FANCY SOME WEEKEND INSPIRATION? HERE’S MY LIST OF THINGS TO DO, SEE, WEAR AND EAT…
Gather some blossom
The blossom came early this year and, thanks to Storm Gareth, most of it will blow away soon. Get out this weekend and forage a little bit for your home. It’ll smell like honey and remind you that spring is still on its way! Mine has lasted for five days in water with no special treatment, although the cats do get covered in blossom confetti every time they brush past it. And remember those hyacinths I wrote about last week? Look how they’ve bloomed after a week in just a little water…
Make a rhubarb crumble
I was thrilled to find some lovely pink rhubarb at Ely Markets this week. It was blowing a gale and the rain was lashing down. I’ve never got so wet shopping for vegetables…and then I saw it, my first rhubarb of the year! I can’t wait to make it into the most delicious crumble this weekend. I always add a handful of oats to the topping for extra crunch and flavour. Check out your local market or greengrocer now to see if you can find some too.
When the world feels bleak, put on your prettiest blouse
The more flouncy and frivolous your blouse, the better. It will give you a little boost, even if it’s freezing outside and the news is grim. Layer up with a thin tee underneath, or put a cosy jumper over the top.
Go to a museum
The weather is still set to be pretty stormy this weekend. A museum is the perfect rainy day activity – whether it’s your small local town one, or something bigger. For an exciting day out with the kids, you can’t beat the National Space Centre in Leicester. It’s one of the best museums I’ve ever been to – full of fun interactive displays and the planetarium is awe-inspiring. For fans of ancient history, try John Soane’s Museum in London’s Bloomsbury. It’s an amazing eighteenth century house stuffed full of antiquities like Egyptian sarcophaguses. We took the kids there recently and they were fascinated. It’s also free.
Watch The Staircase on Netflix
On a night out last week (yes, never take a blogger out, they make notes on everything), I realised I was the only person on the planet who doesn’t watch true crime documentaries on Netflix. Never really thought they’d be my cup of tea, but OH MY how wrong I was. We started watching The Staircase which is a gripping whodunnit, with added tension as it’s real. I’ll be finishing it this weekend so don’t tell me what happens! If I didn’t have kids I would’ve binge watched the whole thing over a weekend!