Monday, 17 February 2014

Valentine’s Day Fireworks Surprise

I don’t know if it’s obvious from a quick glance through my blog, but I’m quite a fan of eating out – usually, any excuse and I’m the first in the queue, making reservations at any and every restaurant I’ve been looking for a reason to dine out at. Valentine’s Day, however, is the one exception to my rule. Restaurants are so much more expensive, and busier, and you have to eat from a set menu which often doesn’t include things from the a la carte menu I’d really want to order, and it all just seems like a bit of an unnecessary fuss. That doesn’t mean I don’t like to celebrate it, though – as much as it might be seen as a clichéd, Hallmark-invented day, I think it’s always nice to take a moment and be grateful for the people in your life who love you. So this Valentine’s Day I decided we would stay at home and I (shock horror) would cook.


The evening started well with my boyfriend spoiling me with a card and gifts. I then shooed him off to the gym so I could set the table!





I decided to cook all his favourite foods – mini toad in the hole and cold meats for a starter…



Steak (with macaroni cheese and homemade chips) as a side.


Too full for dessert, we flopped on the sofa and listened to music. I was really happy and felt it had been a lovely evening.


Now, I may have mentioned before that I live within a stone’s throw of the o2 (or the Millennium Dome, as some of you oldies may still call it). Around 10pm, we heard some almighty bangs from outside. It had been raining and blowing a gale outside all day, so I initially assumed it was thunder, but when we got up to look, we realised it was fireworks over the river!



Despite my boyfriend’s pessimistic belief that they would be over by the time we got outside, I insisted we give it a go, and we hurriedly pulled our shoes and coats on and rushed downstairs. When we got there, we realised that they weren’t just any old fireworks…



They were heart shaped fireworks!





It was such a beautiful, exciting moment – the icing on the cake of what was already a perfect evening. I hope you all had a lovely evening too!  

14 comments:

  1. Cool you cook and the food looks delicious great job doll and how awesome to see heart fireworks perfect to end the evening. Enjoy your day.
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    1. Thank you! Hope you had a lovely day too xx

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  2. Oohhh sounds like you had a lovely valentines day! I really enjoyed watching your pictures :)

    xxx
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    1. I really did! Glad you enjoyed xx

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  3. Ah that's so sweet :) valentines dinners seem silly to me if they're in public because it makes it less special and personal but yours seems so lovely!

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    Katy xx

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    1. Agreed - staying at home is so much more fun :) xx

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful evening, I'm near the 02 and didn't see the fireworks, boohoo x

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    1. Boo! Did you hear 'thunder' and maybe see some pink lightening?! Haha xx

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  5. really nice day you had!!! ;)

    and.. who won the victoria secret's giveaway??
    thanks
    Alice

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    1. Ooh I'll be announcing soon - keep reading :) xx

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  6. Aw how lovely! And your meal sounds incredible! Your boyfriend must have been so impressed!

    Jenn | PhotoJennic

    x

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  7. Sounds like you had a lovely Valentines, those heart shaped fireworks are too cute!

    Yasmeen x
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  8. Awww how lovely!! I totally agree with the restaurant thing - every day of the year except for V day!!

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  9. Cooking is so much more thoughtful and personal :) glad you had a good Valentine's day. Those candles are gorgeous, by the way :)
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