Easter, Holidays, London, Out and About

Spring has arrived…

…(and it’s about bloody time)…

The boys had their Easter Bonnet Parade at school today (I’ve just realised this year was Master 7’s last Easter Parade, he’ll be too old next year!  *sniff*).  Never one to plan ahead it was a hurried trip to the shops yesterday afternoon to buy supplies.  By the time I dragged the kiddos back home the rest of the evening was spent helping them attach stuff to their hats with safety pins whilst juggling dinner and attempting to not burn yet another fry pan full of sausages (on the up side, the smoke detectors are in full working order).

The weather has been unseasonably warm here in London.  Normally April weather sits around the 13 degree (celcius) mark but we’ve been getting 20+ weather all week.  It has definitely highlighted how much our bodies have adjusted to the U.K’s milder climate.  20 degrees in the middle of the day is a comfy run of the mill Winter’s day in Brisbane, but to us it’s now positively warm.  I won’t go as far as to say we’re completely English…I don’t think we’ll ever join the, “oh my, its 20 degrees…best take me shirt off and strut through the streets” crowd, but it is amazing how our concept of warm has changed over the past almost 2 years.

We went for a wander through the Woodland after school.

2 thoughts on “Spring has arrived…”

  1. I find it amazing that a country in the north Atlantic has flowering trees already and the country that is east from you in the mid Atlantic is only getting out of the upper 40’s degrees (F).

    Those hats are just adorable!!!

    I made your cookies the other day and needless to say, they didn’t last a day.


    1. naaw I hope the weather there warms up in the very near future for you, I think you are definitely due a good bit of sunshine after a long gloomy winter.

      Admittedly this weather is out of the ordinary and the Brits are flocking to the parks in droves. I’m bumping into topless men (with beer guts to boot) and girls sprawled half naked on the grass at every turn on the way to school and the shops…anyone would think they’d never seen a sunny day in April before! I do rather love that about the people here, they don’t take good weather for granted EVER and they maintain so many beautiful parks in London (a necessity when no one has a back garden bigger than 3mx3m).

      So glad the cookies turned out okay. I planned on making a batch this week (the photos I used were from a year ago I lost the recipe when we moved) but I accidentally ate the block of chocolate….oops! Try again next week.


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