Friday, 22 April 2011

The calm before the storm

The cousins are coming ... the cousins are coming! My mother-in-law is turning 70 on Easter Sunday, and the family are coming to stay.
We are accommodating and catering for twenty-five across the weekend, including a small army of children, so the last week has been a flurry of activity. I sneaked a quiet walk around the farm garden before the family descended and the rowdy fun begins!
We will roll from one meal to the next, enjoying easy company. Tents will be set up in the garden, and the hammock slung between trees for some serious 'chilling out' time.
There will be lots of tennis, and paddock golf. Trees will be climbed, and the garden explored. Easter eggs will be hidden, and excitedly found and consumed!
There will be time to get to know a new baby cousin, and time to catch up on the family's news since Christmas.
And there will be time to reflect on the place of Jesus in history, and in the hearts of Christians the world over.
I hope you have a happy time with family and friends across the Easter break, and that you too will find a moment for some quiet contemplation of life, the world and everything! Bloom x


  1. Gosh, you will be a busy bunny!
    such pretty flowers
    have a lovely Easter
    j x

  2. What a lovely post! May Easter blessings be yours too!

  3. That sounds lovely - you lucky thing! Enjoy all that Easter brings plus such special family time and Happy Birthday to the M-I-L.

  4. So busy! I hope you have a lovely Easter Ros

  5. That sounds wonderful, Happy Easter and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!! So many memories to be made!

  6. How nice to have family for Easter. Enjoy your time together. Happy Easter

  7. happy easter.......enjoy your visitors..........we have a lot too and having a lovely time.........

  8. How absolutely splendid, and in such a lovely place. Enjoy your Easter Celebrations and your visitors!

  9. Happy Easter to you and your family Ros, glad it's such lovely weather for your small army.

  10. I hope your family gathering this Easter turns out to be even more wonderful than the picture you have painted for us! Happy Easter!

  11. Oh, that sounds like rollicking good fun. What a blessing to share so much family time and love!

    I hope the weather was good for the tent dwellers! :)

  12. Hope you had a lovely time with all your visitors, and can have some R&R this week. Routine is back (yay!) but I do miss the kids around - unbelievable.

    Your garden photos are just lovely.

  13. Thank tou so much for those beautiful photos!
    And it's always good to spend time with the family, especially with so great reason!

    Best wishes,


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