Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Nakd Valentine's Day Giveaway

This month for Valentine's Day I am indulging you in a little Nakd Love!!

 Now for all the visitors who are looking for some other spelling and theme, that is lets say a bit dodgy you have arrived at the wrong site!!


No I am talking those yummy bars of goodness. Nakd Dlight bars.

Nakd with the help of blogger Wallflower Girl have decided to bring out some more delicious recipes. The recipes work very well for Valentine's Day baking, they include Nakd Almond & Raspberry cookies, Nakd Strawberry Tarts and Nakd Chocolate Mousse Pots. All three of these recipes are vegan friendly and gluten free - perfect for the more health conscious lovebirds!!



Nakd also are being very kind as they have offered a scrummy box of Nakd to one lucky reader. (As above)



Almond and Raspberry Cookies


Grain-free, Paleo-friendly and Vegan, these soft and chewy cookies make a wonderful valentine's day gift!




Serves:  20
Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus  30 minutes chilling
Cooking time: 8-10 minutes

Ingredients: 

200g ground almonds
½ tsp gluten-free baking powder
A small pinch of salt
4 tbsp vegan spread or coconut oil
4 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar
½ tsp almond extract
1 Nākd Berry Delight Bar, cut into chips



1.    Preheat the oven to 170c. And line a baking tin with greaseproof paper.

2.      Mix together the ground almonds, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Then add the vegan spread, sweetener and almond extract and mix again until well combined.

3.      Stir in the Nākd Berry Delight chips until evenly incorporated into the mixture.

4.      Transfer the mixture between two sheets of clingfilm wrap and leave in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes, to firm up. Once firm, roll the dough out to about 1cm thickness and cut out your cookie shapes.

5.      Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, keeping a close eye on the oven and rotating the baking sheet a couple of times to prevent it from browning too much. Leave to cool before enjoying!

Nākd Chocolate Mousse Pots


Velvety smooth chocolate mousse topped with crumbled Nākd Cocoa Delight bars and edible flowers for a healthy yet indulgent and sophisticated spring time dessert!







Serves 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus  30 minutes chilling

Ingredients:

For the chocolate mousse:
2 ripe avocados
8 tbsp cocoa powder
8 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar
120ml dairy-free milk

For the topping:
4 Nākd Cocoa Delight bars
Edible flowers



1.    Scoop the flesh out from the avocados and add to a blender, along with the cocoa powder, sweetener and milk. Blend until smooth and creamy.

2.      Divide the mousse equally and spoon into your serving glasses. Leave in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.

3.      Add the Nākd Cocoa Delight bars to a food processor and grind until it turns to rubble.

4.      To serve, spoon the crumbled Nākd bars on top of the mousse pots and top with a few edible flowers.



Nākd Chocolate Strawberry Tarts


A deliciously indulgent dessert with a crunchy chocolate tart shell, creamy smooth chocolate ganache filling and strawberries drizzled with dark chocolate on top. No one will know it's secretly healthy...







Serves 2
Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus  30 minutes chilling

Ingredients:

4 x Nākd Cocoa Crunch Bars
1 small ripe Avocado
4 tbsp cocoa powder
4 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar
1 tbsp coconut oil
Approx 20 strawberries
Optional: dark chocolate, melted, for drizzling on top




1.    Roughly chop the Nākd Cocoa Crunch bars and add to a food processor. Grind until it turns to crumbs. Press the crumbs into 2 non-stick individual tart tins to form the tart crust.

2.      Make the mousse filling by combining the avocado, cocoa powder, sweetener and coconut oil in a blender or food processor and mixing until it forms a smooth, thick ganache.

3.      Fill the tart shells with the ganache mixture and top with strawberries.

4.      Optional: Drizzle some melted chocolate on top for some extra indulgence!


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174 comments:

  1. We won't be doing much this year as usual. Probably just a nice meal in, bottle of wine and dvd!

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  2. my OH makes my favourite steak & chips :)

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  3. My dont really do Valentines but any excuse for a nice dinner :)

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  4. Its a Saturday? so cooking, cleaning, washing........haha I may get a card if I am lucky x

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  5. We are going to go out for a meal!

    Ashleigh

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  6. No plans. My fiancee isn't even going to be here on Valentines Day which makes me sad.

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  7. My plans are to completely stay away from the manic Valentine's weekend so we will be having a pyjama day, my boyfriend will be cooking homemade spaghetti bolognese and we'll be watching Disney's Lady And The Tramp! Like every year mostly :)

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  8. We don't usually do anything....

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  9. my hubby will be making me a nice meal

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  10. I love the look of the chocolate mousse pots omg, I love wallflower girls blog too always stop by xxx

    Blonde Of Carbs

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  11. Nothing much this year, my husband is away for work!

