I’ve never really been one for celebrating Valentine’s day- I put this down to having received very few cards over the years. I’m not keen on cut flowers but am a serious chocoholic, so it’s could go one of two ways!
Anyway, it’s an excuse it paint my nails and that’s good enough for me!
The other obvious thing to do on a weekend is have a tea party. And funnily enough it coincided with a need for an engagement party.
I’m not going to lie, I’m incredible at tea parties. I believe in doing things properly, so I begrudge buying anything in but this means I have to slave away for hours to get the results.
I also have a real thing for the details so have, for a long time, been collecting crockery and special objects to set the scene.
Normally I talk my guests through the names of dishes, the ingredients, whether they’re halal slash vegetarian slash suitable for people allergic to pepper. But frankly I couldn’t be bothered this time, so I made labels.
I also got fed up with doing the usual cucumber, egg, smoked salmon and ham sandwiches so thought I’d mix it up a bit.
Another caramelised banana and rum sandwich, Vicar?
Alright, there wasn’t a vicar present but you get the idea.
Champagne with mango juice ice cubes and edible glitter
Chorizo & apple sausage rolls
Chicken & mayo rolls
Egg mayonnaise & smoked salmon on French bread
Chocolate spread & sprinkles sandwiches
Caramelised banana and rum sandwiches
Tyrell’s Swanky Vegetable Crisps
Layered chocolate cake
Cucumber with pesto cream cheese
Sticky date flapjack
Needless to say we had a fabulous time.