Sunday, 15 February 2015

Valentine's with a twist...

Hello lovelies!

I know I'm a day late, but I really hope that you all got the Valentine's Day that you wished for yesterday!  Last year I did a post all about enjoying Valentine's even if you are single, which you can check out here, and I cooked a meal for my Mister.  This year however he offered to do the cooking, so I thought it would be fun to take some snaps of our day!  We've been together for almost ten years so we don't really buy into the whole Valentine's thing any more, but we always make sure we do something special to mark the occasion.  So here it is, our Valentine's in iPhone shots!

Slutty Brownies *cake alert*...

One of my favourite blogs to read is 'The Londoner'  so I'm going to credit this part of my post to Rosie, the author of said blog, for this amazing idea!  When I was catching up on my blog reading this week I came across her Valentine's recipe for a 'Slutty Brownie Sundae' and as my Mister is a chocolate addict, I thought I'd give it a whirl.  I know, I know, I've already said it was his turn to cook, but what better way to say thanks than with a chocolate coma in a jar.  I won't painstakingly take you through the recipe, as you can find the method for both the brownies and the sundae on Rosie's lovely blog.  However, I will show you the process...

I thought I'd show off my apron in the photos (it's not often I sport an apron, but this beauty was a Christmas present from Chris's sister Helen and her partner Emma and I must say I love it!), domestic goddess eat your heart out!!  I used Chocolate Creme Oreos in the middle of my brownies (I want to say this was a culinary choice but I bought the wrong ones ha!) and I'm not gonna lie, they were absolutely schamazing!!  In fact there are still some brownies left in the cake tin as I type that I'm pretending aren't there, otherwise I'd eat the lot!  I was quite impressed with my brownie making skills (I licked the bowl so knew they'd be pretty good...thanks Betty Crocker!) so after a quick clean up, I decided to chill and get ready for my Mister's Valentine's meal delights!

A little bit of Lush...

Nothing quite beats a pamper session than a Lush product, and once again their Valentine's range did not fail to disappoint.  I got a mammoth amount of Lush stuff from Santa this year, but treated myself to this lovely 'Bubbleroon' for my Valentine's bath because I didn't want to miss out.  And the 'looks like a macaroon' part had me at hello!  Ooh la la it was good!


Even though we were staying in, I thought as I wasn't cooking I'd make the effort and dress up just like I would if I was going out for a meal.  Whilst it might seem like a lot of effort, it's nice to dress up especially when you know that you can take your heels off if your feet hurt!!  Here's what I wore...

 Valentine's OOTD (no, I don't know what I'm doing with my arm either...!):

Scarf and brooch: Vivienne Westwood 
Top: Topshop peplum style
Leather skirt: Miss Selfridge
Shoes: French Connection

Dinner is served...

My Mister chose M & S food for us, starting with a sweet potato and mixed bean soup and I was so hungry I forgot to take a photo of it!!  It was really nice though!  He followed it up with this...

Delicious beef cooked to perfection, mixed veg and garlic and parsley potatoes.  Mmmm...I ate every last bit and washed it down with a lovely glass of red.  Then all that was left to do was eat the 'Slutty Brownie Sundaes'... the Sundae is my Mister's but knowing I would fall into a chocolate coma before I finished, I opted for a smaller brownie with an ice cream and whipped cream topping.  But the verdict...oohhh eemmm geeee!  And I think he might have liked it too...


As I said before, we don't really buy in to Valentine's gifts but we did get each other a little something.  Plus it's always nice to have a card to open because I absolutely love greeting's cards!  Here's what we got...

I love the card Chris got me of the cute bear holding the flowers.  Knowing that pralines are my favourite things in the world. EVER. he also did really well with my gift.  I bought him the little lovebug (when you squeeze it it sings 'Be My Baby'...I thought it was hilarious! Just me? Okay then ha!)  I also got him the Belgian sea shell chocolates and I LOVED his funny card (I'm not a psycho girlfriend; I promise I bought it as a joke!!).  I'd like to say we both bought the matching gift bags by complete coincidence as we are so connected and telepathic...but the real reason is that Chris is a big old copycat!  And that for Valentine's gifts, you can't beat Sainsbury's!

I loved Valentine's this year and I hope you've enjoyed a little peak at ours!
What did you get up to?



  1. Looks so yummy! Love this post!

  2. That is a LOT of Oreos for two people! Outstanding effort! I really should give baking a go myself ... I keep using the excuse of not having enough room in our tiny kitchen!

    Simon got me the Prince Charming shower gel for Valentines which I LOVE, I got him Taken 1 and 2 on Bluray (it's what he wanted ... not very romantic!)

    Chris looks ridiculously high on slutty brownies!


    1. Haha we didn't eat them all! There were lots of slutty brownies left! Chris has had two today but I've jumped right back on slimming world so back within my syns! Sounds like a good Valentine's to me :)

      Chris loves chocolate anything ha xxx

  3. I loveeeeee Slutty Brownies - all Rose's recipes look delicious!

    Lovely post and well done on making yours look just as good! x


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