Fionola Meredith: Spare me the schmaltz: those tacky, tawdry Valentine's Day roses belong in the rubbish bin
It was the grotesque bunch of roses that really got me. There they were, at the centre of a huge Valentine's Day display, but these roses weren't the ubiquitous red kind that you traditionally see. Instead, each petal had been artificially coloured in lurid shades of blue, pink and purple, and were liberally doused in silver glitter. Nasty.