Sharing The Love: Last Minute Valentine’s Gifts

Love is in the air do, do, do, do, do, do, love is the air! Yes Valentine’s Day is pretty much upon us. What’s that you say? You’ve forgotten to get the one you love a present? Never fear, for I have spent an evening creating a wonderful list of gifts of love you can make for your partner, your kids, your cat, yourself, basically anyone you truly love. And they’ll never know you may have, sort of, forgot. Obviously these work for other occasions, like anniversaries, saying sorry for forgetting anniversaries. You get the picture.

The full Pinterest Board is here, but here are a few of my favourites….

Printable Breakfast in Bed Kit…

Last Minute Valentines

Valentines for boys (both little and big). If you have any children in your house it’s likely you’ll be regularly stepping on these things (followed by a tiny bit of swearing)…

Last Minute Valentines

You make my heart soar! Printable paper aeroplanes…

Last Minute Valentines

Because, chocolate…

Last Minute Valentines

Because, hot fudge…

Last Minute Valentines

Who doesn’t love a bit of origami?

Last Minute Valentines

And finally, or all the cat ladies (and men) out there, there’s nothing to be ashamed of…

Last Minute Valentines for cats

It’s a Bug’s Life

It’s not everyday that I dream whistfully of biting the head off a beetle and crunching my way through it’s little spikey legs, but yesterday was one such day. No, I have not lost my mind, you see this bug was made of chocolate and was a part of the fantastic new art/confectionary project Boy Meets Bug.

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Yesterday I went to their amazing exhibition at Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow. A room upstairs had been transformed into their own version of Charles Darwin’s parlour complete with escaping animals – luckily all of the chocolate variety.

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From escaping snails to a giant iguana (not to forget the chocolate starfish, snigger ) it was impossible to tell that quite a lot of the room was actually edible.

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Sadly it was the last day of the exhibition yesterday (I was very tardy), however, in September the creations including fossils, insects and pond life will be on sale in Selfridges. Fancy!

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Sarah Hardy one half of the duo behind Boy Eats Bug, who also bakes more conventional cakes, has form for creating unusual sweet treats – may I direct you to her amazing (although slightly unsettling) Christmas cake shaped like a uncooked turkey. As amazing as it is, I think I’ll stick to my mum’s fruit cake as usual this year!