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Our Valentine’s Day

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Well we had a few plans up our sleeves for Valentine’s Day, but ended up just taking the day as it came! It was wonderful! If we got to do something, then we felt it was meant to be, if not, then it wasn’t the Valentine’s we were supposed to have.

First stop, The Prince Charles Cinema, where we just managed to get tickets to see Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It was almost sold-out when we got there. You got a free drink with your ticket. We opted for Coke to go with our popcorn. A lot of people had dressed up in their best 1960’s/Audrey Hepburn attire, it was adorable!

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A walk through Soho, looking at the lanterns strung along the streets for Chinese New Year.

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Dinner at Kua’ Aina, a Hawaiian North Shore treasure since 1975, they have opened two branches in London and we decided to try the Carnaby St. location last night. They serve a selection of Kona Brewing Co. beer and we are big fans, so that was a treat as well. Nothing like the sweet taste of grilled pineapple to make you a happy camper!

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It was a nice day, no pressure, no rushing around, just breathing in each other and the world around us.

Valentine’s Day Pins

Tomorrow is a pink, red and white filled day of LOVE. I love the sweetness of Valentine’s Day, but I think it is important to spread your love around. Don’t save it for one day, let someone know that you care about them and that they matter to you any chance you get, because you never know when you might not have the chance again.

Here’s a few things I’ve been pinning lately to celebrate the day:

Jennifer Michie Valentine Pins 2015

1. You’re A Perfect Peach // The Alison Show
2. Lovebug Pins // Adventures in Fashion
3. Mini Jam Swirled Donuts // Joy the Baker
4. Handmade Treat Pouches // Minted
5. Valentine’s Crackers // Oh Happy Day
6. Valentine’s Bark // Pink Patisserie
7. DIY Paper Hearts // Cakies
8. Heart Favors // Oh Happy Day
9. Goldfish Valentine // Oh Happy Day

{Pinned HERE // Follow me HERE}

Orchids

Valentine Flowers 2014

I love orchids. I have the perfect windowsill for them in the cottage and they are incredibly happy there. I have a gorgeous snow white one and a deep purple velvet one. My snow white orchid has just finished blooming. We had big snowflake colored blooms all through Christmas.

Mr. Michie gave me another orchid for Valentine’s Day. It is a sunny yellow with a sprinkle and speckle of deep aubergine inside. It is definitely the sunshine on my windowsill with all the rainy days we have been having.

St. Valentine’s Day Pins

Here’s a few things I’ve been pinning to my Valentine Board. I am so excited that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! I am working on making a very special dessert as my contribution to our Valentine’s dinner date!

Be My Valentine Pins 2014

1. Valentine’s Sugar Cookies with Poured Royal Icing, Bakers Royale
2. Be Your Own Valentine, Phoebe Wahl
3. xoxo tic tac toe cookies, Annie’s Eats
4. Sweetheart Charms, The Purl Bee
5. Will Zoo Be Mine?, Blue Robin Cottage

{Follow me on Pinterest HERE, all images pinned to my Will You Be My Valentine Board}

The Day After Valentine’s

We had such a lovely Valentine’s Day Evening. I finished up dessert when we got in from work and Mr. Michie started getting his dinner ingredients ready.

I had made a chocolate cream pie for dessert. My poor beaters made it just till the cream was perfectly whipped and then sputtered, coughed and died. So I will be getting new beaters over our half term break, which is next week.

One, day I shall have a KitchenAid Mixer when we have more space, but for now, beaters it is. KitchenAid mixers are just kitchen dreams right now and you should always have something to dream about!

Mr. Michie made the most delicious garlic butter infused roasted chicken on a bed of roasted red peppers and pasta with homemade pesto. It was heaven!

My cream pie was extremely tasty, the perfect chocolate to cream balance, but unfortunately my crust did not cooperate, so it didn’t slice very pretty, but it tasted delicious-e-oso! It just didn’t do justice to Mr. Michie’s fancy Valentine’s plate presentation.

 

I am so happy that today is Friday, that it marks the beginning of the weekend and the beginning of our 1/2 term break!

{The recipe I used was from the King Arthur Flour Company – it is definitely worth trying, it tasted like a truly old-fashioned diner kinda pie – however, I did make my whipped cream as I normally do and I used store bought pastry, so I didn’t follow their directions to the letter}

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I spent last night working on my dessert for dinner tonight. I am making a chocolate cream pie.

I also made almost 3 dozen doughnuts. Some as my Valentine’s breakfast for Mr. Michie, some for work and some for our neighbors.

Mr. Michie surprised me last night with an early gift, he came home with a posy of flowers just for me, I love it. They are perfect!

I hope that you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day today, wherever you may be!