Belated Happy Valentine's Day!
I know not everyone is a fan of Valentine's Day but I faced so much cynicism and critique for just being in a relationship yesterday and having Valentine's plans that today, I am not apologising for this post or the fact that it will nauseate some people because I just want to share the love!
Valentine's Day does not have to be romantic love celebrated but all types. I always loved it when I was little. Making cards in primary school and getting Valentine's cards from my Dad signed 'Guess Who' and being baffled by the concept of secret admirers aged 6!
I baked these cupcakes for a gift and thought they looked pretty enough to warrant a few blog pictures. My baking days have been made so much easier by the purchase of my first ever mixer - it's a revelation not having to cream butter and sugar! I also had a domestic geek-out in Lakeland, the first time I visited their relativley new Belfast shop. The baking accesories were adorable and I just couldn't resist heart printed everything, especially the heart shape silicone moulds on sale.
|I love the deep red of this Wedgewood side plate, wish I owned more!|
We went for a lovely Italian meal last night in the Chubby Cherub. I mentioned them on the blog last year and hadn't been back. The decor was very apt for a Valentine's date and the food was nice and simple - bruschettas and goat's cheese pizzas!
Then on for a Blushing Lady cocktail...amazing concotion of vodka and rosewater and grapefruit juice
Have a wonderful rest of week everyone and thank you so much for all your comments and feedback on the fur post - it always makes for an interesting topic!