Do you ever look at your old posts? I sometimes wander back to a post of mine from a year ago, or three on my Anna blog. My wander on Saturday took me to this one. I was quite Deliously Ella mad around then. Anyway, I realised that I hadn't made, nor eaten, what I called my 'chocolaty balls of Gorgeousness ' for a long time. The recipe is in the post highlighted.
On Sunday Mr Him went down with a fever and our planned trip to a pub for 'investigative journalism' was cancelled. With a free day I made a batch of those chocolate truffley 'balls of gorgeousness', things. Perfect timing with dates in the shops currently (well, as dates are seasonal and the blog is a year on this is more than coincidence. It is astute planning. )
Be warned if you have a go at making these. It's a messy and sticky activity, but oh so worth it. Having made them I popped them into the freezer. I did eat one Sunday evening, and broke a brace. Aaaghh. I should have let it defrost first. Silly me.
On Saturday evening Mr Him took me out for a Valentine's meal. A curry in one of our many Indian restaurants. I wore a 4 year old outfit that comes out this time of year for slightly smart dining. I have this twinset in black and in burgundy. It came with a matching infinity scarf.
On Saturday we had snow so I wore the scarf and a necklace so my options for warmth were open in the restaurant. You never know whether you'll be cold or hot.
To walk to town I wrapped up in a burgundy coat. It's a clever little number. It's reversible. This time I wore the furry side outer. I love the layered pattern in the light. I got my coat 3 years ago but in limited sizes it appears to be still available here in the UK. Similar is here in the USA but without a hood here
Mr Him dressed in layers too.
We stopped at our new favourite Tavern for a beer on the way.
Poppadoms to start, of course.
My curry was a chicken Goan masala.