HAPPY Valentines day!

By Alice on Saturday February 14th 2009 at 12:22

We just went for a quick walk with Jemima to get some more dog food and walking through town was really funny as everyone was carrying flowers!! Last night (whilst watching Snow Monkey on tv) i ate a pomegranate, and I’d not had one for ages and it was really yummy…

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The pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing to between five and eight metres tall. The pomegranate is native to the region from Iran to the Himalayas in northern India and has been cultivated and naturalized over the whole Mediterranean region and the Caucasus since ancient times.

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Brimming with vitamins A, C, E and iron, the pomegranate has been cultivated since pre-historic time and pomegranate juice contains the highest antioxidant capacity compared to other juices, red wine and green tea, and they’re really fun to eat! If you’ve not had one for a while, you’d best go and buy one! If you’ve never tried one - then you must go and buy one!

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Snow Monkey was really good - I loved it when their faces went bright red because they got so hot in the natural hot-springs!

I took this photo on Wednsday evening - seeing the surprise rainbow out of the window really cheered me up!

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This is my Christmas Hyacinth - it had to live in the fridge for 5 weeks to keep all cold - and for about the first 2 weeks I’d put the bulb upside down in the vase!! Luckily Mark’s Mum noticed my error and the Christmas Hyacinth is now doing very well. It’s stint in the fridge is over and it’s in a sunny position witing for it to grow and flower!

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These are it’s roots…

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This last week has been very incredibly BUSY! I’ve had lots of orders to sort out, lots of wedding stationery to work on, meetings and lots of freelance work…...... I’ve been working on a 60th Birthday invite, a book cover design for Penguin, a logo for a new wedding company, a CD design for 4 harpists, and a flyer for a carraige company. Yesterday I had a hire car for the day - a brand new blue Clio - and I drove to Bicester for a meeting. Then I went to Oxford train station to meet up with Aleshia for the very fist time (the Extinction Sucks lady) who’s over from Australia for a week, and she’s lovely - it was really nice to meet her face to face, she’s so full of life and enthusiasm which was GREAT! We managed to squeeze lots of talking, ideas and a hot chooclate into about 20 minutes! And then I went to spend the rest of the afternoon with Nanny which was really nice - we had a nice long chat, some cups of tea and some nice flapjack biscuits from M+S! I then drove home in my hire car, loving the controls for the volume on the steering wheel and the funny lights that seem to look where you are turning (which really freaked me out at first)! It was a shame to have to hand it back.

I got MArk a really cool Rob Ryan book for valentines day. Here’s some of his work…

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