Our Easter holidays have been a little disjointed this year! M came home from uni earlier than J, which has meant that she has already returned to uni, whilst J is still at home. My husband had a week and a half off work and is back today, whilst I am now halfway through my Easter holidays! We managed to visit my parents in Norfolk for a few days, but unfortunately it was timed with my coming down with a flu-like bug! It is unusual for me to be ill, so this really was bad timing!! I managed to drag myself around Norwich one day and we popped into a couple of craft shops another day, but I was exhausted and in bed by 6pm! Luckily I don't seem to have passed it on to anyone else. I took very few photos whilst we were away; a sure sign that something wasn't right! :)
I took this basket of plants as a gift for my Mum
and came home with a few purchases:-
some Merino fibre and hand-dyed silk for spinning
and some fabric for project bags and a cushion.
Back home we spent a quiet couple of days whilst I recovered.
Luckily I had made a our Simnel cake
and some Easter rocky road before we went away, ready for our return.
We are on a health kick so most of the baking was for the children, but I have had some cake and hot cross buns! :)
The weather has been glorious, so mid week we went to RHS Wisley.
The scented displays in the glasshouse were amazingly perfumed!
There were many beautiful orchids on display. I particularly like the green orchids
and wacky shaped ones.
Outside the trees were full of blossom.
Magnolia x loebneri Ballerina.
I always like to visit the Alpine House.
Primula auricula Purple Velvet.
The meadow was carpeted with spring blooms.
Narcissus cyclamineus with primulas.
Brimstone butterfly on Pulmonaria.
It was a glorious day and we even got a little sun tanned!
Over the weekend we popped down to Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth for a spot of shopping
and we were lucky to get two free tickets to see this film.
Both my husband and I enjoyed it.
At home our garden is full of spring flowers and I have been busy at the allotment and in the greenhouse, but I shall save that for a separate post so that this one doesn't turn into another mega post! :) x