The Easter holidays are rolling past fast, Max digging in to some serious A level revision (though he has a LAN party planned for the weekend and has offered to drive Vicki back up to Oxford tomorrow so is getting some respite other than our requests for help with odd jobs).
Meanwhile Rosie has her first full-time job! She is starting in London on Tuesday, which is rather tight given our Easter weekend plans, but hopefully she will manage the first few days by commuting and we will see what we can achieve in a day or so up in town as soon as she has a 'weekend' off. She has done very well to get this one, the second round of interviews being a whole day of activities, so we hope to toast the start of this new phase of her life this evening.
...when we will have the whole family together! Ben has just called to say he has got an early train, so will be with us in time to eat. Luckily I had planned a slow-roast lamb so there will be plenty to go round, and he will be able to see his sisters before they leave next week.
I was also delighted to be invited to join our conductor's second choir this week: they are better singers and more professional in their approach, meeting up around the country and performing small concerts. I will be able to meet them all at a retreat planned at the end of May which should be great fun, provided I can keep up with them.
Rosie and I had a short but lovely drive this morning through the sunshine and bluebells to local business Fickle Pickle, who take old furniture and repair and repaint for very reasonable prices. I was looking for a cabinet that might suit our kitchen and Lynn showed us round her busy barn workshop, finding a piece that might fit the bill. She was very keen to visit Normandy so we can hopefully work out an exchange of favours at some point.
Meanwhile I have been weeding and planting in the garden, as it bursts into Spring leaf and blossom. Such a wonderful time of year, and the week-long clear, sunny skies have been fabulous.
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