This morning , before work I sat on my sofa and drank a hot cup of tea, in peace, watching the breakfast news. I almost always try to have a cup of tea in the morning, but after wrestling myself and E into a state that can roughly be described as "dressed", then running out the door, I almost always come home at the end of the day to find the sad little cup undrunk, cold and fit only for the plughole. But with Fred's new job meaning he gets the Easter holidays off, he took care of E this morning and, having got up at my normal "nursery panic" time, I found myself with a whole half hour to enjoy my morning cuppa, lovely.
Also thanks to the Easter holidays the train to work was quieter than normal this morning. I got a seat straight away and was able to enjoy my book (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo BTW, I'm a bit behind on my reading!)
E got to see her cousin on Easter Sunday. They are almost the same age and have just reached the point of being able to really play together, they were also both really really excited about meeting up. They ran around holding hands, bossing each other about and having endless little tea parties but I think my favourite bit of the day was the Easter egg hunt. I hid bright little foil covered Easter eggs all over the garden (in pairs to prevent arguments) and the girls ran around shrieking and giggling together to look for them, actually by the end, quite a few of their (many) Aunties were running around after them giggling too.
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