|I love white washing on the line, especially when someone else has hung it out for me!|
Ok, on to Easter. It started weeks ago for us with the Cuckoo's having Easter party's at their schools. I made glittery cake pops for Big. Check out Bakerella over there in my side bar for the low down. The pops I made where very basic as I knew they'd get scoffed in seconds and I didn't have an enormous amount of time to play.
For Little Cuckoo's party and Easter Parade I made Nigella's Cheesy Feet. Which I'm told were very popular so I'd recommend them to any one who has to send food in for a kids party. Terrifically easy to make too.
Here is the, quite frankly, fantastic bonnet Little made for his parade. I love it! Look at that mental looking chick peeping out on the left. It looks like it's clinging on to the side of the hat for dear life. I didn't get to see Little in his parade as we were at the children's hospital seeing a paediatric surgeon as Big Cuckoo has a hernia in his tummy. It was too important an appointment to miss and we'd waited weeks to be seen. The good news is Big doesn't need an operation at this stage and with a bit of luck will never need one. So fingers crossed everyone!
Here's a gratuitous shot of my Easter Bonnet, okay okay, my hat that I accidentally bought last time I was in Fanny's. Good job I didn't get there yesterday as I'd have bought more stuff. I always fall in love with something when I go there.
Talking about mental chicks, look at this one! I particularly like his feet.
Easter weekend was spent in Kent with the Outlaws. It was a really lovely weekend, the sun shone the whole time and it was like summer.
We drank Pimms
Ate homemade pizza's cooked in a proper pizza oven. My Father in Law made one for Belle Mere's birthday/Christmas present last year. It's like a little Hansel and Gretel cottage. I should have taken a photo but you see I'd had a couple of Pimms....hic!
I ate nearly all of these special chocs all by myself, what a greedy pig, I said to every one when my Belle Mere gave them to me "I'm really very sorry, I'd give you all my last rolo but I cannot share these with you!" They all understood. But I was frowned at as whenever someone came near I clutched the divine little eggs to my breast and barked "Not SHARING!" I obviously do not lead by example when it comes to my boys sharing.
|side of the pizza oven in the background|
We ate out doors in the lovely garden under a tarpaulin, yep you read that right. A very practical tarpaulin as it was soooooooooo sunny and we couldn't find the canopy for the parasol anywhere. We are such a glamorous bunch.
I managed a fair bit of hooky time, mostly on the journey there and back but I ran out of pale pink yarn in the middle of a row. Grrrrrrrrrr! Fortunately I found a whole load of Rico Creative on Ebay in Sheila's Wool Shop and so I ordered more pale pink and while I was doing so I thought I better get some dark pink and pale blue as that was running out too. Her delivery was super quick, it arrived this morning just 36 hours after buying. I didn't want to risk ordering from the people I got the last lot from as they took 3 months to deliver and I really want to get this nemesis done and dusted.
Get ready, I'm about to go all erratic again now. No surprise, you all know what I'm like now, I hope it's a charming trait rather than irritating.
Astri from Apple Blossom Dreams (love that blog name) has passed on an award to me. I find it so unbelievable that people even read my worblings and sometimes leave a comment let alone take the time to pass on an award. I am so humbled that people out there like what I post on here. It's just amazing!
I'm loving Astri's dish cloth tutorial which niftily shows how to tidily join in a new colour yarn and carry it through rather than cutting the yarn and having heaps of ends to weave in. Click here to see a lovely jazzy cloth and a great tutorial.
Thank you Astri! I'm going to pass it on to Emily whose blog Unravelled has me smiling every time I read one of her posts, I love her turn of phrase.
Look what my great friend Gem (one of My Girls) sent me just because. It was all wrapped up with the spotty ribbon and was such a delightful surprise. She knows me well, can't go wrong with Cath K and hearts ♥
Had to include this pic Mr C's sister, who from here on I shall call Lady Barballardy, took of Mini as it is too sweet not to. I did promise to show the pics she took but there are so may gorgeous ones I think they deserve a post all of their own. I'll probably do that in a few days, it'll be mostly photo's and very little writing.
Have a fab Royal Wedding Weekend folks, our village looks gorgeous with bunting everywhere and Union Jacks all over the place. The children in the village school have each made a flag with their names and hand prints on and they have been strung alternating with a red, white and blue flag. So much thought and effort. I hope the weather holds but it's forecast to be grey and cold. Humpf. We were going to go to Salcombe but there's rain coming on Saturday and Sunday and so we will stay at home with friends instead.
Just popped the Cheesy Feet into a linky party over at Paisley Jade's. That girl is a hoot!