It will all become easier I know. Our busy timetable will soon be etched into our minds and not just scrawled onto a big piece of butcher's paper hanging on the kitchen wall. Today I got such a lovely surprise when I arrived home from work. I walked into our house to find our two gorgeous girls all dressed up, and I was led to the dining room table. They had prepared a banquet for afternoon tea!!
The table had been set so beautifully. There were candles glowing, pretty plates and favourite glasses and lots and lots of roses from the garden. Bowls of fruit and bowls of chocolates. It was very decadent indeed, for a Sunday afternoon in summer, but oh so welcome. We toasted everything we could think of until it got silly.
A scrumptious Orange Ring Cake had been made by my girls, my Mum's recipe, and a favourite of ours It had lashings of chocolate icing, cherries and tiny Easter eggs on top! There is always a surprise element to cake decorating practices in this house.
It was such a perfect welcome home from work, which lead to a lazy, fully content afternoon of magazine reading and cups of tea, with just a few *domestic goddess* duties thrown in and not much thought of the week ahead.
Wishing you all a lovely week.