it has on everyone!
And don't forget to let the one you love know that you do – secretly and anonymously if you wish, but hey, why not just do it?!
So a significant week – or it could be: it's up to us to make the most of it.