Spring in my step

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As the daffodils lose their sunshine, but tulips and blossom take their place; I can’t help but smile. They’re so pretty.

So as we settle into spring and start to pack away winter woolies for another year, april is a month of hard graft for the humble housewife but also in our household a month of celebration.

We kick off on April Fools Day with my mum’s birthday. I have found some lovely gifts which won’t break the bank so will post some ideas. Later in the month it’s my nan’s birthday. And slap bang in the middle; this year, I turn 30.

It doesn’t really bother me, turning 30. It’s just a number. What I don’t understand is how it happened. Time just went so fast. I’m extremely lucky in that I have achieved a lot in my 30 years. I’ve pretty much travelled the world, I have lived in 4 different countries, I have met some amazing people and now I’m married to a wonderful man and have my whole life ahead of me. I think that’s why I’m more than ever ready to be the humble housewife.

Looking back, as a little girl I didn’t really know who or what I wanted to be when I grew up. Now I am (almost) grown up, I have finally realised my ambition. I love being a housewife.

So. This month represents the realisation, the awakening, of someone who now knows exactly what she wants to be when she grows up. The Humble Housewife.

As my birthday falls over Easter this year I won’t be cooking the traditional roast lamb, with chantenay carrots, and grilled asparagus (yum). I won’t have time for egg blowing and decorating. I will make some more Simnel Cakes for the office though as they were delicious. Instead. We’ve decided to get away from it all and head to the Peak district – so I can indulge in walking, pottering, and eating Bakewell Tarts.

So that means, I won’t have any Humble Easter tips this year as I only believe in posting those I have tried and tested. But I’m already looking forward to Easter 2013.

Cake Decorating
At the end of the month some friends and I will be heading to a cupcake decorating course. I’ll be sure to post any clever ideas and some pics.

Spring Cleaning
It’s that time of year to throw open the windows, dust away the cobwebs and get rid of the clutter. I can’t imagine I’m going to do that well at this as we’re so busy this April. But I’m going to try.

Green fingers
I managed to clear out the front garden in march. Well one side of it. Didn’t even touch the evil ivy in the back though. Tut tut. Figured best to start small. So in April-May I will be landscaping the front, outside the lounge bay window. I’ve been researching suitable, low cost, low maintenance plants so will let you know how I get on. And how the design takes shape. Could be a disaster especially if I spend half the time running away from giant spiders like I did when I was clearing up all the dead leaves and odd rocks.

St George’s Day
And finally for April, in the year of the Queen’s Jubilee, I feel that this year more than ever, we can be patriotic on our national day. Which for me, obviously revolves around food so I’ll be posting some incredibly English and incredibly patriotic meal ideas. Yummy. Bring on the beef!

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