The 29th February is but a week away, so for those ladies who want to abide by tradition and get down on one knee, planning needs to be underway!

Legend has it that an Irish nun, St Bridget, complained to St Patrick that women had to wait too long for their men to propose, so he over ruled and gave women the opportunity to ask their men the all-important question every four years. Other legends say this tradition goes back to when the leap year day was not recognised under English law, so women could break the convention of a man proposing.

So if you want to break tradition and make the ultimate declaration of love to your partner then Monday 29th February is the perfect day to get down on one knee!