As soon as it hits February, we are pretty much slapped in the face with all things Valentine’s! It can be quite depressing if you’re not in a relationship but I don’t mind it either way because my birthday is on Valentine’s Day so14th February has a completely different meaning to me. I’ve never been a fan of lovey-dovey fluffy teddies and cuddly toys anyway, unless it’s a ridiculously cute bunny rabbit or Boo The Dog.
I do like flowers though – providing they’re not in plant pots – this is very important as I have a phobia of pot plants! I freeze up at the sight up of them! It’s a phobia I’ve had since I was little and I have no idea how it even started. Garden centres are my worst nightmare and eating outside at a BBQ is not my most favourite thing to do! I’m not a fan of those big tree things that are in Nandos, I can’t sit near them or have them in my sight, it makes me very uncomfortable! Most people don’t even notice these things but I really really hate it. Pot plants to me may as well be spiders, I find them both as scary as each other! I know it sounds absolutely stupid, but I think it’s the compost that makes me feel a bit sick. As long as I don’t see that bit, I’m ok! Otherwise I will just run away from it…
This year, a couple of Valentine’s Day gift arrived earlier courtesy of Interflora and Krispy Kreme*! The new doughnuts that has been added to the Krispy Kreme variety are chocolate truffle heart and red velvet cake. Both were very nice but I do still prefer Original Glaze! I was out when the couriers tried to deliver them and they left a note saying “the doughnuts are behind the bin”. Doughnut saboteur! The box of treats weren’t that close to the bin so I toddled back off inside and ate two for lunch! The chocolate truffle heart is very nice, I find the red velvet cake sightly too heavy. They are both yummy, I love Krispy Kreme!
If only every week started with a huge bouquet of roses* and some heart shaped food! I always go for bouquets without lillies in them because the pollen are toxic to cats. Our first cat died from lily poisoning 🙁 It was so sad. Whenever I received any with them in, I have to throw them out. Roses are good though, classic Valentine’s flowers! Interflora prides themselves in customer service and reliability, whenever I have used their services, flowers have always arrived on time and they are so well wrapped, you almost don’t want to cut it all up and put it in a vase. Interflora’s Valentine’s day flowers start from £19.99 (or how about this one for £499.99…wowzers!), some bouquets will come with the vase or a nice box of chocolates! Flowers and chocolate are such cliches, but really it is the PERFECT combo!