DIY Valentines

Here is a little round-up of all the cute Valentines ideas I have found on the world wide web this year:

1. This DIY heart stamp is really adorable - the blog link is to a cute blog in Istanbul. The photos of the how-to speak for themselves.

2. The heart balloons make this Valentines over on Oh Happy Day. The tatty valentine comes in a runner up for my second favourite.

3. Naughts and Crosses biscuits look like so much fun.

4. Sparkly heart stirrers - I have no idea when it would be necessary to make/use these, I really wish there would be that kind of event that would make it necessary!

As for us? This Valentines I'll be making these biscuits with Lulu & Nick. Do you celebrate Valentines Day? If you do, what will you be doing to celebrate Valentines this year? I love the idea of having a Galentines party ala Lesley Knope from Parks and Rec. Then you could make the sparkly heart stirrers! Yes! Am glad we have come across an event that we need sparkly heart stirrers for!

You can check out last years Valentines ideas HERE and even more Valentines ideas HERE

Valentine's Day with the Crocodiles

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On Valentine's Day the NT Museum held a fundraiser for a new home for the museum's crocodile, Sweetheart. Sweetheart has lived at the museum ever since he died at the hands of Park Rangers (read more here) Sweetheart currently lives in a display case that looks a little like something you'd find in a shopping centre so the museum is looking to raise funds to house her in something a little more appropriate.

The fundraiser was a cocktail party held a Crocosaurus Cove, a crocodile park in the middle of Darwin's CBD. Here tourists can hold baby crocodiles, feed the crocodiles (they call it fishing for crocodiles as they feed them using fishing lines) or 'swim' with the crocs in the cage of death. For this event, only the first two were one offer. And, by the way, there is no way you would ever get me to swim with the crocs. When I was 8 I did swim in a waterhole where they found a crocodile a few days later, but I would never knowingly swim with crocodiles.  The feeding was scary enough as it was. I was sure to have my champagne & bag aside so I could focus on the fast at hand (not getting eaten) but others were much braver than me & could multitask with champagne and crocodile feeding!

As for the holding, well, it turns out that crocodiles liked to be stroked just like cats do. You could just tell the croc was loving it. Though in the photo below the croc dose not look impressed at all, but later, once we got to know each other better... All jokes aside, it was a great night & if you are ever in Darwin, check out Crocosaurus cove.
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Below is a full photo of my dress by Australian label Minty Meets Munt.
GIRL IN THE PJS: Minty Meets Munt black dress