We're just over half-way through Easter holidays.
Last Sunday we invited our friends over for the Easter lunch. The egg is a symbol of new life, and I wanted to make a small centrepiece for our table. I cooked the quail's eggs and placed them in a little nest I bought last year.
I cooked and cooked half of the day, while Eddie went to the Easter service with his father. He came home happy, with chocolate eggs and a little embroidered cross.
There's a vintage shop in town, which sells all kinds of oddities, from truly antique to XXc junk. You never know what you might discover there. Eddie and I enjoy visiting it, more for the entertainment than actual shopping. I think the only few bits I ever bought there were pieces of vintage china.
Eddie fancied this old designer chair, saying it was very comfy. But at a tag of almost £300, I told him he'd have to win a lottery and buy it himself.
The rains were non-stop for a few days at the beginning of the week, and the Windrush river's levels were going higher and higher. We actually couldn't get through the flood fields on the way into town. To walk through you'd need wellies, so we had to turn back and choose a different route.
My Mum is a keen gardener. Last year, when she stayed with us in October, she bought lots of tulip bulbs and planted them in pots and planters around the garden. I don't know which colour or variety this tulip will be, but love the carved edge of the leaf.
Thursday was finally a sunny day. Our friend Jen took my boys and me by car to the Burford garden centre, which we know so well and visit almost every holiday. Eddie couldn't resist lying on the grass in the playground of the garden centre. I didn't think it was that warm.
Today we stayed at home most of the day, as our Papa didn't arrive from his trip until 6pm, and then we rushed to buy some fresh bread and a few other bits and bobs. We often stop outside the Teddy Bears of Witney shop, as it's on the way to the town centre, they change their window displays regularly. The last one, with the cat, is a cause of merriment every time we look at it. It makes me think of zombies, as it's rather realistic but also creepy