Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Collage

{Some of the Easter decorations in our house including the Swedish style Easter eggs which are now filled with sweets and little toys}

The children and I are going on a little egg hunt with the neighbours before lunch with the in-laws but I just wanted to wish you all a very happy Easter Sunday. I hope the Easter Bunny is very generous! X

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Easter Treats

As I’ve been working more than usual over the school holidays I haven’t had much time for baking, so it’s likely that my lot will have to make do with shop bought treats over the Easter weekend. But if you have the time, here are some of the most tasty (and pretty) looking recipes that I have found on Pinterest.

Easter Treats

1. Down the Rabbit Hole Cake Push Pops

2. Oreo Cookie Chick Easter Treats

3. Springtime Birds Nests

4. Easter Egg Fudge

5. Mini Easter Egg Cake

6. Healthy Easter Treats

For more Easter recipes and ideas see my Easter Inspiration board on Pinterest.

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1. This Asparagus with Egg and Parmesan recipe is the perfect dish for spring

2. Thinking ahead to festival season and wondering what to wear? Actress AnnaSophia Robb (of The Carrie Diaries) gives the lowdown on her favourite festival looks

3.  17 Spring Projects for a Happier Kitchen, including making your own Grenadine Syrup

4. Calling all selfie aficionados and budding photographers: Find out how to look amazing in photos

5. Easter is fast approaching and as usual Pinterest is the best source of inspiration for yummy treats to make, including these cheesecake filled chocolate Easter egg

6. Or go along to Harrods and gawp at what must surely be the most luxurious chocolate egg ever, priced at an eye-watering £28,000. Made of chocolate and decorated with gold dust, inside the egg is a diamond pendant necklace by Swiss jeweller Shawish.

7. If you’re in London, don’t forget to also drop in to the Fashion Rules exhibition at Kensington Palace, showcasing dresses worn by HM Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Diana Princess of Wales

8. Ever dreamed of writing your own book? Here are some tips on how to write and pitch a book proposal

HM Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales – See more at: http://www.hrp.org.uk/KensingtonPalace/WhatsOn/FashionRules?gclid=CPCexq7I1r0CFWoCwwodpFgAdQ#sthash.BuobJSFF.dpuf
Featuring rare and exquisite dresses from HM Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales – See more at: http://www.hrp.org.uk/KensingtonPalace/WhatsOn/FashionRules?gclid=CPCexq7I1r0CFWoCwwodpFgAdQ#sthash.BuobJSFF.dpuf

Five on (ehrm..) Sunday

I’m a couple of days late with my Five on Friday post. It is all very well having a posting schedule to follow but sometimes life just gets in the way (as it should, I’m sure you would agree). The best laid plans as they say…

We’ve had a busy weekend, celebrating my mum’s birthday and also finally starting in earnest on the spring cleaning projects I’ve been planning for weeks. It is a mammoth task so we still have plenty to do but at least I’ve bagged up lots of old clothes, toys and crockery, ready to go to the charity shop. Some of the nicer bits that I cleared out from my wardrobe were dropped off at a ‘Labels for Less’ dress shop yesterday so hopefully I will make a little bit of money out of my old purchases. We will be tackling the loft and the garage over the next few weeks…

Last night my husband and I were supposed to go out to celebrate a friend’s birthday. The babysitter had been booked, the present bought and outfits (mine anyway!) decided upon, but again things did not  turn out quite as planned. Just after we had finished eating the birthday cake at my parents’ house yesterday Clemmie suddenly came down with a temperature of 40 degrees and started complaining of a sore throat. She has had several bouts of tonsillitis in the past (a couple of times she has even ended up in hospital – once her tonsils got so big and inflamed that she struggled to breathe and turned blue, and another time her temperature soared to over 42 degrees) so I wasn’t prepared to leave anything to chance. The babysitter was cancelled and we made an appointment to see the out-of-hours GP at the local hospital. Luckily it turned out to be a virus and after some Calpol and a lot of sleep, her fever was almost gone this morning. My husband went to the party on his own for a couple of hours while I put the kids to bed, had a glass of wine in front of Revenge and then went to bed myself. Such a shame, but the main thing is that Clemmie is OK and rather than dwelling on the missed party, here are some good things from the past week:

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{The walk home from preschool takes twice as long now that there are flowers to pick!}

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{It’s rainy today but we had some lovely sunny days last week so I grabbed a moment to sit outside with my coffee and magazine}

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{I’m enjoying having a new bottle of my favourite perfume. The kids were very generous and bought me the large size of Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb for Mother’s Day. After years of switching between different perfumes I think I’ve finally found my signature scent.}

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{School’s out for Easter! Cameron’s school celebrated by holding their annual Eggstravaganza – a chocolate fueled frenzy of raffles, tombolas and fun games.}

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{Clemmie and I in matching stripes on Friday. I love this jumper from H&M, it was only £7.99 so I have just ordered it in a couple of other colours.}

Hope you’ve had a great weekend! X