I keep my blog as a personal record of what I'm up to, which might be seen as working towards "An elegant sufficiency, content, retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books, ease and alternate labour, useful life"

I'm certainly not there yet.  There is quite some way to go!









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A quiet weekend is planned around here, for after all the gallivanting it’s rather good to be at home and sleep in our own bed.




Amy and Edward are in Devon with her family, so the Easter egg quotient is pretty low around here and there’s a distinctly Russian feel to the bowl in the kitchen.  Sadly, they are not of the Faberge variety but are nevertheless colourful and a little different from our usual designs.




Whilst in St Petersburg I spotted these egg wrappers in a bookstore.  They’re those plastic sleeves which shrink and cling to the egg when placed in boiling water and work really well, especially if the eggshells have a tendency to split open.  I hard-boiled the eggs in our trusty electric egg-boiler first and then dunked the wrapped egg in boiling water for a minute or so for it to shrink before the cold-water dunk.




I think the end result is pretty good!




We brought a few bars of (what we hope is) Easter chocolate home with us too.




Knowing that we wouldn’t be seeing Edward and Amy over the holiday though, we took their Easter bunnies with us and the two small egg cosies I knitted for them are already rather well travelled. 


Wishing you a peaceful weekend, filled with love and sunshine.  Happy Easter!

Reader Comments (3)

The egg wrappers are gorgeous, as are your egg cosies, have you got a link to a pattern? Think Ollie would like one of these on his home grown eggs 😁

April 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTracy mcnicoll

Thanks for the link Gill, with winter coming here, they will be a nice quick project for evenings in front of the fire. Email is still the same 👍

April 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTracy mcnicoll

Love the egg cosies!

April 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMary

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