Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Easter weekend

We've had a lovely few days over Easter. We visited my parents in Essex on Good Friday, taking a rather soggy walk through the woods and enjoying mum's best ever Shepherd's Pie for lunch.
Spring posy
Aren't these pretty? Not many flowers in the garden just yet, but managed to find these for the table.

Saturday we trotted off to Burnham Market International Horse Trials setting off after our trip to the stables and heading in the direction of Burnham thinking we'd find signs along the way. It seems my idea of taking a slightly shorter route was plain daft - all the signs where on the longer route and we ended up in an extremely crowed Burnham Market with no sign of any horses (just streams of cars and people). We battled our way back out again and headed back on ourselves eventually taking the "longer" route and finding our destination. Took about 2 hours in the end! Weather was dry (hurray) so we were able to walk part of the cross-country course, spot some horsey stars and watch the much loved show jumping. Katie did a spot of shopping too - lots of bargains being the last day of the event.
Pretty tins
These tins are so pretty and contained eggs (notice the past tense - they were munched pretty quickly).

Sunday I cleaned the house (this seems to be the norm now for a Sunday), in preparation for Paul's parents visiting us on the Monday. They came for afternoon tea which was very pleasant indeed (and very filling). There's chocolate in the shape of bars, eggs and many other guises all over the house to keep us happy for several weeks. Yum!
Warmth of the fire
It was still cold enough for a fire this weekend - when will the weather warm up?

Allie warming his nose by the fire
Allie took the seat closest to the fire to keep his nose warm!

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