Better than 'puppy' love

On another Valentine's note, the results of the IPA competition to judge whether romance is still alive are in.

Hippo love
Hippo love

People were asked to send in real-life stories of romance and the winning tales were picked by IPA judges. One winner (who wants to remain anonymous) told of her boyfriend giving her photos of toy hippos re-enacting dates they'd had. She writes: "Totally enthralled with the hippos' tales, I turned to the last photo to see one of the hippos proposing to the other." At that point, her boyfriend asked her to marry him. Diary would have just chucked up all over the hippos, but apparently she said yes.