...with Abi of Creating Paper Dreams. Round about this time every month she takes a break from the studying to invite us round for a virtual coffee. Or tea. Sorry, you usually get offered coffee first in this house, out of habit. But come on in, I'll be more than happy to hunt out the teapot if that's your fancy!
Careful you don't hit your head on the Easter pinata! It's still hanging from the stairs, because no one has the heart to untie it and put it away. It's empty, of course: we whacked it with the mop handle until all the jellybeans and chocolate limes fell onto the hall floor, and the The (Not So) Small One gathered them all up and divided them out. Her brother ate what he could before he left, but - well, you can see the brown paper parcel sitting on the table. We're posting him the rest to keep him going while he revises.
Revision? Don't get me started! Any exams going on in your house? All Easter I've been torn between wanting to get the two of them out in the fresh air and thinking up trips for us, and not wanting to drag them away if the studying is going well. But I'm not going to have a big rant about too much pressure today. I'm sure you'll have heard me at that one before.
let's talk about something nice instead. Did you get to see any friends or family over the holiday weekend? We headed to Little E's for a delicious lunch, put together by his dad, Kenny-Who-Cooks. I'm a bit light on photos, but I did find some on my phone - look, it's interesting what happens when three different photographers grab the same phone in turn:
First I tried to take pictures of the three cousins and Little E spotted me and turned his own camera right back at me (sidenote - my two maintain they don't look anything like each other. Ha! Beard excluded, obviously. Hard to believe that's the same lad in the Hollywood layout , posing beside Arnie's star )
Then, I asked Little E if he wanted to do selfies. Clearly, he has an excellent sense of self.
And then when I got home I discovered someone else had lifted my phone to catch us on the trampoline
I think there'll be a new layout in there somewhere.
Ooh, I do have a layout to show you before you go. Little E's museum has progressed. I'd like to have more pictures, but it wasn't allowed. The curator was quite firm about that. He's a little scary, actually. He sits in his deckchair beside his carefully curated collection of Furbies and he watches you, to make sure you aren't about to touch anything. You mustn't touch.
So, I'll say cheerio for today, because I know you'll have other places to drop in on today. Abi hosts quite a party! I had been going to ask if you had any holidays planned. But maybe we'll leave that til next month? Another few weeks and it will feel like summer is on its way.
See you soon! But go on, break a piece of chocolate off that egg before you go. I'm not going to finish the whole thing off myself...