Easter Egg hunt at Upton House

Easter egg hunt at Upton House- Bubbablue and me

It’s been a while since I’ve been to our nearby National Trust property, Upton House. And a few years since I took N for a Cadbury easter egg hunt there. The first time we took N’s youngest cousin with us, and this time we invited him along too.  At 8 he’s still willing to look for Easter eggs, and he and N always love being out and about together. With my family membership I could get the nephew in too,… Continue Reading “Easter Egg hunt at Upton House”

National Trust Easter trails at Stowe Gardens

easter trails at Stowe Gardens - Bubbablue and me

I love doing the Easter trails at National Trust venues, and this year decided we’d go to Stowe Gardens. We’d arranged to meet friends on Good Friday, and given the weather was looking great, thought we’d do Stowe that day and give the 3 boys plenty of chance to run around. N always moans about Stowe because it’s a long walk (probably 10 minutes in reality) from the welcome building to the gardens, but sometimes we go on the little… Continue Reading “National Trust Easter trails at Stowe Gardens”

School Days – Easter egg roll and homework

easter egg roll competition eggs - minion egg and ladybird egg

It’s school term over as we went into Easter. They do seem to come round quickly, but we’re looking to a few days off work, and 2 weeks off school although N will be at holiday club for part of the holidays.  Here’s what we got up to this week. Homework progress This week was when I got strict about doing homework after my concerns last week with progress.  Each day we read his reading book and learned some of… Continue Reading “School Days – Easter egg roll and homework”

Children’s Easter event at Blenheim Palace

Easter fun at Blenheim Palace - Bubbablue and me

I love our Blenheim Palace annual pass, and we certainly make the most of it.  I noticed that over Easter (yes, I’ve only just got round to writing up my Easter goings on) Peter Rabbit was going to be appearing, and as N loves the tv show and his soft toy and figurine, we had to go to meet him. We’ve been to a few of the events there, mostly jousting, craft fairs, the car show, but I’ve never seen… Continue Reading “Children’s Easter event at Blenheim Palace”

Lights and music in Colourscape at Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor aviaries

We’d not managed to get tickets for the Christmas light displays at National Trust’s Waddesdon Manor last year which I was really disappointed about, so I was on the look out for another excuse to visit once it opened again after Christmas.  So when I spotted the Colourscape event over the Easter holidays, I knew I wanted to go and see it. Brilliantly it coincided (although I’d not twigged until a couple of days before) with the Cadbury Easter Trails… Continue Reading “Lights and music in Colourscape at Waddesdon Manor”

Easy Easter egg decorating ideas

ideas for decorating easter eggs with Sharpies - Bubbablueandme

We don’t really do a big celebration at Easter.  N gets a few eggs from family, and there’s a big family meal.  Then we try and get out somewhere locally if the weather’s good.  We don’t decorate the house either, but last year I decorated eggs for the first time.  This year I’d been planning to try naturally dyed ones again, as well as using lace to dye a pattern, but decided to opt for an easier method, ie Sharpies.… Continue Reading “Easy Easter egg decorating ideas”

Project 365 2015 week 14

sharpie decorated easter eggs

We’re into week 14, and it’s the run up to Easter, so lots of Easter egg decorating and preparations.  We’ve had a lot of review products turn up this week (or N getting interesting in the ones he’s previously turned his nose up at), so some of the photos are a little on the dull side. Here’s what we’ve been up to this week. Sunday was a day at home, and of course a day at home means N went… Continue Reading “Project 365 2015 week 14”

It’s eggs-citing – Decorate your own egg cups

decorate egg cups with Sharpies

Ok, so you always see amazing Sharpie crockery ideas on Pinterest and fancy making them. Then if you’re like me, you just have tonnes of pins, and no time to actually make the item.  But in the case of decorating mugs or plates with Sharpies, I was definitely up for trying that. Rather than mugs (because we have lots anyway and we rarely drink hot drinks in the house so they all go unused), I decided that I’d decorate egg… Continue Reading “It’s eggs-citing – Decorate your own egg cups”