I couldn't think of anything I'd done to start with this letter so I abandoned the idea.
B is for Bulbs
Took Mum shopping on Friday and she treated me to these bulbs. Dutch Iris, Freesia and Double Begonia. I don't usually have much luck with bulbs, no idea why, so we'll see what happens this year. Mum prefers white in her garden, I prefer a blast of every colour under the sun wherever I look.
C is for Cakes
Dropped Mark in Manchester Saturday afternoon for some sort of watch meeting/drinking session. Came home and decided to make lemon drizzle bundt cakes. I love these little cases with their designs and they only cost £1.99 for a box of 6. I'm going to fill the remaining ones with mixed berries and we'll have them with a cuppa this afternoon.
I've treated myself to The Lady In The Van. I never did see it advertised at the cinema, but I really enjoyed the book so I'm looking forward to watching this.
E is for Easter
My brother, s-i-l and niece are visiting Mum next weekend for a couple of days. I don't usually bother buying Easter Eggs for his family as they live in Cheltenham and I don't think they'd survive the post. But this year Little L, will be getting a Thorntons Butterfly one.
And talking of Easter, I've been getting prepared for the Easter Egg Hunt.
Which actually means killing flowers, but you get the idea. I'm sorry to say I've managed to kill off the rose Thomas gave me for Mother's Day so I've replaced it with this little Kalanchoe. It's a succulent and apparently needs very little care so hopefully it'll last longer than its predecessor.
G is for Getting Ready
This week my reading book is 'Elizabeth is Missing' which I'm really enjoying. My book choice for the holiday is 'My Mother's Secret'. I really need to start getting organised this week. We usually go away in the summer and I keep thinking I've got weeks ahead of me to get everything ready. I've done my 'pool' bag today. Beach towel, pool dress, book, sunglasses, lotion. It's a start.
The weather is lovely today. This afternoon I'm going to plant some bulbs and we're going to take some flowers down to Tom's grave.
Only 4 days left before Amy and Thomas break up for Easter Hols. I really do love Easter and all it stands for. It's just very early this year but there's nothing to be done about that, so I'll have to get my Easter head and Holiday head on this week. I'm sure I'll cope.