Feelin the love (February 2015)

When I first started blogging hearts, I thought I’d find and receive enough to fill a blogpost in a year, easily. Instead, I’ve filled one in a month!

Here they are; the January hearts.

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What a super collection! And they haven’t stopped coming.

On 31 January I set a task for my lovely Tweetmate, @HeardinLondon, currently helping circus children in Nepal, to find me the central ❤ ️for February’s collection. She had this one before the end of the day!

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From @HeardinLondon

The rest of the February hearts follow here.

14 February to 28 February

I wasn’t able to blog the little stories and origins of the hearts I received in the second half of February, but they are lovely, so here they all are:

   
                                 14 February 2015
Who else but @kaygeeuk would start my Valentine’s Day with a ❤️? This time she’s wearing one. “It’s really tricky to take photos of your own legs.”

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And she’s found one on a colleague’s desk.

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@kaygeeuk

A Valentine’s hashtag campaign #showthelove against climate change has filled my timeline with green-inspired ❤️ tweets, of which this solar array is the best so far.

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@GoodEnergy via @Carboncoach

13 February 2015
@kaygeeuk found this on the front door of her apartment block….

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…and then kept looking…

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…and sharing: “I’m taking them with me and spreading the love.”

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@kaygeeuk

Meanwhile @RAKFoundation has been promoting #RAKWeek2015 with random acts of kindness, including this one:

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@RAKFoundation

And, once started, @kaygeeuk can’t be stopped (and nor would I want to try!)

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@kaygeeuk

I wouldn’t usually pay much attention to a Life Insurance company, but @beaglestreet sponsors The Guardian’s “Happy for Life” app, and it seems they know a thing or two about the attractions of bacon.

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@beaglestreet

@SuzetteWoodward found these (I’m not quite sure in whose timeline)

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Credits for finding / sharing to @CinnTreeBakery @BoroughMarket @LittlethingsLTL and @SuzetteWoodward, or course.

@daisy_spring spotted this antique being tweeted by @WrathOfGod and shared it, saying “Thought of you” (a remark which still brings me pleasure any time someone tweets it at me).

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@WrathofGod via @daisy_spring

I checked out my “Heart Age” with help from Public Health England (https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/nhs-health-check/Pages/check-your-heart-age-tool.aspx) and this reminder:

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@PHE_uk

@Bonklesoul, whose gaff, Soul Mansions is even more overrun by small people than The Shoe, shared this gift from his 11yo to his 5yo.

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@bonklesoul

And @Aibagawa found this “how to” video for filigree ❤️ pancakes: https://www.youtube.com/embed/ntzfUlilkH8 in @chozabell’s timeline.

It seems, if you watch a murmuration of starlings for long enough, they will spontaneously resolve into a heart-shape. This is the second murmuration of my collection. This time in Doncaster. (Last time it was Norwich).

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Thanks to Susie Hayman (@sustie), @ABeautifulMind and @LeedsTed for finding and sharing.

Finally, @CarolineHastie found this at @DiscoverMag and RTd into my timeline.

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@DiscoverMag

12 February 2015
As Valentine’s Day approached, hearts were proliferating everywhere. @AnUnexpectedBag found this instruction video for making ❤️ shaped hard boiled eggs: https://www.youtube.com/embed/4lCAqRzMtVM

And I did some baking with 7yo in The Shoe.

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@itsmotherswork

11 February 2015
Look at this amazing piece of paper-folding cleverness! @AngryofAlton found it here: http://thorness.co.uk/decorative/2473-hand-folded-book-art-home.html, originally posted on a friend’s Facebook page. He said “I genuinely thought I’d opened up one of your Twitter posts by mistake.”

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@AngryofAlton

10 February 2015
Sometimes, a Tweetmate doesn’t send me an actual ❤️, but instead a thought, which is just as lovely!

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From @seismicshed

9 February 2015
I like the way @Labourcat didn’t let Starbucks seduce her at all with this tweet full of hearts! (I tweeted that I wouldn’t be adding it to my collection, but have since thought better of it. Why not make the #starbuckspayyourtaxes point here too?)

