Ok, so it's Valentine's Day......not that it means much to us, husband isn't the lovey-dovey type and never has been, I could count on the fingers of one hand (with a couple of fingers missing) the number of times he's got me a card or flowers for Valentine's. So I'm not expecting anything today, and am sure I won't be disappointed! Never mind, I know he loves me.
However, and despite our low spend food challenge this month, we have bought one of the Valentine's Meal Deals (from M&S, no less) for today - simply because we both fancied it, having seen it advertised on TV. We chose Leek & Cheese Souffle Tarts for the starter.....well, we never eat 3 courses, just too much food in one go for us nowadays (well, for me anyway, husband could probably manage it). So instead of having it as a starter, we're having them for lunch with some salad. For the main course we've picked Duck Breasts with Plum Sauce - we both really like duck. We're having Dauphinoise Potatoes as the side dish, I'll do long stem broccoli as well. The pudding is Billionaires Pots, a sort of caramel and Belgian chocolate mini cheesecake affair. A bottle of wine or fizz or box of chocolates is included in the deal - well, I don't drink wine (or any alcohol now come to that), husband's not a great wine lover, so we chose the chocolates.....and very nice they were too, we had them over the weekend. So whilst the £20 cost is much more than I would pay for a dinner I've cooked at home, it's actually 2 meals for us (lunch and dinner), plus a really nice box of chocolates we enjoyed over Saturday and Sunday. Which makes the cost much more acceptable, and anyway, you have to treat yourselves now and then!
It's an expensive day today, well week actually, one way or another. Husband is taking Betty to the vet this morning for her annual check up and booster jab, she's also having ear trouble again so no doubt will have ear drops put in too.....so husband won't get much change out of £100 I don't think. And Wednesday she's going to the groomers, another £15 (which is cheap, it's the local agricultural college who do it). Ah well, she's worth every penny. And I can't complain, not that I would anyway, I'm having to pay £50 to have my ears vacuumed (wax removal by microsuction) on Friday! And apparently it only takes about 10 minutes! 😱
I've finished both caravan throws now.....haven't yet taken photos, I will do when I remember! I've been so enjoying crocheting again lately that I've already started another throw - you can't have too many throws can you? And anyway, I've got plenty of yarn to use up.