The Perfect Birthday & Valentine’s Weekend.

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Has purple tulips.
Professions of love.

Pink cake batter pancakes.

Picnics in the park.
Pink tulips.



Dinner with family.


Boys who help bake.

Boys who help bake these.

Teddy bears hidden in the car.
… energy drinks hidden everywhere.

3D movies. About gnomes.

More purple tulips!

Getting dressed fancy.

Splitting white chocolate raspberry cheesecake.

… stealing all the whipped cream off this cheesecake.


Stealing kisses.

Singing Glee songs at the top of your lungs & not caring.

More wine.

On average, two restaurants a week closed in the year to the end of March, including casual dining chains, as well as upmarket and independent establishments, according to the latest data from analysts CGA and corporate advisory firm AlixPartners. Graeme Smith, the managing director of AlixPartners, said he expected restaurant numbers to continue to drop throughout the year as large chains in particular slim down. There have already been high-profile closures by burger chain Byron, Jamie’s Italian, Carluccio’s, the Prezzo Group and Sir Terence Conran’s Albion restaurants, but more large chains and independents are expected to suffer. “It’s easy to say this is a crisis in casual dining,” said Peter Martin at CGA. “This is a crisis happening for everyone.” Restaurants are suffering because the fall in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote has made ingredients more expensive while staff costs have risen, partly due to increases in the minimum wage. Economic uncertainty has stalled growth in the sector just as competition has increased after a surge in openings partly fuelled by private equity investment.

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