It’s Spring! I feel as if someone has turned a switch on inside me and now I am a normal person again. I went for a couple of long walks around our village today and it occurred to me that although I have extreme beauty right on my doorstep, I never really stop to appreciate it.
Here is my neighbour’s tree in blossom. I get to see this out of my window (especially now that I am not waking up in the dark on weekdays any more), which is bliss.
The first of the forsythia. LD #2 wanted to move into the house this belongs to when it last came on the market. It has huge rooms and windows, which is very unusual for the countryside. Unfortunately also a huge price tag.
The eagle eyed amongst you will have spotted that the new season has brought a new look to my blog – especially when the results of my experimentation was a new Sticky post popping into everyone’s reader (a Sticky as short lived as a Pritt stick under the sole control of a toddler – I have decided to go for a static front page instead.)
Since I started blogging, I’ve accumulated quite a collection of pictures, which I’ve been wanting to use to greater effect in navigation for a while, and this new theme, Moka, certainly lets me do that. I am very pleased and impressed with it, especially as it only cost £11 – bargain! The only thing I have to do is go back through all my posts and ensure they are correctly tagged so that they come up in the right category.
I was also very excited to get my hands on a batch of fresh yeast which I used to bake some Chelsea buns for Lovely Daughter #1:
The recipe is here, although I used a raspberry jam glaze rather than the golden syrup one recommended. Also the drizzly icing (such fun to apply!) is two dessert spoons of milk in 3/4 of a cup of icing sugar. I am starting to be converted to the American way of thinking – it’s so much easier in some contexts.
Hope you all enjoyed the sunshine, whatever you were up to.