Happy Easter to everyone!
The weather today was much better than forecast. I was woken at 6.00am by really heavy rain and thought at first that that was what we would get all day. Fortunately, this was not the case. We had a few more fairly heavy showers during the morning but the afternoon was dry with a couple of glimpses of the sun. The temperature rose to the dizzy heights of 13 degrees centigrade as well!
Mum always comes to lunch on feast days but as I had to take her to church as well today, cooking the lunch and being able to eat it at lunch-time was going to prove difficult. I got up early and managed to get a lot done by the time I had to leave for church. I was disappointed not to be able to go to church with R and A, who has come home for the weekend, as the 9.30am service was at our church at Rumburgh. When I arrived back home with Mum I found that a lot of work had been done by my dear family and we managed to eat our meal at 2.30pm. I then sat around talking to the family all the afternoon feeling very tired but quite happy. We had all exchanged little Easter gifts earlier. When I was a girl we just had Easter chocolate eggs and sometimes we painted hen’s eggs with food dye. With my girls things are different. A really disliked chocolate when she was little and still doesn’t eat much of it now so I used to get her Easter-themed presents. E also won’t eat Easter eggs (but does like chocolate) so I’ve always got her Easter gifts too.
This is the Easter decoration in our hallway that E did for us (with apologies for the horrible carpet we can’t afford to replace yet!)
We did manage to see a male Greater Spotted Woodpecker on our peanut feeder today.
I will be able to post something longer and better tomorrow I hope.