Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Let them eat cake...

How quick the time goes... two weeks over with just like that.  I have to confess to it all being a little hectic and possibly not really the weather I was hoping for.  Yes I know the sun shone on most of England this past two weeks but sadly I seemed to have followed the clouds.It was all a bit mad, as it is when your with your children, managing play dates, cooking, serious crafty time and even getting some sleep in.  Our little break away by the sea was filled with lots of wellie walks and the usual Blyton-ess adventures.  Eating lots of yummy food and of course lots of chocolate eggs.
As for the Suzie Sews creativity, well that was a little slow on happening.  Some stuff was made including some summer sewing and of course I knitted whist sheltering from the rain, this helped keep the clouds from dampening my spirits.  
I spent time in the company of good friends and the children giggled their way through the days.  A special visit to a friend to attend the Christening of her special little girl, and it was a real honour to become a Godmother to her.  What a treat to be welcomed into the family and made to feel part of the gang.
So the children returned to school and to beat the post holiday blues I have been baking...raspberry and lime cake which came from the lovely Vintage Heaven.  A little time spent pottering around in my kitchen without the endless juice runs, can I have something to eat, can you come in the garden and play etc... so suddenly the house is quite and as I sat with my afternoon tea the silence was deafening...
The children returned home in a whirl of excitement, chatting away and up to mischief.  As they sat at the kitchen table and tell me the stories of their day I throw us a little supper together before they sleepily climb the stairs. Once  again the balance is restored...


Time for some serious time in my sewing room...............................................................

Pictures 1 Break for afternoon tea 2 raspberry and lime cake 3 in the mix 4 tea in the sunshine 5 supper  


12 comments:

Caroline said...

Oh that cake just looks so gorgeous - it's making my mouth water just looking at it! Let's hope you get your crafting back now that some normality has returned!!

Jacoline (Lien) said...

Yummie cake. great that you had a good break.

PrincessPea said...

I hope that you enjoyed the break, despite the weather. Your cake looks like a perfect pick-me-up, my mouth is actually watering at the photo!

julia said...

Ooooh I'd forgotten all about that cake, thanks for reminding me!
That supper looks delicious, what is it?
Glad you had a lovely Easter break, is the sun shining with you?
Julia xx

French Knots said...

Mmm cake, looks delish!

Janie said...

Mmmm, that cake looks delicious. I'll have to try it, once I'm allowed to get back in the kitchen.

Take care

Lin said...

That cake .... yum! The break sounded lovely.

the homely year said...

We just can't resist a yummy cake like that!
Margaret and Noreen

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your raspberry and lime cake looks delicious! A friend gave me a big bag of limes from her tree last week so I will have to give it a try.

Jane said...

Delicious looking cake, Glad you had a lovely holiday. Jane x

Tracy said...

Beautiful cake, Suzie...terrific flavors! So glad you had a nice Easter break and time away. Happy Days to you all :o) ((HUGS))

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Suzie!

I was so excited to read your sweet comment what a real treat! :o) The cake looks delicious! We all need a little break from time to time, a refreshing! You and your family enjoy a beautiful week!

Smiles...

Beverly