Friday, 25 March 2016

Happy Easter!

I am writing this with doors and windows open as it is a lovely sunny day and quite warm.  However it will not last as the Gulf Stream coming over the Atlantic has moved and rain is forecast!  This will all happen over the weekend when I have all the family here for lunch on Easter Sunday and an Easter egg hunt is planned for the children.
Little baskets for the Easter egg hunt!  Bought I am afraid.
Having done my mammoth shop early this morning I am now baking a cake and making other goodies for the day.  I have a new cookery book and I am using three recipes from it and there are others I would like to make in the future.  Usually I cook for one, so cooking for nine is a bit of a leap for me and guesses have to be made on quantities.

I did pop into the garden earlier just to see if anything is out.  Lots of tulips breaking the surface but not a lot of colour at the moment -

a couple of daffodils,

the Rosemary which attracts bees at this time of the year and luckily, for me, this -
grown in a tub as it is so invasive
my garden mint for the mint sauce with the roast lamb.  Even the Aubrietia in the background of this photo isn't out yet.

I have been working on this project for Easter as I am hoping he will bring back memories for my sons -
Humpty Dumpty
I found the pattern when I was clearing out a drawer and it came from a 1971 Family Circle magazine and, originally made for my eldest son, Humpty disappeared a long time ago.  I love his face as he "falls off the wall"!

Lots happening next week so the blog catch up may not be until next weekend, so until then have a lovely holiday weekend.


  1. You must be very busy. enjoy...

  2. Hope you had a good Easter. The weekend wasn't tooooooo bad after all the warnings we were given, so hope you made the most of it

  3. oh my goodness, Humpty Dumpty is such a blast from the past! I was born in 1971 and grew up with Playschool, I bet your sons have loved him xx