Valentine’s Day 2017

‘Did you receive a delivery?’ Hubbie enquired me as soon as I walked into his office. I was like ‘???’ Was I supposed to wait for any delivery? Did he mention it last night?? ‘So you didn’t receive roses I arranged?’ He looked very disappointed. Apparently, he ordered flowers for me and paid an extra so they would be delivered before 1pm. Oh dear, I would have waited for it if only I knew about it. ‘Well, that wouldn’t be a surprise, would it?’, Hubbie shrugged his shoulders. I felt bad about him having to divulge the secret…

Before the delivery incident, I gave him a card and chocolates in the morning…

The missing delivery was looked after by one of my neighbours. Despite being left in a hallway with no water for more six hours, the roses from Bloom&Wild were in remarkably good condition. I was very impressed.

For our Valentine’s Day dinner, we tried to book a table at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen. Since the restaurant was a stone’s throw away from our home, and it meant we wouldn’t have to leave Bella alone too long.

Unfortunately, they were fully booked until 10pm. So we decided to eat at The Eagle

Cider & burger! It may not be the most romantic food for Valentine’s Day, but we felt like it.

Bella was crashing out, wedging herself between me and a cushion…

She was curling up like s fur ball…

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Dining with pooches!

M VICTORIA ST’S SIX LEGS BRUNCH GIVES US ALL PAWS FOR THOUGHT It’s official. The world is becoming more and more dog-friendly. Many airlines will now let your canine companion travel beside you in the cabin, while an increasing number of hotels allow pets. Not to mention the dog cafes that are springing up everywhere. […]

via Dine with your dog at M Victoria St, London — 5 Things To Do Today

They’ve been framed

This is one of the images of Sonya and Glenn of Echobelly captured by Hubbie last last weekend

The image depicts the magic of Echobelly well. Their music is so deep and sensual. I can hardly wait to visit their gig again!

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Artist on Regent St

I saw a guy painting a streetsacpe of Regent Street while I was hurrying towards my dentist on Harley Street.

He was busy moving his brush on the canvas and completely oblivious of curious passers-by. In the distance, the spire of All Souls Church was blending into a typical wintry sky of London…

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Brexit Banana?

One thing I have noticed most acutely about the effect of Brexit is through the bananas I buy from an online supermarket Ocado. Their bananas used to be well-formed and bruise-free, definitely better than Sainsbury’s or Tesoc’s. However, Ocado’s bananas are absolutely terrible nowadays, some of them are worse than Co-op’s!

I paid £1.75 for these bruisers…

This has to do with a weaker pound as a result of the referendum, doesn’t it? The trade negotiations haven’t even started yet, therefore, everything is still up in the air. However, it is unlikely that the British currency will ever be as strong as it used to be, and we will have to accept the reality that all the imports will be more expensive or inferior quality or both. *sigh*

Please don’t chew up my slider, Bella…

Because I don’t know if I can afford the replacement in future!

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