Read, Eat, Do

It's that time of the week again. Happy Sunday and Happy Mother's Day! How are you spending your weekend? We spent last night with family (sixteen of us squeezed into my nan's house) and dined on a very Spring-like meal of salmon with tiny roast potatoes and creamed leeks and mushrooms. There were no less than four puddings (yes, four!), all of which I consumed with gusto. This morning I awoke tired (any bedtime after ten leaves me feeling this way) but happy; getting the whole family together can be difficult and often there's one person that is out of town or has to work, but this time we were all there and it was wonderful.


I've not had a huge amount of time this week to read and comment on the blog posts I have enjoyed, but here's a taster of what's been gracing my screen with loveliness over the past seven days...


Reasons to love Spring. It's time to get excited by the new season.

Sarah talks about the creative process of blogging and her essential tools for the job over here.


If you're running a bit late this year, try these Mother's Day macaroons for a quick, homemade gift.

I think brunch might just be my favourite meal of the weekend. Looking for some brunch inspiration for Spring? Look no further than this asparagus and mushroom strata.

It's a pie. It involves chocolate. I need to make this now.


These candles are pretty special.

Looking for a gift for a tea lover? Want an unusual way to display house plants? These DIY teacup planters are most definitely the way forward for you.

Are you the sort of person (like me) who takes their rings off while washing up, going in the bath, gardening and so on? If so, you need to make yourself one of these nifty ring cones.

What posts have you loved this week?

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