Monday 18 April 2016

The Last of my Easter Ramblings ...

This year Martin's birthday fell in Easter week, so we decided not to do our usual week away but to have a week at home.

We certainly weren't stuck for things to do. We had a long list of jobs to do, people to catch up with and places to go.

Though the weather forecast for the week was pretty grim, we ended up being really lucky and were treated to some lovely Spring sunshine on Good Friday, which was a great start and we managed to get out and about a bit whilst catching up on some maintenance of our own Geocaches.

We did some repairs and replacements of some of our caches by a couple of really pretty local churches and along the canal, where signs of Spring were starting to make their appearance.

The churchyards were full of daffs and primulas in full bloom and wild flowers were aplenty along the canal side. 
Crops are just starting to appear in their regimented rows and these lovely ladies were all having a good munch In the sunshine
Saturday and Sunday the weather was a bit more mixed but we managed to get out and do a bit more cache maintenance, as well as knocking out a batch of Dad's tomato soup and doing some seed planting and potting on.
Easter Monday we had a big day out at Foxton Locks, meeting up with family we hadn't seen for far too long.

Tuesday was Martin's 55th birthday and I know it sounds awfully mean but we spent most of the day doing some serious spring cleaning before meeting up with more friends for a curry ... The diet has certainly taken a battering this week.

Wednesday was glorious but we didn't really make the most of the weather. We just spent the day hanging round the house, before heading out to the symphony hall in Birmingham to see Collabro, Martin's birthday treat.

The rest of the week was spent doing some gentle pottering, managing to pull in our first real bike ride for far too long ...
A bit of crafting ...
And an even smaller bit of gardening, though we are really pleased with this pot we've planted up of snakeshead fritillery and ferns.  Hopefully another maintenance free pot, which will give us Spring colour for years to come.
The week came to an end far too soon and Martin headed back into work on Monday.  We're already looking forward to our next break when we'll be off to the Yorkshire coast to stay in what looks like a really nice cottage, which I'm sure you'll be able to read more about soon.

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