Well, there's just time for a last minute post to record our Easter for 2012. It's been a rare treat to have four days at home to just kick back and relax and generally get ourselves organised. As we were at home for the Easter weekend, it was worth getting out the Easter decorations, not that we have many, and making a little effort at some seasonal fun decorating.
How do you like my new (old) furry friend. I found this lonely orphaned lamb at the Nostalgic Mix Fair in Totnes and home he came where I treated him to a cute velvet ribbon. Isn't he lovely? Some of his mohair fur is like new, other patches are delightfully threadbare. He's been gracing my Bagpuss table this Easter and is one item I won't be packing away now the celebrations are over.
The kitchen became the focal point for decorations while our family room is still out of action as the building works continue (if I can say "continue" given the infrequency with which the builders turn up to work)! All of the flowers and blossom came from our garden; it was a joy to be able to head out in the sunshine and snip a little posy for free.
It was brought home to me what fun it is to have youngsters around at this time of year. The Munchkin came home with this fab gift he had made for me. Contained in the egg he had decorated was this little Easter garden, complete with wooden cross and stamped out bunny and flowers, and the added surprise that the watered compost sprung up a lawn of cress! He also made a super poster with a picture of his version of a Faberge egg (you might just see it stuck up on the shutters in the photo above). I'll keep these, minus the cress, and bring them out each year. I'm acutely aware that he is getting older and it wont be long before he's not interested in this sort of crafty endeavour. Sigh.
We've also had fun in the kitchen, baking a Simnel cake, the Munchy rolling the marzipan balls which ended up startlingly huge. Very fat apostles. He really likes just eating all the marzipan trimmings! He was most interested in the choccy Easter nests which were pretty yummy, I admit.
We had a scrumptious roast for lunch on Easter Sunday so I put just a few decorations up in the dining room. Hmm, maybe I will get some more for next year.
Well readers it's time to love you and leave you while we have a little break. In protest, Jacky-Ginge is staging a sit-in on my new beach bag. Naughty tom. Especially as he knows he'll be thoroughly spoiled by our house sitter!
I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Easter. See you soon... xxx