Saturday, 22 April 2017

Easter

The last two weeks have flown by and our Easter break has gone so fast.
Unfortunately, for me, the first week was spent virtually housebound following a hospital visit, and although exhausted and in some discomfort it felt very frustrating not being able to get out and about like I'm used to.
By Friday I was going a little stir-crazy but thankfully I was able to manage a short walk. It was such a relief and what a difference a week makes! So many flowers and the Bluebells were really beginning to show themselves. The fresh air and sunshine felt so restorative and just what I needed.
The Easter tree got decorated and we made a delicious chocolate cake which we covered with little sugar coated eggs. As with anything chocolatey in this house it didn't last very long.
Usually on Easter Sunday we take a walk up to one of our favourite viewpoints and eat some chocolate egg whilst sat on a lovely wooden bench. This year, however, the weather was a bit damp. We still managed the walk but instead came home to enjoy the chocolate and warmed ourselves through with a nice cup of tea.
Luckily Monday turned out to be a much drier day and we took the train to Crosby beach. I have always wanted to see the Antony Gormley sculptures and it was a really enjoyable visit.
Even though it looks quiet from these photographs, there were a lot of people and dogs out enjoying the Bank Holiday. There was only a gentle breeze and it was mild enough to sit and enjoy some lunch as we watched the tide roll in and gradually cover some of the figures before we made our way home again.
The last few days have been spent close to home. I've been on some gentle walks, caught up with the housework and concentrated on getting well again.
J. X 


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  1. I'm glad you hear that you're on the road to recovery, it's no fun being housebound, especially when you're someone who enjoys the outdoors. We visited the Another Place sculptures on Crosby Beach a few years ago and I too enjoyed my visit. I found it very though provoking. Your chocolate Easter cake looks delicious, it wouldn't have lasted long in our house either.

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    1. Thank you Jo. I was climbing the walls by the end of the week. I really enjoyed the beach visit. X

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  2. I love visiting Crosby beach, we haven't been for a while.

    Hope you're on the mend now, it always feels great to get out and about after being stuck inside doesn't it.

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    1. I had wanted to go and see the sculptures for ages. Why is it that we put off doing things like that? It isn't even far away. X

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear of your hospital visit, take care and listen to your body to get fully well again. Your chocolate cake looks delicious by the way.
    I should visit Crosby beach someday as I would love to see the Antony Gormley sculptures for myself, oh and let my dog enjoy herself on that beach.

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    1. Thank you Eileen. I am definitely taking things easy this time around. X

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  4. So sorry to hear your hospital visit, sending you a hug and hoping all is well with you now. Take care of yourself.

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    1. Thank you. I'm slowly on the mend. It's so lovely to read of your new adventures. X

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  5. I hope you are feeling better now and are recovering quickly. It is nice you went on a walk, the woods look lovely! The cake looks delicious, I am the same with chocolate around, it does not usually last very long.

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    1. The cake didn't last long at all! Anything chocolatey, I love it. X

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  6. It's good to hear that your feeling better, it sounds like you had a lovely Easter weekend. I've never had an Easter tree before but yours looks very nice! :)

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    1. Thank you Tania. I can't remember when we started having an Easter tree but it has become tradition now along with our Easter Sunday walk. X

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  7. Hope you're back to full strength soon. The right level of exercise definitely boosts recovery x

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    1. Thanks CT. I'm working on it. X

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  8. Goodness Jules...sorry to hear of your misfortune...hope whatever ailed you is healing well...that poor sculpture must be very chilly! x

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    1. Thank you Jackie. I'm slowly on the mend. One of the sculptures was wearing a t-shirt! Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photograph of that one. X

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  9. Glad to hear you are up and about again Jules. Hope everything is ok. Enforced rest isn't much fun, suddenly you find you want to do a hundred and one things and it can be frustrating not being able to.

    The chocolate cake looks delicious and your day out to to Crosby looks lovely. Hope Lily enjoyed the holidays and Her Easter eggs. Take care of yourself and have a good week. Xx

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    1. Thank you Suzanne. I'm taking things easy but I am slowly on the mend now. I was climbing the walls the other week, desperate to get outdoors. We all managed to have a lovely Easter weekend though. X

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  10. Sorry to hear you have been unwell, Wishing you a speedy recovery, xx

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  11. Sending you a hug from Asia, sorry to hear you had been housebound, hope you are well on the mend now - love that sculpture!
    Wren x

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    1. Thank you. The sculptures are quite a surreal sight. There are one hundred of them! X

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  12. hope you are feeling stronger each day, and getting over your health issues.

    Totally agree about getting out and about and enjoying the air and nature. Something very reassuring and therapeutic about getting out.
    xx

    p.s really craving chocolate cake now! x

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    1. Thank you so much Sadie. I'm slowly on the mend. You're absolutely right, getting outdoors has made such a difference to my sense of wellbeing. Chocolate cake has helped too! X

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  13. Yum, beautiful cake. A lovely way to spend Easter, hope you're feeling better xx

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    1. Thank you Cheryl. I'm improving every day. X

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  14. I hope you are now feeling better. Love the picture of the woods, there is something faerie about it. Magic, ethereal. especially picture 2!

    Feel better vibes beaming through the ether! Sol xx

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    1. Thank you Sol. It is a particularly beautiful woodland walk. X

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  15. hope you're fully recovered soon.

    love those sculptures, must get to see them one day x

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    1. Thank you. I'm getting there.
      Do go and visit the sculptures. I don't know why I put it off for so long. X

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  16. Sorry to hear you had to go to hospital and was housebound. I know a bit of how that goes! Glad to hear you are on the mend. Please take it easy if you can and rest as much as possible. Take care of yourself.

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    1. Yes, you have had more than your fair share of medical appointments. I'm doing OK, thank you Bless. It was so good just to get out and about again and my health is now slowly improving. X

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