05.04: We had a great Easter lunch with friends, who came over. I still haven't blogged about our Easter meal, the days just slip away... We were stuffed by the evening, but did find some space to nibble on the Heston from Waitrose Easter egg. It was a gift for my husband. I fancied getting this egg last year, but procrastinated and they were all sold out. This year I got one earlier and kept hidden. I liked the idea of a rice paper straw and the dark chocolate was very good. Is it worth £20? As a gift it is quite spectacular, but I will stick to the less pricey chocolate eggs next year. Eddie loved his white chocolate egg from Thorntons the best (and it was 2 for £6, with a personalised named on it, such a bargain), closely followed by Shaun the sheep chocolate egg. Kinder surprise Batman egg was more valued for the toy inside than for the actual chocolate.
06.04: On Monday the weather was splendid, and we had a lovely walk to Cogges manor farm (another post that is waiting to be done, as I took a lot of photos). It was our first visit this season, and we got a new season ticket (the price has gone up). Eddie and I watched how the ladies were making the hot cross buns in the kitchen.
|Making hot cross buns, Cogges, April 2015|
07.04: My darling Sash is growing up fast. I might be biased but I think he's one handsome young man.
08.04: On Wednesday I had the groceries delivered from Tesco. I love their wild mushrooms, but it's always a surprise as to which variety will arrive. This week it was the turn of the morels. I haven't cooked any morels before, and asked friends on Facebook on what to do with them. I ended up just frying them with olive oil, garlic and a bit of soured cream. They do look a bit poisonous. In fact they're mildly toxic when raw. I just hope Tesco's mushroom-pickers know what they are doing, as I wouldn't be able to distinguish a safe morel from its poisonous false morels.
09.04: In the morning I took Sasha to the Guideposts club for a day, and later Eddie had a play date with his old nursery buddies Thomas and James. He had a great time, and didn't want to leave. I had a lovely time myself, chatting to their Mum Liz. I didn't take any photos of the boys together. That evening, as my husband was away, I fancied some okroshka with kefir. This is a cold Russian soup, it could be purely vegetarian or with meat. That evening I picked a handful of violets in the garden and scattered some over my soup for a splash of colour.
|Kefir okroshka, Russian cold soup|
10.04: My Mum keeps asking me about the garden, so I walked around, snapping all the corners of our garden for her. There's our mini-rockery from the pebbles Mum brought from our trips to Cornwall. I love it, it reminds me of our times together by the sea.
11.04: My husband is still away, so we didn't go out today. Instead we played at home and in the garden. Eddie loves talking to our neighbours across the stone wall, and asks me to lift him up so he can say Hello. Just the other day as I was talking to our neighbour Judy, Eddie piped in "May I ask you a question?" She smiled and said Yes. He then, looking angelic, asked "When will you invite us to your house?"
Here's my Superman/Batman hybrid super hero, enjoying the sunshine.