I’ve kicked back, taken things a little more slowly and enjoyed the Easter break to its full. I dare say it is one of my favourite holidays because Ruby is off school for two weeks which is a wonderful excuse for a mini break of sorts.
I decorate the house with Easter trees and wreaths injecting a pastel charm to our home. We always exchange gifts on Good Friday, many involving copious amounts of chocolate, but steal ourselves to wait until Easter Sunday to break into them. Alas, being a fusspot I normally refrain from getting an egg (always happening upon pieces from everyone else!).
Mr Day excelled himself with my Easter treat this year and bought me this
I was enraptured, it is the most delectable book and as close to living in a farmhouse I can get at the moment, but I shall keep dreaming. Entertaining family on Good Friday is a must with fish on the menu, this year it came with chips!
The table wears its Easter best, simple this year but effective; a cake was baked for dessert too.
The rest of the break we relax, read books, watch movies, eat chocolate, go swimming, browse in York, go to vintage fairs, car boots, ride bikes and have impromptu days out.
Being members of the National Trust what better ways to idle away a few days than at splendid estates that fill the soul with joy. At the beginning of the week we spent a happy afternoon at Ormesby Hall and what a hidden Georgian gem it is.
At the end of the week we whiled away a pleasant few hours (never enough) at my favourite manor house in the world Nunnington Hall, its charm, faded grandeur, warmth, stunning gardens, photography exhibitions and true escapism, is pure heaven.
Of course I had to sneak a teacup in somewhere and a mighty fine one too don’t you think?