This post today comes to you from sunny, sunny Dorset (hurrah!) Well, we had to come here for Easter because nana (my granny) has the best garden of anyone we know for Easter egg hunts and this is a really, really important consideration when you're under the age of, say, 35. Plus, when you're (only slightly) over the age of 35, you can get a bit excited about going to Hanson's, which is the amazing haberdashery warehouse I mentioned in my 'springy things' post. Soooo...Hanson's...well, we've been here 24 hours and already I have made a little pilgrimage. I had some Easter money from my parents-in-law burning a hole in my pocket, so decided to treat myself to some really gorgeous yarn to make myself a little something. I managed to persuade Mr Nut that it would be a good idea to spend some quality time with his three children while my mum and I 'quickly' popped out, so I was able to really check out all the yarns and spend a looooong time going 'hmmmmm' and 'huuuuuh' and 'errrrmmm', while stroking yarns and secretly wishing I was very, very rich. Anyway, I finally managed to make a decision and very pleased with it I am too. Want to see the yarn?
Okay, here it is:
Mmmmmmm, sublime by name, sublime by nature.
And as if all that yarny excitement wasn't enough, my lovely mum bought me a rather splendid new cook book:cover, the style in which the recipes are written and also the homemade, slightly economical vibe. I'm already getting excited about making something to take to my gran's for Easter Sunday lunch (had better make sure we don't all get too carried away with chocolate in the morning.)
I just cannot get over this amazing weather we're having at the moment, it feels like high summer. It's just brilliant, we've been spending whole days outdoors just soaking it all up and playing with the children. My mum's garden is always beautiful and is looking especially lovely at the moment, with everything growing at a rate of knots.
Love, love, love the colour of this beautiful tulip.It's just possible I might have gone slightly overboard with the flower photos today, but really, you've got to love it haven't you?
Oooh, Mr Nut's just presented me with a piece of cake and a hot chocolate - he really knows the way to my heart! Better dash. Hope you're having a lovely, sunny Easter too. x