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@Labourcat

Another Tweetmate with a great eye for a found heart is @A_BoxOfRain. This one is “Light in an alcove in tonight’s restaurant.”

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@A_BoxOfRain

And @DrLangtryGirl went on a bit of a mission. “I googled ‘Medieval Manuscript Hearts’ – quite the rabbit hole I’ve just dropped into.”

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Love makes the heart sing!

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@DrLangtryGirl

8 February 2015
Writer, Kate Long (author of one of my long time faves, The Bad Mother’s Handbook) has a Twitter timeline (@volewriter) peppered with photos of wildlife she’s spotted. These ferrets aren’t strictly “wild”, though Kate said “Many ferrets I know would have your finger off soon as look at you”, but they do fit the bill for a ❤️.

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@volewriter

7 January 2015
So, @kaygeeuk has been tweeting me potholes.

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From @kaygeeuk in Ukraine

And @DrJenGunter found this pair of lovebirds (I know, not actual lovebirds). The same image had also been spotted by @SophiaGrene

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Photo tweeted originally by @LaurenceGindt, then via @NebulaLights and @DrJenGunter

And @kaygeeuk went out to find more love. She said: “I pass this every work day. It’s on the step of the building next to the office.”

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@kaygeeuk

And also “art book for a friend’s daughter. This is in the middle.”

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@kaygeeuk

On a busy day for ❤️, my 12yo daughter baked cookies.

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@itsmotherswork

And I pinched @belugajill’s avi to add to my collection. It is a tile that she painted, which is now part of a table-top.

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The finished tabletop includes another heart image too.

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Here they are, in situ.

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@belugajill

And with a week to go till Valentine’s Day, I bought a small bowl while I was out shopping, and turned it into my Twitter avatar.

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@itsmotherswork

5 February 2015
I do love hearts found occurring naturally, but equally, I love hearts which display real skill and craftsmanship. Like these, for example, from this amazing woodcarving studio (http://www.techeneek.co.uk/).

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The beautiful work of @woodcarver_t shared by @thisismyfot

4 February 2015
It went a little quiet on the heart front between 1 and 4 February. And then Paula Doherty found this in a collection of images.

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From “25 Awesome Hearts Found in Nature” via @PaulaDoherty864

And on a similarly frosty theme…this happy accident occurred in some light snow.

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Thanks to @veryslomo for spotting and sharing.

Then @liveotherwise found a great example (and a perfect definition of procrastination) on Jack Monroe’s Instagram.

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Picture (and herbal arrangement) by @MsJackMonroe, seen and shared by @Liveotherwise

1 February 2015

The first of these ❤️ is the most beautiful image of the day. A breathtaking find. A Tweetmate’s girlfriend had spotted it while they were out walking, and he thought to snap it and share it. Stunning.

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@youldave

These yin and yang cats have turned up in my timeline before, but I always like to see them again; they nestle together so perfectly. This time Alex Bellars found them. (He’s well up there on my “Tweetmates I’d love to meet” list. I recall we had a near miss in 2014. Next time we come so close to crossing paths, we must say hello!)

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Via @bellaale

These ones must have been quite tricky to spot, but once you become a ❤️ hunter, you tend to see them all over the place. Whether on a pair of child’s tights…

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@A_BoxOfRain

…or in a calendar.

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Published in the CountryFile calendar, shared by @A_BoxOfRain

31 January “Loose Ends”

Even after I thought the January hearts had stopped coming, I found them sneaking their way into one of my pies (baked, with contrition, by me for my DH because I forgot to get him a wedding anniversary card).

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Pie and photo @itsmotherswork

And these cherries found their way into my timeline on the same day.

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Shared by @wafaa008 then via @Koksalakn and @jmcefalas

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