Trampolining Bunny Easter Hat…and a catch up

It’s been a while since I posted, so this is going to be rather photo-filled as I catch you up with what we’ve been up to!

My sister and her family have been visiting from Hong Kong for the past few weeks, so we’ve had some large family outings gatherings, culminating in a special party last weekend celebrating our parents’ 50th wedding anniversary!

I’ll start with the hat for the annual school Easter Hat Parade, even though it was a while ago now! Our son is in 6th grade, so this will be the last (I assume!) hat we’ll make ūüė¶ And it didn’t turn out quite as well as we’d pictured it, but it was quite unique so I’ll share it with you anyway.

We try and match the hat to his current favourite things…but it was hard to come up with a new theme this year. After much thinking it dawned on me that he has been loving jumping on the trampoline – and so we decided to incorporate that into the hat, and have the Easter Bunny jumping and having his eggs bounce around too!

Easter hat 3

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Renewing One of the Most Useful Things in my Kitchen

Tea towels; we use them all the time, and they need to be within easy reach. I have them hanging from my oven door, and near my sink.

But we find that the easiest way to dry our hands is to use this towel roll attached to the door!

handtowels red and green

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Lovely Lemons!

Recently I had the opportunity to pick a bag full of¬†lemons from a very¬†old lemon tree, before the property passed to the new owners. My poor little lemon tree in a pot at home doesn’t do the best job at producing fruit, so I was very pleased to stock up!

While they don’t look as ‘beautiful’ as shop-bought, their blemishes are only skin deep, and they still taste great! Here they are, with a commercial lemon for comparison

lemons

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