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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Easter, Bunnies, And A Birthday!

Hi everyone I hope that you are all well and have had a good few weeks, as well as a good Easter and Easter break! I had a lovely one despite having been quite ill with a very heavy and heady cold, which has taken me the best part of the last few weeks to even think about shifting! But despite this didn't let it ruin my Easter break as it was my first full one in about 12 years due to the fact that I'm usually tied up with work, so I made the most of it and had a lovely few days spending time with my hubby and catching up with family.

On Good Friday the day started with the grass box that I had ordered for Florrie turning up just in time for Easter, which I was very happy about! I had been looking into buying or making one for a while but hadn't been able to find any seeds or soil that weren't treated, so when I stumbled across the gorgeous grass box below on "Not On The High Street" from the lovely people at "Potting Shed Designs" I was really chuffed! Plus it also comes with your bunnies name on!
 
As you can see I think that Florrie liked it! 

So the seeds have now been sown within the last week, and this Sunday just gone they began to sprout! I can't believe how quickly they are growing now as after only two days we have a good few cm of grown as you can see below, so I don't think that it will be long before Florrie can tuck into it!


So as well as Florrie's grass box turning up, Good Friday was also the day that my hubby and I decided to venture into town for a bit of fresh air as I hadn't been out in days, and it was the first day that I started to feel a little better. Plus the annual Italian Festival which always runs over the Easter break was also on in town too. 

The Friday marked the day of the Ferrari parade and Mini's which we caught bits of this year, but we didn't watch it all as we caught it in its entirety last year which you may remember me blogging about. So for that reason I focused more on taking pictures of the mini's this year rather than the Ferrari's, some of which you can see below.


Easter Saturday consisted of us driving up to Croydon to see my hubby's mum, step-dad, one of his brother's, plus his Fiance and our little Niece. 

Once there we had a lovely day chilling out and catching up, which was really nice as I haven't seen my Niece since Christmas as they don't live that locally to us. We also don't often just get to meet up with them as we usually have the hubby's other brother's, sister their partner's, and nephews there too which can make it bit too chaotic to talk much. Plus as I mentioned in my last post I also had to miss our Niece's first birthday last month due to work, so it really was a well overdue catch-up for me. My mother-in-law also cooked us a huge amount of food as always, so we were fit to burst by the time that we left!  

Easter Sunday was then another chilled one this time spent at my parents, which consisted of another feast with my sister, her boyfriend and my grandma in attendance too. We also received plenty of Easter eggs, and spent the afternoon playing many games of Uno. Below you can see the lovely roast and dessert that we had, as well as my many Easter treats!

As well as Easter eggs I also had a bit of an Easter shopping haul of my own since there were so many lovely bunny bits about! I have been pretty good at resisting all of the bunnified things that appear around Easter over the last few years, but this year I just couldn't resist! Below you can see my collection Easter finds! 


On Easter Monday the hubby and I made our way back into town for the Italian Festival again, this time because the hubby wanted to see the Bugatti Veyron that they were going to have there for the first time. It's one of his favourite cars and he had never seen one before so like most men he was in his element and like a kid in a sweet show! It took a bit of hunting out but after watching another parade of super cars and stopping for a spot of lunch, as well as us stumbling over the hubby's all time favourite car the Nissan GTX we found it. Below you can see both cars as well as some of the others that we saw! Most of the photos come courtesy of my hubby!        

 The Bugatti Veyron! Crazily worth over one million pounds from new!
   
The Nissan GTR left and a kit car that took my hubby's fancy on the right 

A selection of other super cars that my hubby felt were photo worthy

Plus a pic of the parade that I took left and the back of an old car that I liked

On the walk back we saw some lovely bluebells and my first butterfly of the season. I also spotted a common blue butterfly just after this and have seen another one since, but they were too fast for me to capture!

So all in all like I said we had a lovely Easter break. The weather wasn't bad either, and hasn't been for the last few weeks. It's been very dry and we have had some lovely sunny spring days, but there has definitely been quite a chill in the air!

Below you can see the lovely blossom tree outside of our window that I mentioned in my last post in full bloom!

It really is truly stunning when it comes out like this, but the pictures never really do it justice. I look forward to it blooming every year, but sadly it doesn't last long though and most of the blossom is dying off now.

