Hello, I hope everyone had a lovely Easter weekend and that the sun shone as much as it did here in Skipton. It’s been an exciting week so I thought I’d share some of what we’ve been up to along with some photos that are a little more candid than usual.
Last week, Ian and I took our children to see the Lion King in London. It’s been running at the Lyceum Theatre for 17 years; I was pregnant with Poppy when I first saw it. Poppy, Harry and I saw it together eight years ago, so this was my third time. It was utterly spectacular and even better than we remembered. The production, the costumes, the music, the make-up and the actors are incredible. Amazing. Breathtaking. There simply aren’t enough superlatives to describe it. Tickets are expensive, so it’s very much a treat, but it’s worth every penny.
We ate at Bill’s restaurant, which is just next door to the Lyceum, prior to the show. Bill’s is a favourite of Poppy’s and mine and we’ve eaten at the Leeds, Brighton, Bristol and Durham restaurants and it never disappoints. And neither does the Raspberry and Rosehip Collins. And, in my humble opinion, their sweet potato fries are second to none.
We went to the Natural History Museum the day after. This is something else I will never tire of. It was very busy as one might expect during the school holidays, but still thoroughly enjoyable.
After that, we made the most of the sunshine at Trafalgar Square before heading home.
I was back to work the day after that but off on the following day which was Good Friday. I painted the kitchen and dining area because it needed freshening up and also, I needed to paint over “radiator juice,” (I don’t know the correct term), which splattered everywhere when Ian and I took one of the radiators off. We did this to accommodate a cupboard that I have rehomed which belonged to my brother and sister-in-law. It’s going to be a little project actually because I’m going to repaint it. If it goes well, I’ll share some before and after pictures.
Easter Saturday and Sunday were glorious. Poppy and Harry were working so I tidied the garden and prepared the house and food for Harry’s 16th birthday, which was yesterday, Easter Monday.
There were 11 all together so it was a squeeze around the dining table and we needed all of the emergency chairs. It was fabulous, a sunny afternoon full of love and laughter. Although my head today is telling me I had way too much champagne…
(There is 20% off at Hobbs until tomorrow which is where my red blouse is from).