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5 Tips For Creating a Romantic Night and Fun Dinner at Home

Valentines Day is just around the corner and maybe you're already thinking how to make this occasion really special. Here are some ideas for a romantic and fun dinner at home either for several couples or just for two.
Sensual Scents
Whether planning for one guest or several couples, let robust spices (think cloves, canela, cardamom and black pepper) help set the mood with the help of a standard frying pan. Toast the spices just to their smoking point, and the room will fill with an inviting--and delicious--bouquet.
Pairing Is Caring
When prepping for a perfect evening, pairings are a fun way to turn any meal into a special occasion and spice up the fun. Plan three courses and pair each with a small cocktail. A fun and easy way is to use one base spirit in three different ways.
Make It A Group Effort Let your guests in the kitchen and encourage them to enjoy the tactile sensation of the food as it is prepared. Start the party early and enjoy cocktails as you cook.
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Essential pet products

I recently visited my local Dog’s Trust centre to just admire the adorable dogs that all needed a wonderful home. Trust me I had every intention to come home alone however when I saw Sandy patiently standing there looking out my heart stopped - I was in love.

Sandy settled in immediately and luckily for me needed little training. She was already house trained and knew simple commands. However I have been teaching her a few advanced commands and I use tasty dog treats to reward her behaviour as she responds well to food. 

As I was not expecting Sandy I did not have any essential supplies for her general care but I had great fun choosing her bed, bowls and dog food.

I brought a lead and collar from the Dog’s Trust centre when I collected Sandy; however I also brought a reflective dog harness which is great for allowing us to be easily seen when we take our walks in the dark evenings of the approaching winter months. The harness I brought has reflective strips however there are also harnesses that have flashing LED lights as well. 

Sandy loves dog toys and they are great for keeping her entertained and providing her with mental stimulation, however they never seem to last long as she is always intent on destroying them. I also give her the Nylabone rhino cone for the short periods she is on her own in the house which she is yet to destroy. I fill it with either peanut butter or biscuits so it takes a while for her to get the tasty treats from inside.

To help keep her clean and groomed I use the Furminator brush. It is great for her long, thick coat and removes her loose hair which has consequently reduced the amount of fur shed in the house. It is also effective at removing the mats that she acquires. Grooming is very important for her health as it improves blood circulation to the skin helping to keep the coat healthy. It also allows me to conduct a thorough health check once a week. 

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