It feels like ages since I’ve written about the little things in life – what we’ve been doing, seeing, eating. It’s long overdue!
It’s still surprisingly cold here in East Anglia, but we’re gradually emerging from winter. I love hibernating, but there comes a point when you just want to break free.
Little by little, we’re beginning to spend more time outdoors. I’ve been out in the garden, clearing away the remains of last summer’s flowers ready to make way for all the new growth. I can already see lots of new shoots and I’m trying not to feel overwhelmed by the amount of work needed to tidy up the messier end of our garden (we need a skip, basically).
We also had a lovely walk at Anglesey Abbey recently. It was still cold, and the trees were still bare, but the glorious swathes of daffodils provided all the colour we needed. After the ridiculously early daffodils we had over Christmas, it was such a joy to see these ones – at their peak at exactly the right time.
Coffee, planning and meeting new people
There’s so much to think about at the moment with this blog and my new shop. So many lists, and so much coffee.
Just lately, I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting lots of new creative people in Ely, thanks to the wonder of Instagram and the new Mummas & More events. I’ve been in a bit of a lonely blog bubble for too long, so it’s wonderful to meet some new people face to face who also love this world (and who don’t mind talking about it!). I’m looking forward to more – especially when I get given lovely flowers like these!
Becoming a regular at the Post Office
I’m loving sending out all my pink Marmalade Pie parcels. The boys too are keen to get in on the action and are looking forward to helping me out over the Easter holidays!
Poorly days and a visit from Rosie
Last week my youngest had yet another sickness bug. He had one day at home where he barely moved from the sofa, although he was much cheered by having Rosie the dog to visit for the whole day. His second day off was much brighter, and we actually managed coffee out, just like the olden days before he started school. Let’s hope we’re past the sickness season.
An afternoon at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Last weekend we took the boys for an afternoon out at the Fitzwilliam in Cambridge. They loved visiting again, and particularly enjoyed the Egyptian exhibition that’s currently on. We’re lucky to have a really impressive museum like this so close by. It’s a bit like a mini British Museum, with added paintings. We even managed to escape without buying any rubbers from the shop!
I made waffles for the first time in my life. Or, more accurately, one giant waffle in my griddle pan. Delicious with strawberries and a dollop of raspberry ripple ice cream! The recipe is here, although be warned that turning it over in the pan was a two-person job!