I hope you had a lovely Easter break, if you have one where you are?
I had a lovely one, but I do feel like I've been gone for an age. I think it's probably because we went away for a bit. Although it was only for a few days, it makes it feel like the beginning of the school holiday was a very long time ago. Between you and me, as much as it's been a really lovely holiday, the last day or two I have been rather champing at the bit to get back to normality and quite frankly, have a little peace and quite again.
I feel like I have an awful lot of catching up to do. I have a number of red dots scattered around my devices and messages have piled up in various different places patiently awaiting my attention. I remember the days when they at least all came to one place... ahh, what simple days those were! Still, the sun is shinning, I have the house to myself and I am happy to be able to turn myself to the task of getting things all straight again in the coming days.
I thought I might try and invoke a little of the Easter holiday vibe, as experienced from my neck of the woods before the feeling totally fades though. As I recall, things started out quite calmly, weather reasonable, the child quite content to do very little really. A few days at the stables, a little baking and some walks with the dog seemed to fit the bill quite well. In fact, I think she is probably on the very cusp of that age where all she will want to do is lounge around and then I will no doubt curse her indolence. But at the moment, it's nice not to have to be finding entertainment to fill every waking moment.
It also meant that I felt able to keep a vague tab on how things where ticking along with my crafty 'Cherry Heart' goings on quite well. I was able to keep an eye on things and prevent the build up of 'things to do' for a bit which was quite nice. It all went to pot later of course, but you take what you can get.
In the meantime, the weather has been suitably spring like and although it's not always been that warm, it's mostly been quite sunny and the garden is responding well. The blossoms are blooming magnificently at the moment and the smell that is wafting around the place is just lovely. It's also meant that I've been able to hang the washing outside for the first time this year. Is there much better in this world than the smell of fresh line dried sheets, or the feeling of slipping between them in bed at night?
I shall leave you with a selection of other pictures that I collected up during the week. Nothing amazing to see really, just the bits and bobs of my day to day but I thought I'd shove them up here anyway...