On the Bobby Bunny & Friends front my business cards excitingly turned up last Tuesday, and I am pretty pleased with them! I wasn't sure how they would turn out as I went for Vista Print in the end after having looked at Moo for a long time, but I just couldn't justify how much more they were. Below you can see the outcome!


I have also been working on some new designs! If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you may have seen the Happy Easter design that I put up. It wasn't a card design this year but maybe in the future! I enjoyed doing it, but it did take me a few days as it is one of the more detailed designs that I have done as of late! I also struggled a lot with the hat on Bella bunny which got drawn and re-drawn many times until it was right, but I got there in the end!

Below you can see it as a sketch, work in progress, and the finished article!

As well as the Easter design I also had a request for a "Teacher You Are Leaving To Have A Baby" card, and as I need to build my portfolio at the moment I made a bespoke design especially for the customer. It had to be bigger than my usual cards as it needed to be signed by a class so I made it as big as my printer would allow. 

It was a design that I enjoyed doing, and I didn't struggle with much of it like I did the Easter design so it was completed relatively quickly. The teacher in question also doesn't know the sex of the baby so I tried to keep the colours quite neutral. Below you can see the result both as a sketch, finished design, and as card.


The design will also be going up for sale on my Etsy shop within the next few weeks in the same sized format as my usual cards. 

This weekend just gone was another busy one with us popping into town before going over to the hubby's brother's to see him and our nephew's so that we could drop off their Easter eggs, as we didn't get to see them the previous weekend. Once again the weather was lovely and sunny so we spent the afternoon having catch-up up outside in the sun, before returning home to got out for a meal with some of my old school friends that I haven't seen for a fair while. We had a lovely time but were pretty stuffed by the end of it!

Sunday was again another busy day as it marked not only St. George's Day, but also my 29th birthday! So I spent the day celebrating with family by going out for lunch to one of our favourite pubs that has the most beautiful views overlooking the south downs from it's garden, before returning to my parents for some Connie Caterpillar cake and another round of Uno!

I had a lovely day and was thoroughly spoilt and obviously there were lots of bunnifed things! Below you can see them along with my yummy dinner, cake, and the beautiful views from the pub garden!   


On the Florrie front the little monkey has gone up in weight again, surprise, surprise, and is now 1.9kg! She is all good though and has been continuing to like sunning herself as you can see below. I also made her a little toy the other day out of an old toilet tube which I stuffed with hay and hung from the top of her hutch, which she thoroughly enjoyed playing with again as you can also see below.


It was funny watching her play with it whilst to tug it down, even though she did try to cheat at one point by simply trying to bite it off from the string! She's definitely not stupid that one! In the end it lasted nearly a week before she completely wrecked it, and now all that remains is the string!

Our new approach to getting Florrie out of the hutch by taking the top floor off seems to still be going much better than me just trying to get her out from the door. Again some days she takes more coaxing up and down the ladder, but it's defiantly a much safer angle plus one that she can't try to pounce or bite at me from!

We did however have one slight bunny drama the other day though when I was clipping her back nails, as she wouldn't let the vet near them when we last went to get her vaccinated. I was clipping them with her on the top of the sofa as usual but when I went for her back outside nail she decided to jump off of the sofa as I was cutting it. Luckily I didn't get the quick, but I was a bit concerned that I may have damaged her toe, leg, or foot. Thankfully though all seems to be well, even though I think she is going to be even less inclined to let me trim her nails next time! So far she is wonky and has one back foot trimmed and the other not!

Apart from that the other incident was that the monkey managed to get her paws or rather her teeth into my hubby's laptop wire charger yesterday! I had literally just put her on the sofa and had reached to cover the wires as usual as I had forgotten to it prior to getting her out, but despite having shown no interest in them before she beat me to them! Thankfully it wasn't plugged it in but she was happily munching into it as if it were a stick! What is it with bunnies and wires! I need eyes in the back of my head with this little one as she really is like having a toddler!

I hope that you are all having a good start to the week, and thank you for taking the time to visit, as always it means a lot! x      

2 comments:

  1. So glad you had a lovely Easter and happy belated birthday wishes too!!
    Florrie is so cute and obviously keeping you on your toes. :)
    V x

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    1. Thank you Vivienne! I hope that you had a lovely Easter too, and yes Florrie def keeps me on my toes! x (P.S Sorry for all of the type-o's in that post! It published before it was meant too!)

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