We've had a wonderful Easter - I hope you have too. This is the first year I can remember where we've made such an effort (Easter eggs, spring lamb, card-making) and it's because of Joe. Being a parent makes you realise the importance of creating happy memories for little ones.
So, lots of family time with parents and siblings and grandparents and cousins. Lots of walking and discovering and enjoying the mild, sunny weather. And, of course, lots of photos.
Gillian kindly mentioned my photos on her blog because I'm keen on collaging. For me, it's not only fun to play around with colour but it allows me to use a lot of photos when I've been a bit snap-happy. If I included these as single images posts like this one would go on and on for ever.
Anyway, back to my miscellany. We've eaten a lot of chocolate (there's a whole lot more in the fridge), baked (and devoured) a lemon cheesecake and enjoyed said lamb and some very pricey but delicious Jersey Royals.
In other food news I picked up a few random - i.e. not on the shopping list - bits and pieces at the market: a punnet of little sweet red peppers which ended up roasted with tomatoes and blitzed into a tasty pasta sauce, and some Cheshire rhubarb (now stewed with a few slightly past-it apples).
John Lewis honoured their promise and the extra fabric arrived. It's now laundered and cut to size so I managed a bit more progress on my dress/tunic/smock. I encountered yet another obstacle with the neckline and, upon discovering the bias binding would be on show, sent off for a bias binding maker. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and want the whole thing to match so will be trying my hand at making my own binding.
I also returned The Goldfinch to the library despite not being quite halfway through it. It was so disappointing to have to do that and I'm now back on the waiting list for it. In fact I fired off an email suggesting they reconsider their fortnight limit on 'in demand' books if they happen to be as long as this one is.
I emailed because I'm too scared to mess with our local librarians in person.
Anyway, I hope you had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend - there's another one just around the corner too, hooray!