Oh, I DO like to be beside the seaside

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For the last week, Mabel has been on her jolly hols in North Yorkshire. It has been restful and cheerful in equal/extra measure, and certainly never dull.

As well as lots of much needed sea air, plenty of time has been spent digging in the dirt in my Mum’s beloved vegetable patch (as well as of course getting our herb garden underway), eating without restraint, catching up with old friends, and immersing Baby M in her barrage of cousins.

On Friday night I went along to a charity fundraiser my old school friend was hosting in aid of the Haemophilia Society. Her little nephew has haemophilia, and witnessing all the amazing work charity do first hand has spurred her on to boost their funds … by attempting to trek across Iceland this summer. She is mental. But also incredibly inspiring. If you want to support her valiant efforts you can make a donation here.

In other news, it is OFFICIALLY the run-up to Easter. SO if you’re feeling chocolatey and wondering how to channel your raging passion, why not try some of the old Easter favourites we have collected over the years here on the Log? You absolutely cannot beat these DELICIOUS easter nests, they are one of my favourite things to make/eat in the whole world. I can eat a dangerous quantity of them. Alternatively, you could smear said chocolate all over your face in the name of beauty? And perhaps lick a little bit of your top lip? Find out more about that HERE. And if you’re saving your inappropriate chocolate consumption ’til the weekend, then how about getting the kids into making an Easter tree? I reckon that could kill at least two afternoons this week. Click HERE for inspiration. Or maybe paint some eggs? Sometimes the old ones are the best.

If all that sounds totally rubbish (harsh) then this week we’re making traditional Easter simnel cake, and we’ll be getting crafty Easter-style with the kids all over again. We’re also getting ready for a 10k in powder room (which is being undeniably hindered by the chocolate festival in full flow all around us right now).

Anyway, I’m just off to drink tea in front of the fire. All this holidaying has really taken it out of me.


Mabel X