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A mindful, grateful, creative life: Life constantly hurls lemons at us. I’m on a mission to make lemonade as best I can, by God’s grace.

Jumping on the bandwagon of lurrrrve?

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Love Hearts at Westfield E20 | this is lemonade

Love Hearts at Westfield E20

This week has seen two festivals celebrated a lot with the colour red. The Chinese Lunar New Year and yesterday’s Valentine’s Day. Without further ado, I’m going to share some photos of my red week. No overdosing on chocolate for me last night in the name of love, just as I haven’t done Lent properly before, I don’t really do Valentine’s either. But there’s no need to hate. It’s always good to be reminded of our need to show love – I served up a good meal, and to make it truly a special and meaningful occasion, I didn’t take photos! (I have to say though, I made proper nice roasted potatoes for the first time, and they were delish if I do say so myself – I’m having the leftovers tonight and I can’t wait, ha!)

Chinese New Year of the Snake | this is lemonade

Chinese New Year of the Snake – took me a while to realise the numbers are a snake!

Red Tape | this is lemonade

Red Tape – I used one to decorate one of my handmade mini sketchbooks

Fattet Moussaka at Le Comptoir Libanais | this is lemonade

Fattet Moussaka at Le Comptoir Libanais with aubergines and pomegranate seeds – very yum!

Red Bike Racks at Westfield E20 | this is lemonade

Red Bike Racks at Westfield E20 – I really liked these!

Strawberry FroYo in the making | this is lemonade

Strawberry FroYo in the making

OK so this last one is not red, but I could not help it. I’m a one trick pony, old dog, old tricks… whatever, but after Christmas, I bought myself a heart shaped cookie cutter, and look what I did with it 😛 (I did have to pour out the runnier, outer part of the egg white though, as the hole is smaller than the one I usually cut out with a glass.)

Sunny Fried Toasties Valentines Edition | this is lemonade

Sunny Fried Toasties Valentines Edition

I must say I’m not the world’s biggest fan of Valentine’s Day. I avoid all the red aisles in the supermarket and gasp audibly at the hiked up prices of flowers and chocolates to my own embarrassment. But I’m thankful for the reminder to treasure those I love more and to show my appreciation of them. I thought this article was quite a meaningful one, despite romantic love being all well and good. From a glance at the comments though, a lot of people don’t agree. What do you think? Did you celebrate Valentine’s Day?

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9 thoughts on “Jumping on the bandwagon of lurrrrve?

  1. great curating on this one!

  2. For some reason I don’t fancy Valentine’s Day either. I have a “love of my life” but … I don’t know I just think coming off of Christmas celebration takes it’s toll. On a long trip this weekend I asked my husband to name 10 reasons why he loves me.. I knew he would hate that! anyway, after all his funny “you smell good” ones he ends with, “You are easy to please, I don’t have to go and buy these huge gifts for Valentine’s Day. You are pleased with a box of chocolates and a kiss.” That’s me, give me the chocolate!

  3. That moussaka looks seriously lush and those eggs are adorable!! Love the idea of doing a little snapshot of your week!

    • Thanks! Don’t be getting used to a weekly snapshot – my weeks aren’t usually very interesting ha! But, I must say that moussaka was delish. I thought it’d be really too much, but it wasn’t. I’m dreaming of making it at home 🙂

  4. Love love love the toast! So cute, just been writing part of my update posting (it’s a long one!) I will be putting our valentines celebrations on there!

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