I didn’t just turn 8

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Twiglet and Percy Pineapple

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Oscar and me shocked at the chocolateness of the birthday cake – thanks Mum!

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My birthday cake – it grew flowers!

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Dog-Tired

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I love You.

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Four Hearts and Friendship

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I made these hearts today from a photograph I took of some beautiful roses I bought form the supermarket. They are free to use. A mention of my blog is appreciated – but not a must. You might like to resize them, or add other text or print them out. Have fun! 🙂 xo

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For Jamima (and Helen)

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Gifts from the Heart

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Photos above: Homemade cooked meals. 1). Chicken, sweet peppers and tomatoes stir fry in coconut milk, Thai style; 2). Prawns fried in coconut and olive oil and served as a salad with a (bought) spicy cucumber dip and crackers.

I think most people would agree that the best gifts are the handmade sort – be that a special meal, or a home-made card, or some other gift that has been created by the giver. It doesn’t have to be something elaborate – simple and thoughtful will nicely do too!

Whilst Valentine’s is focused on new and old lovers, friends and family members can also be remembered with a card or a gift. It is nice to be considered. Those in relationships ought not to take their other half for granted, because being romantic and kind is something needed and appreciated in everyday life. Of course, these acts only strengthen the union between two people.

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Photos above: All handmade by me. The Rose Heart and Hanging Bat made in polymer clay, acrylics-painted and embellished. A present for my fiance. The bottom item, The Hanging Heart Earring Holder, was upcycled from a ham tin! The earrings I put together myself, connecting the enamel objects onto earring wires. A present for my mum. By the way…the rose from the first gift, and, the heart from the second, glow in the dark!

Photo below: The Love Rival (of John). He’s a handsome beast, isn’t he? 😉

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Saturday Morning

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Photo above: Chester, my beautiful Jack Russell dog sleeping alongside the ginger-coloured Chihuahua puppy, Twiglet.

Photo below: Chester, the Jack Russell; photo below this: Twiglet, the Chihuahua.

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Have a Lovely Weekend, Beautiful Friends! 🙂 xox

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Be My Valentine’s

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Photo of me after putting on my make-up.

What does

Valentine’s Day

mean to you? Are you doing anything special this year?  I’d love to hear from you.

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I plan on making a special cake and giving handmade gifts. My fiance is not the romantic sort, unfortunately, so I don’t have high hopes for those kinds of gestures from him – is your other half like this? Money is tight anyway – no restaurant meals here. I’m happy though, if my dogs are happy and we have what we really need. Despite my long-term poor health, and all the poop that goes with that, and certain family estrangements I feel blessed in many ways. My WordPress friends are one of those blessings. Thank you for the friendship. And, if like me, your partner isn’t a hearts-and-flowers kind of person, or you are a fabulous singleton let me send you a Valentine’s Hug

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and some pretty nostalgic pictures.

Love You!!!

Faith and Oscar Dandelion + co xox

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DIY Alternative To The “Cone of Shame”! (ReBlog) #sewchat

Back last Summer, Fifi had some mammary tumours removed and had to wear the Cone Of Shame for ten days. She hated it for the first few days, then gradually adapted to moving and sleeping with an un…

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