Easter Day we spent with my family.
A delicious Sunday roast dinner, where we ate roasted spring lamb, followed by the richest darkest chocolate mousse.
Suitably stuffed, we all de-camped to the nearby bluebell wood, where we set to working off the calories by building our own bivouac.
There is already the most amazing tipi den, which the boys and every other child use as their own. But this year we decided to make our very own.
Every member of my family was seen running through the woods, gathering large branches, calling to each other with owl hoots or cuckoo calls.
I think this new den will be added to over the years... to make a grander alternative to the original bluebell den!
Maybe we have just invented a new Easter Day family tradition.
The bunny came to the house over night and left chocolate smartie eggs for the boys.
Which were devoured immediately before breakfast.
It's going to be a sugar fuelled day.
Off to my parents for Easter sunday roast - then for a walk to burn off the sugar rush!
Have a wonderful day!
This afternoon we walked through carpets of bluebells.
I don't think I have seen such blue before.
The smell was incredible.
Priors Wood is a must for anyone living near Bristol.
Thank you Cathy... for sharing this amazing place with us!
I have offically been bluebelled!
Today is my official first day of Easter holidays, I worked the past two days, so today is the day I have fun with my two sons, right?
Charlie was complaining yesterday of a sore throat, so I took him to the doctors this morning. They both have tonsilitus!
Both on different anti-biotics. Charlie for his throat and Rufus for his throat and his bunged nasal tubes and glue ear. I now have to remember to give their medicine at different times of the day, one an hour before meals and the other after!!! Aghhh
Oh well, on the bright side, it's a grey drizzley day, so we have made Easter Cards, decorated bird boxes and made a lego quarry..... phew! Not bad for poorly boys.
Let's hope the rest of the holidays are a little easier!
Happy holidays everyone!
The last week before Easter holidays, the school had a blown Easter egg competition. So Charlie (with a tiny help from me...) made this wonderful 'EGGOSAURUS'!!!! He was so proud taking it into to school to show his friends. Little did he realise that his mummy and daddy had spent the evening before struggling to blow the contents of hens eggs out for him to decorate... not an easy task I can tell you. Whilst having egg yolk splashing me in the eye, I thought 'how many other parents are doing this right now'?
The little row of saladini that I sowed a few weeks ago has popped up and is looking perky in the April sun. The rabbit nibbled purple sprouting is fighting back, thanks to the great efforts of my lovely other half, the rabbits seem to be kept at bay. The broad beans, mangetout, garlic and onions are coming along great too...it's all doing alright. (Now I think I am going to regret these words as they come spilling out! - did someone mention Frost?)
We have spent many lazy hours picnicing with friends and watching the world go by whilst our children make mud chocolate cakes or play with their diggers. Rufus has been introduced to the world of potties and has had the joy of running around the plot in his pants and wellies. I have loved watching his chubby little legs run around the place.
Yes it has been a great few weeks, and here's to more sunshine, picnics and eating the fruits of our labour.
Oh and I promise I will post more often....