Well it's Good Friday already and, breaking with tradition, Mr CC and I are starting the day with homemade pancakes, smoked streaky bacon and a drizzle of local honey. Hot cross buns will have to wait until tomorrow! There's something quite special about kicking off a four day weekend (for me at least, Mr CC still has to work!) with a leisurely breakfast; it feels like a mini celebration, a bit of decadence first thing to brighten your day. Speaking of celebrations, we spent last Sunday with Mr CC's family to celebrate not one but two birthdays with afternoon tea at a local tearoom. Vintage china and cake aplenty!
We've been trying to take things a little more slowly this week in order to appreciate the little things. Yesterday, for example, was a wonderful day filled with experiments in the kitchen, spring flowers and sunshine. I woke early in excitement to try out my new food processor (almond and chia energy bites - delicious) and then made my way into town where I spent a happy hour picking spring blooms in the florist, browsing the second hand shops and trying to resist the urge to buy everything in the farm shop. There's something quite lovely about a morning to yourself, especially when it ends with homemade vegetable soup and a crafting session in the garden creating a spring wreath (up on the blog soon). These are the things I miss when my working week is so hectic; cooking something for dinner is often a chore and my eyes are usually too tired to craft, so yesterday was a welcome reprieve.
It got even better when Mr CC finished work a little early and we headed home to sit (without coats!) in the sunshine - Bella stretched languidly on the lawn and we played around with the camera for an hour before heading in to make dinner. Sometimes it's the simplest of afternoons that can bring so much delight.
What memories have you made this week?
Eleanor is obsessed with stories. She writes for a number of online spaces including This is Your Kingdom, edits Creative Countryside, curates #aseasonalyear and teaches at Chalk House. In addition, she is currently studying for an MA in Creative Non-Fiction Writing. You'll find her roving the fields of the Lincolnshire Wolds or planning her next rural adventure.