Happy Easter

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Happy Easter!

As you know, I really do enjoy Easter. This time of the year and the turn in the weather is both heart warming and toe warming.

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The flowers in the garden are bright and cheerful and the butterflies and bees are starting to flutter around. I even saw a swallow this weekend, now that seems very early this year.

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And the birds are a delight to listen to. Not this one in particular, I just wanted to share this shot. We were throwing bread to them and they were catching it mid flight. Their acrobatics were very much appreciated.

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My little friend is three now!! I can’t believe it. And we are coming out of the other side if all the tantrums. Phew… Life is a little easier!

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I decided to make a pompom garland for her birthday decoration this year….

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The thing is…. A month later and it’s still up! I love it you see and I’ve been trying to brighten the place up a little.

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I’ve painted the walls white and decided to put as many colours about as possible…

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There is a store near me with the most amazing cotton fabrics for £5 a metre and so I bought half a meter of each and got cracking on some cushion covers. I love these fabrics…. Take a look…

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I love this one, love the little girl on the swing…

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And the vintage styles of the others.

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I’ve dyed my crochet cover a shade if pink, and the amazing thing is that m hasn’t even complained about the abundance of pink!

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The brightest part of all is my little b though… Decidedly in a Disney princess obsession at the moment!

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Or ballerinas…

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Mermaids….

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Dorothy and everything else. I no longer try to persuade her to take the dressing up clothes off now when we go shopping/dog walking/ or to playgroup. She has the rest of her life to wear everyday clothes.

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She’s equally happy in her dads loader though getting mucky, or…

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Rolling around in straw…

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The ground, or…

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More ground….

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And more ground!!! There’s a lot of ground rolling goes on!

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So Easter arrived with absolutely glorious weather. It’s been a beautiful week. We went to watch the bikers on their Easter egg ride for the children’s hospital…

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And waved them on with a flag.

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And set about some Easter crafts.

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Toilet roll bunnies, one made by each of us in our small but wonderful family.

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Thumb print cards…

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And egg painting. These ones were blown and I wanted to show you what to do as it’s easy peasy.

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Pop your egg in an egg cup with the narrow end up. You need a thimble and a needle. Pop the needle through … I did all this bit … And then turn it over and do the other end.

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Now, get a needle and poke it up and down vigorously. You are trying to pop the yoke so that it comes out easier. Here is little b doing this bit.

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Then blooooooooow!!!

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Now you don’t want egg goo leaking out afterwards, so pop them in your microwave for thirty seconds, or in your oven for ten minutes.

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We used nail varnish and glitter. Little b was fab and with a tiny bit of nail varnish remover on her hands at the end, we were surprisingly mess free.

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And with all those eggs…

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We enjoyed a hearty lunch!

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We hard boiled some eggs and dyed them…

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And my fingers!

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And whilst the food colouring was out, M decided to join in and make a polka dot banana… Of course Mrs mop enjoyed it!

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We did the usual chocolate, cornflake cakes. I love this picture. Little b looks like she is about to dive in and devour the lot!

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And we planted jelly beans…

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Yep, I did mean jelly beans. You see the magic of an Easter moon will help them grow into……

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Lollipops!!!!

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And here is my little beauty gathering them in with the basket I made her when she was 1. She was absolutely amazed, it really was magical for her.

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I made her a bonnet this year for her egg hunt. I just bought a blank hat from the pound shop and some ribbons and artificial flowers. I’m going to add decorations each year until it is crammed full of yummy Easter treasures.

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And here she is with her dad hunting for the lovely, shiny little eggs that the bunny dropped for her absolutely everywhere!!!

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What a lovely day.

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What a wonderful time of year.

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Happy Easter xxxxxxxx

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