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!)
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.)
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?
21 February 2013 at 23:49
great curating on this one!
23 April 2013 at 23:11
Oops, just checked it again. Gotta make my life more interesting again 😉
24 April 2013 at 01:09
as they say – “meh” – interesting is for peacocks
19 February 2013 at 14:04
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!
23 April 2013 at 23:10
Just realised I forgot to reply this – your hubby sounds like a sweet guy 🙂 Here’s some virtual chocolate! x
18 February 2013 at 20:54
That moussaka looks seriously lush and those eggs are adorable!! Love the idea of doing a little snapshot of your week!
18 February 2013 at 23:14
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 🙂
16 February 2013 at 00:14
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!
18 February 2013 at 23:06
Looking forward to it! Take your time. Make some silly toast for yourself too – lovely to hear from you 🙂