Ok, so this is more of a three weekly update, but what can I say? I’ve been a busy gal! April, for us, was packed full of lovely things and we got to spend lots of time with our family and friends. I had lots going on, as well as being really busy with work and blogging fell by the wayside as I feel like I’ve barely had time to sit down and write. So here’s a bit of an update on the last few weeks, now that I finally have a Saturday with no work and no plans!
We were blessed with the most amazing weather for Easter weekend and definitely tried to make the most of it, starting with a walk to the pub and a drink in the sunshine. We spent the Saturday evening in our garden for the first time since moving in and had ourselves a barbecue for tea. I’m now thinking of plans for our garden and I’m very excited to spend more time in it, I love how we have this extra outdoor space!
The garden also came in very handy on Easter Sunday when we had lots of our friends and family over for our house warming party. In celebration of the weather we went for a bit of a summery, tropical theme with a few decorations, leaf print paper cups and napkins, and a big spread of picnic-themed food. We also set up a sort of bar in our kitchen, complete with jugs of Pimms and mojito! I feel like our house is perfect for a garden party as we’ve got French doors that open onto the garden so its really easy for guests to come in and out. Our party went on quite late and tidying up on Easter Monday was a bit of a chore, but we had plenty of breaks out in the sunshine plus a visit to see our friends’ new baby!Although the weather had gone downhill the following weekend we still borrowed my parents’ campervan and drove down to North Yorkshire for a night. We stayed in Masham, which is a really cute little village. We managed to avoid most of the rain by hiding in the campervan and eventually ventured out for a few drinks and some food on the evening. Masham is home to both the Black Sheep and Theakston breweries so we had to try a few of the beers in the pubs. It was our first time in the campervan and we really enjoyed it – we took lots of snacks and some board games to cosy up with on the night.
The following day we packed up and, after a good breakfast in Masham, we headed to Brimham Rocks, an area owned by the National Trust which is full of huge, weird rock formations. I’ve never seen anywhere like it and its a great place for a walk out or, if you’re more adventurous, there’s lots of rock climbing to be done. We had loads of fun climbing on top of the rocks, although I wasn’t quite brave enough for some of the really high ones. The views from the rocks are amazing and I would definitely recommend this place for a day out.
Hopefully I’ll get back to blogging more regularly – why is it that when I’ve got loads to write about, I’ve got no time to actually write? April was definitely a very busy but lovely month for us, here’s to May being just as good!
Catch up on my last Weekly Update here – The Weekly Update 11: Living Room Progress
Give my last post a read here – Bayberry Hollow