The last time I received flowers from my husband was Mother's Day 2008 - nearly a year ago. Today I was choosing my '"Dine In for £10" selection from M&S ( lasagna, garlic ciabatta , profiteroles and red plonk in case you're interested) when I came across a bunch of pale pink tulips. I felt compelled to buy them. One hour later my husband walked through the door with a bunch of flowers from M&S - telepathy or what. Now I wonder if I gazed long enough at an online ad for the lovely cream Kitchenaid Food Mixer, would it have the same effect ? Unlikely but I can at least try.