Flowers, chocolates, teddy bears, balloons, shock and
surprise were delivered yesterday. Mike's Couriers owner Mike
Williamson (37) said he started Valentine's Day deliveries
yesterday at 6.30am.
''It's the busiest day of the year - by far.''
Most of the early morning deliveries were single red roses to
houses in North Dunedin, he said.
However, deliveries yesterday were to an even mix of homes
When he arrived at some businesses, embarrassed recipients
hid, he said.
He expected his four drivers would deliver about 400
Valentine gifts of flowers, chocolates, teddy bears and
balloons in the wider Dunedin area.
Mr Williamson did not forget his own girlfriend, delivering a
dozen red roses and a chocolate cake to her at work.
Deliveries would continue today for forgetful lovers or those
who blamed international time differences, he said.
Configure Express Dunedin hairdresser Tania Stewart (33) said
the bouquet of sunflowers and white roses she received from
her husband yesterday marked Valentine's Day and their
seventh wedding anniversary.
The flowers were a nice, and deserved, surprise, she said.
She had bought her husband a ''delicious giant gateaux
Hairworks Dunedin hairdresser Kirsty Peters (37) said her
partner, David Griffin (41), had sent her a Valentine's Day
gift for the seven years they had been together.
''My man always gets me flowers.''
Placemakers Dunedin staff member Gwen Macready (43) was at
work yesterday when she received flowers from her husband of
11 years, Justin Macready (42).
''I was pretty shocked and a bit embarrassed.''
He was a busy man and she had expected him to forget
''Here's a confession. He works in the office next to me.
He's the boss. That's why I was embarrassed because he
humiliated me in public, but it was very sweet at the same