Happy (belated) Easter!
I hope everyone had a lovely (and chocolate-filled) day yesterday and a good bank holiday weekend. The sun that showed its face here on Friday didn’t hang around, which was a shame.
But it’s been good anyway. We went to the Rare Breeds Centre on Saturday, which is run by a charity and does a brilliant job.
And if you want to pick a good time to go there, spring is definitely it:
I want one of those baby goats.
Aren’t they lovely? The lambs were cute too:
But the best bit was undoubtedly the pig racing:
So, so funny. The pigs are chasing food but you can tell they enjoy the running anyway because they overtook the children carrying the bucket!
Then of course, Saturday evening was chocolate o’clock. Let’s not go into details. It was gooooooood 🙂
And talking of chocolate, and the self-restraint mentioned in my last post, I had cause to make another cake, for my friend’s little girl, whose birthday it was. She loves horses and riding (and chocolate) so this is the one I came up with:
I said to my mum, who’s amazing at decorating cakes, that however much I start off doing it properly, with piped icing or sugar paste, I always end up just painting on the cake 🙂
Of course this time, I scraped that icing saucepan to my heart’s content. With the amount of the stuff I’ve got outside in the last couple of days, it would be fair to assume I’m sick of chocolate now. Not a bit of it.
On Thursday, my colleague who’d also given up chocolate for Lent asked in a mock-serious voice whether I’d learned anything from the experience. I said yes, two things.
I’ve learned that it is possible to exist without chocolate, although only just, and I’ve learned just how much I like ice cream. I’m not sure that’s entirely in the spirit of Lenten observances but still. It’s a lesson learned.
Now if you’ll excuse me, there’s a bag of Cadbury’s Mini Eggs calling my name… 🙂
Have a great week!