Today I got round to putting up some Easter decorations. I raided the contorted willow in our front garden, which was a bit of a struggle to do, as we had pruned it so severely a few months back there was very little to raid!
Some painted eggs, a whole load of mini-decorations that I got a few years back from Paperchase (they have similar ones this year, here), some wooden bunnies and lambs from Lidl and one of Miss Used-to-Bees' cast-off bunnies are all adorning the dining room table now.
Shame my camera threw several hissy fits when I tried to get it to take snaps - it seemed to be exclaiming 'But where on earth do you want me to focus?' So this is as good as it gets...
Earlier on, I had been out on one of those little rounds of errands, diving into various different shops and workplaces to tick all sorts of jobs off my 'To Do' list. In amongst the errands, was a trip to the Post Office, to send off the last of the books I had piled up last week. (And a certain bunny - off to a new home for Easter! Thanks Abby!)
As I got out of the car, I found a sweet and rather forlorn little dog sniffing away at the side of the pavement, looking rather lost. Having asked passers-by if she was theirs and received only a 'No', I grabbed her and unscrewed her little identity tag. Luckily, her address was on the adjacent road so I picked her up and found the number - in fact it was the corner house of the road we were parked on, actually right there where she was!
I felt a bit of a numpty!
Maybe she wasn't lost after all, but she wasn't WITH anybody and she was close to the road, so I walked up to the front door and knocked. Then the owner appeared from the garden, and told me that she is a regular escapee called Doris who can't see or hear very well and is frightened of his chickens, which were roaming happily in the garden!
Anyway, I handed her over, a bit embarrassed and then went into the Post Office. By the time I came out the nice gentleman was handing over a box of half-a-dozen still warm eggs as a thank you, to Mr U-t-B in the car. How sweet!
Boiled eggs for tea!
Look at the lovely trug of Spring flowers my lovely sister gave me on Mothering Sunday!
Once they are finished indoors I will have to plant them out for next year - such pretty, frilly blooms!
Thanks for all the lovely comments on the bunnies and the Gladys Peto illustrations. The bunnies are all gone now, but I did have fun making them!