Happy Valentine's Day, dear Reader
Despite the de-cluttering, these heart cushions came out for their annual appearance...
and my little marble 'Si' from Rome...
Mr Cardinal took me out to lunch at the local Garden Centre -
where there is always a selection of sculptural art on display.
We liked these giant leaf-like forms..
A beautiful lunch with all vegetables and herbs grown on site..
Later I made our traditional heart-shaped sponge cake, festooned in pink.
As you do..
The humidity had lessened, after days of record-breaking heat, which allowed the eggs to beat beautifully and the cake to rise to the occasion...
I found these at H&M - a bit Picasso, don't you think?
and a little red velvet bag, because when the temperatures go above 40c, we like to dream of Winter..
Last Sunday, we are told, the Eastern part of Australia was the hottest place on the planet...
It does make normal life difficult to organise..we had a long power blackout, due to the overloading of the State's power grid..
Last night, there was a massive thunder-storm, lots of lightning and thunder although not a lot of rain, but what we had was very welcome for our parched lawn and plants..
Did you like Kate's new floral gown for the BAFTAS?
I loved the bunches of violets all over the skirt,
and don't these two look like happy little Valentines..