My Valentine? He's handsome, athletic, with sweet brown eyes and likes walks on the beach. Yeh that's right, he's a dog!
Unfortunately that's not the case for me... I find myself this Valentine's Day, wishing I had that special someone to lick my hand, come with me on romantic walks along the sea front and share with me all my leftovers. Here are some tips for you if you find yourself alone this Valentines without a furry friend and what I'll most likely be doing!
1. Make a mix tape
Everyone loves a mixtape, but this time it's different ! This mixtape is filled with songs which feature the love of your life...
and here is my choice of dog related tunes I'll be listening to on Spotify this Valentines :
Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
Walking The Dog - Rufus Thomas
How Much Is That Doggie In The Window - Patti Paige
Dog Eat Dog - AC/DC
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Dog Days Are Over - Florence and The Machine
Doggy Dogg World - Snoop Dogg
2. Watch a romantic film
What film comes to mind here? Well I couldn't forget a much loved dog film in this Valentine blog, Lady and the Tramp ! I know that because you’re a considerate person you'll want to be able to relate to your future dog. Use this Valentines to pick up the doggie love tips! You don't have to share your popcorn (pasta) either!
3. Visit a dog park with some balls
We know how much dogs love a game of catch. So why not take the time this Valentines day to visit a park and sneakily throw some balls for other people's dogs?! It can't go wrong... right?
4. Bake something to remind you of that special someone!
The Biscuiteers make these amazing dog biscuits in their best in show tin. You'll get first place if you can make them yourself!
- 350g plain flour
- 100g self-raising flour
- 125g granulated sugar
- 125g salted butter softened, diced
- 125g golden syrup
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
- 1 large egg lightly beaten
- Sift the flours together into a mixing bowl, add the sugar and mix well.
- Add the butter. Using just the tips of your fingers, rub the ingredients together until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- When all the butter is evenly mixed in, make a well in the centre and add the syrup and the egg.
- Mix well, drawing in any of the flour left at the side of the bowl, and stop as soon as a ball has formed.
- Now have a look at our golden rules of rolling dough
- Bake in the oven for 15-25 minutes depending on the size of your biscuits at 170°C, or until golden brown.
Happy Valentines !!