Been and gone


Easter has been ….. and gone!! Sorry I’ve not been here for a while, but what a busy time we have been having, including making this bag for Niblet’s Easter goodies. As I did bunnies last year, I had to come up with a new one for this year!!

A word of warning – this post is rather photo heavy, if you’re not that bothered about my snaps, look away now!!

We went to the outlaws for a week over Easter, it was freezing so trying to find things to keep Niblet entertained was a struggle. He has tried out 3 different soft play areas in Surrey; been swimming with Hubbie; we did manage a couple of quick trips to parks; a trip to London town and a visit to his cousins.

The trip to London was probably the highlight of the week for me; I wanted to visit the bricks and mortar version of Present & Correct, an online favourite of mine. I have never been to Islington before, so after leaving Niblet, Hubbie and Nana at the Museum of London, Docklands I planned my tube route. But the northern line was closed where I wanted to go, so I got to see bits of London on the bus.

I had also found another art store I thought I’d take a peek at, but on the way I was distracted by this curious, but beautiful piece in Duncan Terrace Gardens. It is called ‘Spontaneous City in the Tree of Heaven’ and is part of the Secret Garden Project.


101There were also some rather nice flowers!



I never did find the art store, but on my way back towards Present & Correct I stumbled upon Camden Passage. Full of antique-y type shops and the very lovely SMUG, where I may have parted with a small amount of cash in exchange for some lovely things.

I eventually found the fabulous Present & Correct store, which was very quiet and full of papery goodness. Again, I may have loosened the strings on my purse, not as much as I would really have liked, but hey! we don’t really have the cash to splash.

I have never been to Anthropologie either, so it seemed an ideal time to remedy this. Their window display was spectacular – lots of paper ovals in shades of blue, orange and red. Different patterns and hues all strung together. The shop had some lovely, but rather pricey items and so my purse stayed firmly closed, however my camera was in use.






I took quite a lot of pictures on that day in London, here are some of the better ones. Hope it gives you a flavour of the day.








There were lots more family type activities for the week, including a walk in the woods with Niblet’s cousins.



I thought the woods looked rather eerie and quietly spectacular, all at once.

It looks like we finally have some Spring. We spent some of the weekend (back at home) out in the garden planting potatoes and peas, cleaning out the shed and washing lots of plant pots. Niblet was rather pleased that a peacock butterfly, that we had rescued from being tangled in spider web, kept landing on his arms. (It wouldn’t pose with its beautiful wings showing though!!)


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