Weekly Love: Week 166

Happy February! I hope you’ve been enjoying the month so far, and got into the full swing of the foodie week that has just past. On Monday night we put together a Chinese feast to see in the year of the Monkey featuring crispy aromatic duck pancakes, homemade egg fried rice and my new favourite; homemade prawn toasts (who knew they did not have to be at all fatty and oily like the takeaway versions, just crisp and juicy!) And then Tuesday meant Pancake Day, with the traditional family argument over who gets the last crepe, anointed with fresh lemon and vanilla sugar. Honestly, I think I need to find more food festivals to celebrate! 
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1. Sunny Saturdays in Canterbury. | 2. Enjoying the beautiful ‘The Lizzie’ blooms from Bloom & Wild which came right through my letterbox for Valentines Day. (You can get 15% off of your own arrangement – they come with easy to follow instructions – of letter box flowers by using the code RACHELBLOOMS at the checkout!) | 3. Buttermilk waffles with blush oranges and lashings of maple syrup. | 4. Joules bath times with their Blooming Relaxing Bath Soak and their Cottage Herb (a scent I’m totally obsessed by at the moment) scented candle (it is reduced to £6.95 right now!) | 5. A lunchtime Greek mezze feast at Zeus in Canterbury. | 6. Ruffled roses outside the Canterbury florist.

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7. Walking past the fishing boats along Deal Sea Front. | 8. Unpacking two of my beauty heroes from my Feel Unique order: a recent find, Murad’s AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser (which is strong enough to take my makeup and mascara off, but gentle and creamy enough for everyday use – not drying at all) and Moroccanoil, which has kept my long hair sleek and silky since 2012. | 9. The best thing about this time of year? £1 bunches of daffodils in white china jugs on the kitchen table. | 10. Pretty peach doorsteps in Canterbury. | 11. Family lunchtime at the Pop Up Cafe in Deal. | 12. Going for long, brisk and crisp Kentish country walks.

What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? We’re taking my grandmother out for her birthday for lunch, and obviously these waffles will be happing on Sunday morning (with a side of another special Valentines breakfast item I can’t wait to share with you!)