Friday, 29 March 2013

Happy Easter ...... all my lovely blogging friends near and far

Very busy week - but the books have been put away for the time being and now looking forward to a four day break to relax and spend time with the family and hopefully some sunshine!

I've been getting a little Easter display ready for this weekend and was so chuffed with my Charity shop buys yesterday - the two for £4 and brand new.

which came in very handy for these mini eggs

Our son and his family are over for lunch today and can't wait to see the children's faces when they spy all the goodies I have for them - spoilt I know but what are grandmother's for!!

This Simnel cake I made from the Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry show on TV the other evening - Bake off something or another. I do like Paul Hollywood - have you seen his Bread making programme? Yummy - the bread that is, but.....

And I made the crystallised primroses for the top!

More than Easter bunnies
and chocolate eggs galore,
is the cross of Calvary,
the sacrifice of our Lord
For Jesus is the reason
We all can celebrate
And come to Him to freely receive
His love and saving grace

By M S Lowndes

Lunch at our daughter's on Sunday and another Easter egg hunt to organise for the boys. If the weather's good then maybe a trip out on Monday for some lunch and a walk.

 Hope you're all having a wonderful, relaxing Easter.

Bye for now x


  1. Your Easter decorations love wonderful! And your weekend sounds busy with lots of fun, happy Easter to you and your family xx

  2. A lovely Easter post Patricia.
    Mine will be pretty much the same. Tomorrow I will decorate a little and have my son and law and grandkids for tea..
    sunday we will have lunch together.
    Its still not stopped raining here.. day upon day , upon day.. its more than 5 weeks now. very very strange..cant see any sign of sun.
    wishing you a happy Easter Patricia.. enjoy your time with your family.
    xxx val x

  3. Sounds like you have a lovely time planed, happy Easter.

  4. I made the same Simnel Cake this afternoon. I hope it tastes as good as it looks.
    Have a lovely Easter x

  5. I watched that programme and thought the cake looked lovely with the crystalised primroses on top - yours looks super. Have a Happy Easter:)

  6. I am out to buy some marzipan first thing in the morning to make a Simnel cake, as yours looks YUMMY.... Have a lovely Easter.....xx

  7. Happy Easter to you and your family! :) I love the candy dishes and your tiny lamb. And you're absolutely correct, that IS what grandparents are for.. to love and spoil their grandchildren. :D Have a joyful Easter weekend!

  8. Enjoy a lovely Easter break, Patricia, and put the course out of your mind for a while.Lx

  9. A lovely Easter display Patricia, I love it all. Dear little lambs, great op shop finds, and the cake looks amazing. The primroses are gorgeous! Happy Easter to you and your family.

  10. A beautiful display. The Simnel cake looks pretty with the sugared primroses on top and I know it will be delicious as I saw the Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry tv demonstration, too, as well as the first of Paul's new series. Hope you have a very happy Easter with your family.

  11. A lovely easter post, we have a little Easter display, my mum's got little chicks and eggs everywhere i love it :).
    Happy Easter!

  12. A lovely post, Patricia. Wishing you and your family all the joy of Easter and a very happy weekend.

  13. Happy Easter!
    I do love me some English chocolate! Best in the WORLD!

  14. Happy Easter Patricia, I love your charity finds, they look wonderful..
    I hope you've had some nice and sunny days..
    Erna x

  15. I hope you had a lovely Easter with your family and the grandchildren enjoyed their Easter treats. Your Easter cake looks amazing, I having been enjoying the Paul Hollywood bread making program too!
    Sarah x

  16. Oooh, I like the look of that cake, never tried it before but will have to sometime. I've been watching Paul Hollywood's bread programme too and making a note of a few of his tips.


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