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  12. nothing at all other half will be at work that night

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  13. A relaxing day with my husband and the kids

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  14. Having a takeaway with the OH and kids :-)

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  15. will be a family day as it is also our Daughter's birthday

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  16. I'll be camping with my boyfriend!

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  17. I'm in a long distance relationship and won't be seeing my boyfriend until mid-April so no date night for me! It'll probably be just another Saturday, with me buried under dissertation research. Maybe I'll whip up one of those strawberry tarts for myself! ;)

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  18. We haven't made plans yet. I imagine we'll do something another day when it would be easier to find childcare.

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  19. Nothing planned, we'll probably exchange cards but that's all

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  20. No plans - will get my husband a card, as always.

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  21. No plans. Maybe we'll watch a film together or something.x

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  22. we are going to the local pub for a meal

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  23. We don't really celebrate the commercial day of romance and prefer to pamper when we like, but I will cook him a lovely meal and I think im going to try and bake some heart cookies x

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  24. Nothing as usual just a normal night in

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  25. I will be rock climbing with the OH

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  26. Nothing planned - hoping for a surprise from hubby!

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  27. No plans this Valentines. No money either!

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  28. a fab meal in our favourite restaurant

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  29. going to black pool for a few days x

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  30. a nice meal out in our favourite local Indian

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  31. Snuggling down in front of the tv with a box of chocolates, ready to put my arm around....a lovely hot water bottle. Sadly not a girlfriend, but actually a real hot water bottle!

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  32. I probably won't even notice it.

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  33. Will do a nice meal at home and banish the kids to their bedrooms

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  34. We don't celebrate Valentine's day, we celebrate the 21st instead because it's the anniversary of when we got engaged.

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  35. Knowing my other half, we'll be staying in watching a movie and eating popcorn :)

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  36. We are going to go out for a nice meal :) xx

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  37. What a brilliant idea! I usually eat these bars on their own. As for Valentine's Day. A meal somewhere, but not too sure where yet.

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  38. sofa, husband, pizza and kids :)

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  39. Erm, likely to be a Dominoes.

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  40. never make plans as its all too comercialised

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  41. I'm single so absolutely nothing

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  42. My bf promised to take me somewhere. I don't get my hopes up since last year he said same thing and I ended up booking a table.

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  43. We never celebrate Valentines Day

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  44. I work in the evenings delivering pizzas, so hopefully I will be delivering other people's Valentine treats.

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  45. Erm, no Valentine, no plans lol. Maybe my plans should be to look for a Valentine?

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  46. Pretty simple - just going for a meal with the bf. But i'm very overexcited about it all the same!

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  47. I'll make a nice dinner and hope for a bag of toffees

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  48. I dont think i will be doing anything as i am having surgery on 9th Feb so lets see how i feel!

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  49. Hopefully will involve eating something

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  50. valentines day is also my birthday, but will probably just have a nice meal at home with the oh and the kids.

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  51. just out to dinner with my husband and our son

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  52. We've been together to long to both - we always agree not to get eachother anything but then he does and I feel guilty! eeek! :)

    Jen xx
    www.kitsch-n-sync.com

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  53. Nothing as single so I will be snuggling up watching tv and watching a chick flick I think

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  54. nothing at all, because we can't get a babysitter

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  55. Not a lot, hopefully kids go to bed without fuss and we can have a nice meal

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  56. no plans for me - dont celebrate it

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  57. We have a wedding to go to.. so nothing just for us

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  58. me and my husband don't celebrate valentines day has he has to work

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  59. my valentines is going to be just a meal in and a movie :)

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  60. We'll be staying at home and having a lovely homemade meal - if not, it will be a lazy takeaway and sharing a bottle of wine

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  61. none, don't celebrate it!
    @fionaseaeagle

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  62. Staying in with some nice food and maybe a film.

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  63. Nice quiet lazy chilled evening with a takeaway thai :)

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  64. kids to bed hubby at work and then watch tv

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  65. normally stay in and partner cooks me dinner but I have been told he is taking me out this year, not sure where yet as going to be a surprise!

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  66. a romantic meal that we will cook together to celebrate 20 years from the day he proposed.

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  67. We're having afternoon tea in Stamford

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  68. Having a steak and control of the remote

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  69. no plans at all, I assume my husband will be working and we prob couldn't afford an evening out anyways :(

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  70. A nice meal with the other half at home, lovely to spend time together x

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  71. a nice meal at home with my other half

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  72. We are going out for tapas. Nothing too crazy but a couple of hours of just us rather than having the children in tow!

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  73. We don't have any firm plans, I will most likely make something sweet & heart shaped with the kids & watch a bad 90's movie with hubby so we can have a good giggle.

