Celebrate - Easter

Unbelievably, the kids are finally about the return to school after what seems like almost a month off school. It seems like a month because, well, it has been a month. That's quite a long time and at the risk of sounding like a whining old woman, the juggling required to entertain kids, spend time with them and run your own business is not the easiest thing in the world. It feels like juggling vintage china whilst bouncing on a pogo-stick with no hands and joining in with a serious conference call all at the same time.

Anyway, that simile aside, now their attention is being diverted to the imminent arrival of summer term, I've actually got some time to blog again - hurrah. So, here's a little look at our Easter celebrations.

My Mum and Dad came round for Easter lunch and we feasted en famille. Of course, to me, celebrations offer the happy opportunity to craft with undeniable purpose so I got a little stylistically excited...

As we've got a right mix of food allergies and intolerances among the kids here, it's hard to get things 'off the shelf' that they can all have. So, I packed individual egg boxes with a mix of things to suit the recipient - no-one could complain that their gift didn't look the same as someone else's and no-one looked like their were 'different'. Result.

As we've got a right mix of food allergies and intolerances among the kids here, it's hard to get things 'off the shelf' that they can all have. So, I packed individual egg boxes with a mix of things to suit the recipient - no-one could complain that their gift didn't look the same as someone else's and no-one looked like their were 'different'. Result.

Stripy straws and bunny cups from The Hambledon - easter essentials

Stripy straws and bunny cups from The Hambledon - easter essentials

And I didn't forget Mum & Dad either - their boxes looked slightly more 'grown up' though!

And I didn't forget Mum & Dad either - their boxes looked slightly more 'grown up' though!

Mini-egg place settings - pile a handful in a cupcake case and popped on plates for lucky diners.

Mini-egg place settings - pile a handful in a cupcake case and popped on plates for lucky diners.

A bit of Easter decoration - iconic spring flowers in a painted tin, painted egg-shells in an egg box, pretty pastel buttons scatter around and sparkling elderflower soda, bringing a hint of the summer to come. {the paints are Farrow & Ball 'Lulworth Blue' and 'Nancy's Blushes'}

A bit of Easter decoration - iconic spring flowers in a painted tin, painted egg-shells in an egg box, pretty pastel buttons scatter around and sparkling elderflower soda, bringing a hint of the summer to come. {the paints are Farrow & Ball 'Lulworth Blue' and 'Nancy's Blushes'}