April 2013

May 01, 2013  •  Leave a Comment


April 2013

April 2013

Well after all the travelling about of the first 3 months of the year, April was a little more laid-back. I love getting out-and-about but it is nice to have some time at home too.

Here are a few of my favourite things from April:

April Fools

I’m not very good at practical jokes so never really make much of an attempt at fooling people myself, but I absolutely love seeing what fools people get up to. A good round-up of the fools from this year is here: http://metro.co.uk/2013/04/01/april-fools-day-2013-guardian-goggles-to-google-nose-top-10-round-up-of-the-actual-jokes-and-pranks-3566936/ and the fool that fooled me is here: http://metro.co.uk/2013/04/01/april-fools-day-2013-a-round-up-of-the-best-jokes-and-hoaxes-3566543/

A meander round the charity shops

Steak knife and fork

Steak knife and fork

I’ve never had much luck finding clothes in charity shops, but I love looking for photo props. I took a leisurely stroll round the charity shops of Chelmsford on a Saturday aiming for photo props but actually coming back with a rather lovely set of steak knives and a silk scarf.


Detail of a silk scarf, bought in a charity shop in Essex

I do like green at the moment!

Self portrait showing headscarf

I’ve mostly been wearing it as a headscarf

Getting back outside

It felt like winter was going to last forever, but finally towards the end of the month it started to warm up, and the garden came back to life! We’re taking every chance we can to be outside, particularly for relaxing with homemade treats and cups of coffee, and going for walks in the country. I was stalked by a scary swan at one point though – that’s a slightly more sinister aspect of the countryside!

Coffee and lemon biscuits in the garden on Sunday morning

Perfect Sunday morning – these lemon biscuits were lovely!

Spring blossom in the garden

Spring blossom in the garden

Recipe of the month

Recipe of the month was another from Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course book: Spaghetti with chilli, sardines and oregano (though in this case with fusilli). A perfect mid-week recipe, this is super quick, tasty, cheap and pretty healthy too!

Fusilli with chilli, sardines and oregano

Fusilli with chilli, sardines and oregano

What were your April highlights?


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