Just a quick post to keep up to date – we’re going on holiday tonight so there won’t be any posts for a while, although I’m sure I can make up for it in holiday photos when I get back! We’ve got a 7 hour coach trip down to Gatwick airport tonight, then an early-morning flight out to Split; the travelling part is made infinitely better when you realise that you’ll be in Croatia in time for breakfast tomorrow!
This week has been busy once more, but a few days of sunshine have once again made all the difference. Just to prove that sometimes the sun has even been warm, I have proof of Thursday’s sandal-wearing – I also had my shorts on (although not for long!) but my legs weren’t in any state to be seen on the internet…
Since then the plants in those pots look much greener, it’s amazing how quickly everything is trying to catch up now that Spring has arrived!
I picked a posy of cheerfulness (the tiny daffodils) and forget-me-nots, which have been looking beautiful in a jam jar on the mantelpiece. Sadly the cheerfulness don’t last long once picked, but they look and smell so wonderful that it’s worth having them inside just for a day or two. And the forget-me-nots are just so pretty, you can’t help but smile at them.
This isn’t a great photo, but I wanted to show you the bracelet I made. It took me about two hours while watching the TV one evening, and it’s nice to have something to show for so little effort! Cotton and a 3.5mm hook – the flowers and strap were made up as I went along, and neither are perfect, but I like it anyway.
And finally, it was my husband T’s birthday on Saturday. We didn’t do much to celebrate as we are counting the trip to Croatia as birthday presents for each of us (my birthday is at the start of June so it works quite well!) but I got him a small gift – a Game of Thrones tshirt from here, highly recommend it! – and made him a birthday pavlova. T didn’t want a cake as we would have struggled to eat it before we went away, and asked for ‘something with rhubarb in it’ – so I made a meringue, whipped some double cream with a splash of vanilla, made a rhubarb compote from the stash in the freezer, and combined the lot, topped with a few blueberries for decoration. Pavlova has to be one of the easiest desserts to make, but it’s always rewarding! (Ignore the cracks in the meringue, there was a slight accident, but it tasted amazing!)
Right, I’m off to pack my sunglasses. Hope everyone in the UK is enjoying the bank holiday weekend; I’ll be back in a week or so!