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  74. We don't feel pressured to do anything but it is a nice excuse to spend time together doing something fun..we are booked on a brewery tour we have wanted to do for a while with dinner after :)

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  75. A lovely dinner & some non alcoholic bubbly for the bump!!

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  76. I'll probably cook something special. Nothing much else. :/

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  77. Staying in watching a film or two may get a take away.

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  78. Well as me and my mum are both single, we are going to buy one of them Valentines Day meal deals from the supermarket and watch a movie lol! How sad................. :P

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  79. Quiet night in watching a film x

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  80. We had no plans, but he did end up taking me for a drink!

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  81. me myself and i and some chocolate :-)

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  82. No plans not spoilt enough

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  83. We spent the evening together while our two year old was at his grandparents, nothing fancy just enjoyed each others company and a hot meal :)

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  84. I got surprise breakfast in bed :)

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  85. we didn't do anything out of the ordinary as we don't need a 'special' day to be romantic!

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  86. had a nice relaxing night in watching tv and chatting.. life is so busy nowadays that some relaxation times a bonus!!

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  87. We tend to just send cards on V day as it's my birthday on the 18th so we do something for that :) xxx

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  88. we had no plans for valentines.

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  89. Flying back from our babymoon in Lanzarote and getting and Indian takeaway!

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  90. We didn't do anything but exchange cards :)

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  91. Quiet night in with lovely meal

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  92. I made a 2 course meal with wine at home for me and the hubby

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  93. We had a takeaway and a glass of wine after the kids went to bed.

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  94. My bf works away so I couldn't spend it with him....went to visit my mum in her nursing home instead! Thanks for the lovely blogs and compsX

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  95. Nothing as usual.

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  96. Didn't really to anything special. Just a normal family day.

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  97. a takeout and dvd, maria blythin

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  98. My husband cooked for me on valentines day, the plan was kids not allowed. But they joined us :)

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  99. No significant other at the moment so it was just another night in.

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  100. We had a meal deal & caught up with some telly - last of the great romantics ;))

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  101. i spent the day with the person i love, and had a great day

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  102. went out for a meal at the blackhouse in leeds!

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  103. Nothing planned. I'm still not so young, free and single

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  104. I worked until 11.30pm :(

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  105. We had sirloin steak (cooked in our George Foreman grill), beer-battered onion rings, fried mushrooms, garden peas & chunky chips. Very tasty! :)

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  106. We just had a meal at home and watched some of our favourite TV programmes.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  107. just making for me and my husband dinner-steaks and staying home as everything is so expense and we have 2 kids and have to budget

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  108. It was my boys birthday so we celebrated that instead.

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  109. Evening at home with the hubby and some bubbles

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  110. I didn't do anything special for Valentine's Day

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  111. We stayed in and my husband cooked a lovely Salmon Wellington and salad with my favourite jelly and ice cream after . I did the washing up he dried and then we sat and watched Casulty and had a cupp'a and a box of chocolates what a treat we had...B Madden

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  112. We had a meal in, cooked by him indoors, he doesn't do flowers or cards so I got a meal instead!

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  113. We had a nice meal at home - a seafood platter, followed by ice cream!

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  114. planning the next year of romance

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  115. I wasn't well so I went to bed (on my own) once my husband got home from work & he got a takeaway for himself & my little girl.

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  116. nothing on a trial seperaton :(

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  117. My husband was away but he sent roses and we had a nice meal when he returned a few days later.

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  118. My husband said to me three days before Valentines "Your expectations aren't high this year are they love?"
    I didn't even get a card :(

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  119. Going for a meal and spending the whole day together

    trevor linvell

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  120. We went to Durham for the weekend to visit friends

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  121. i worked a 12 hour shift in a resturant. i had a lonely meal for one on my break <3

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  122. I was working and dont do Valentines day

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  123. Just a gift for one another, a nice meal in & watching a film :)

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  124. My husband cooked me a nice steak & chips, & we watched TV & scoffed chocolates.

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  125. Hubby and I both unwell this year so a Tesco Meal Deal for us. :(

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  126. We ordered a pizza and caught up on our telly shows :-)

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  127. A meal out with my boyfriend :)

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  128. During the day my hubby worked and did my voluntary job running the Young Archaeologist club in Poole, I then went out for lunch with friends and then in the evening picked hubby up from work. We stayed in and had tapas, i have had a gastric bypass so cant eat that much tapas is the perfect size for me to have different foods (not worth going out for a meal as wont finish it so will be a waste of money) and we had a bottle of wine and watched Dracula Untold

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  129. we got some nice food and just ate in, it was lovely.

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  130. I didn´t have any special plans.

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  131. I stayed in with wine, food and dancing with the girls!

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