Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Day 45 - Happy Valentine's Day

So it's Valentine's Day today - the day when you either give in to the commercialism of the industry, or stubbornly refuse to give in and refuse to partake in its silliness, or you gloat about your loving partner and all the flowers and presents they shower you with, or you wallow in self-pity if you're single and scoff at silly people who pay inflated prices for flowers. At the end of the day, it's really just another Tuesday, with a lot more people than usual walking around carrying flowers in their hands.

As for me, I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day itself as I agree that it's over commercialised and a great excuse to push stock of chocolates and flowers, but I think it serves as a good gentle reminder for all of us to be grateful for what we have, regardless of whether we're in a relationship or not, plus sometimes its fun to just give in and indulge in all the silliness!

Today, I was one of those bitches lucky ducks who was walking around with flowers. Thank you Bretty for always spoiling me, today and everyday.
Valentine's Day flowers

I overheard a girl on the street saying to the guy next to her while pointing at my flowers, "Look, that girl got a whole bouquet of roses and not just one lame rose on its own!"

Brett and I went out for dinner at a new French eatery, Mr Mason. I actually made the booking and kept the venue as a surprise because, well, Brett is a Mr Mason, and I thought it'd be funny to see his reaction!

His reaction was, "Are you serious?! Are we eating here?"
Mr Mason at Mr Mason

And eat, we did! We started off with an amuse bouche of smoked salmon and beetroot jelly, which we thought resembled a pretty garden in a glass...
Amuse bouche

...then chased after it with an entree of crisp confit chicken with tabbies, smoked butter and leeks, paired with a glass of Domaine Joseph Cattin Pinot Blanc 2009 (which was lovely - very soft and fruity)...
Crisp confit chicken

...followed by a main of pork belly (mmmm crackling) with vanilla apple puree, balsamic onions and cavalo nero, which we enjoyed with a Louis Jadut Beajolais Gamay 2009...
Pork belly

...by then we were quite full, but had to make room for a peach melba, which came with a glass of Forrest Hill Nobel Riesling 2008.
Peach melba

It was a fun yet relaxing way to spend Valentine's Day...

And I was even lucky enough to spot a face!
Smiley round face

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!


  1. lol I swear you can't go a day without spotting a face! How do you keep doing it? I just walk right past them!

    1. As blind as I am, I walk around with my eyes open unlike you :P the faces tend to jump out at me!


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