Hurrah for the Easter holidays! E has had so much going on at school recently that the end of term was more than welcome. Friday lunchtime found us whizzing up to Oxford for a sleepover! E stayed with L in her room and R and I had booked the college guest room for the night. Even though we only live 25 minutes away anyway, it was a lovely treat.
Here are a few snaps of our room:
I loved the old windows:
Waking up to the chapel bells ringing, this was the view that greeted us.
I found myself laughing out loud at the thought that my baby gets to wake up to this every day; it's quite unbelievable.
Anyway, I'm getting ahead of myself. When E and I arrived we collected L, bought a mozzarella flat-bread and a veggie samosa and went to a Chinese tea room. My jasmine green tea with tapioca pearls was lovely. The tea room was small but very cute. Shoes had to be removed and a fine time taking selfies was had by all.
Walking back to the college, we came across Kes, the kestrel:
..... and Toby, the tawny owl.
We had arranged to meet L's boyfriend, J, who, being on a croquet team, had volunteered to teach us the basics. L had played before but E and I were complete novices. It was such FUN! A bit like a cross between snooker and crazy golf and very tactical. J was amazing and EXTREMELY patient with those of us who hadn't a clue and who insisted on referring to bats and goals!
A couple of views from the croquet lawn:
Next morning, we had breakfast in Hall and I couldn't resist taking a photo of this beautiful door - one of the oldest parts of the college:
Our game, 'Ticket to Ride', and my maple latte!
Other happies this week:
Making L a 'Don't Panic!' lavender bag to help with revision for her finals:
Finally, a visit to the local antiques fair at the racecourse:
I bought this little sewing basket:
The following items were still inside:
Anyhow, that's all for now. Wishing you all a lovely, restful Easter weekend.
Toodle Pip. x