It's an exciting day for me, my family are all coming home. This only happens once or twice a year at the moment so it's feeling a little like Christmas for me today.
Daniel has some holiday left to take before the end of March so he's got all next week off work. He lives in Surrey, it's quite some distance from us here in Yorkshire so Mick went down yesterday and stayed overnight. His company have a branch in Basingstoke which is about half an hour from where Daniel lives so Mick's working there today and then bringing Daniel and his girlfriend home after they've all finished work. They haven't decided how long they're staying yet but it will definitely be at least a week. The Easter weekend is tagged onto their week off so they've only had to take four days holiday from work and yet they're getting a good, long break.
They're breaking their journey back up the motorway in Nottingham to pick Eleanor up from university. She doesn't break up for Easter until next Thursday but she hasn't got any lectures after today until Tuesday so she's coming home for the weekend and Mick will take her back on Monday. He'll then go back and pick her up again on Thursday as she's got a fortnight off for Easter.
It's a good job that Mick's also got some of his annual leave from work left to take. He's off now until after Easter so it's going to be lovely having all the family home, though as well as spending time together, there's other things they've got planned too. I just might not be around in Blogland as often as I usually am.
Mick buys those little packets of cereal when they're on offer as they're handy to take to work for breakfast. He doesn't like Cornflakes though so all the packets have mounted up until I got enough to make some Easter nests. I always used to make these when the kids were young and who's to say you ever grow out of them?
it does not matter what age you are, it's always great to go home to mum's cooking, and childhood treats are the best.ReplyDelete
That's true. I know they'll be truly spoilt whilst they're here.Delete
I hope you have a lovely time with your family Jo. It's so nice to have them altogether something that rarely happens in our house these days. I used to love making these little cakes with the kids when they were little. No little people to make them for anymore.ReplyDelete
There's no little people here now either, that's why the big people are getting them. I don't see Daniel very often at all these days so I'm definitely going to make the most of having everyone at home together.Delete
Have a lovely time with all your family around you, Jo. I bet they're all as glad to be coming home as you are to have them! :o)ReplyDelete
I know that Eleanor's looking forward to coming home. She's settled really well at uni and hasn't really been bothered about being away from home but she's had a few tough situations to deal with this term and I think she just wants to get home to her family for a while. It'll be good to have everyone together.Delete
Great to have the family together, we missed our trip to see our daughter, should have flown out yesterday, but life interfered. Hoping to see her this Fall.ReplyDelete
I'm sorry you've had to postpone your trip to Japan, it's something for you to look forward to though once you've finished your treatment. It's good that we've got Skype these days so that we can keep in touch with our family when they live a long way away.Delete
Have yourselves a lovely time. xxReplyDelete
I'm hoping for some decent weather so we can get out and about but it will still be lovely even if we're indoors for the week.Delete
How lovely to have everyone home at the same time. It never happens here. I hope you enjoy your week. XReplyDelete
We were together at Christmas but the time before that was the Christmas before so I'm making the most of this time all together.Delete
Never too old for an chocolate cornflake cake especially when there are mini eggs added!ReplyDelete
I hope you all have a wonderful time over the next week and a bit. Enjoy the family time.
I can't resist mini eggs, it took all my resolve to add them to the chocolate nests and not pop them in my mouth. I've heard that they've set off on their way home now so just a few more hours to wait.Delete
Even thought my three flew the nest long ago, I still love it when we all get together. Have a lovely time together.ReplyDelete
It's such a special time when all the family are together. I know we'll have a wonderful week.Delete
Hope you all have a nice time together. Cornflake cakes are always nice, enjoy. Adults and children seem to love both them and the rice Krispie version. Cathy xReplyDelete
Mick eats the Rice Krispies so there were only Cornflakes to hand, though I like both versions too.Delete
Have a lovely time with all your family together. I hope the weather is kind to you but I'm sure you'll still enjoy yourselves even if it's not.ReplyDelete
It's always nicer when the weather's fine and we can get out and about, but just spending time together is the main thing.Delete
How exciting for you! Have a wonderful time with all your family. 😊ReplyDelete
They've all arrived safe and sound so now it's time to enjoy ourselves.Delete
I bought mini eggs for Easter Nests myself yesterday! Love them. I’m flying to Chicago with Master Clicky so see Mr Clicky over Easter, so I’m trying to get packed. Hope you have a lovely time with your family. CN xxReplyDelete
I love anything if mini eggs are included. How lovely to be spending Easter in Chicago with your family, I hope you all have a wonderful time.Delete
Love nest cakes. It must be lovely to have everyone under one roof for a change.ReplyDelete
It's wonderful having the family back together again, I do miss them all when they're away.Delete
How wonderful - it's a holiday for everyone! And those nests do look yummmy - very Easter :) I used to do that all the time when I worked - tagging holiday days onto weekends or long weekends. It would feel as if I had several "holidays" each year instead of only one or two.ReplyDelete
Taking a few extra days holiday can turn a bank holiday weekend into a holiday worth taking. I'm really pleased that both Mick and Daniel have saved a few days holiday this year, it's going to be a lovely week having everyone at home together.Delete
Have a wonderful time with your family!!ReplyDelete
I have to make the most of these times now, they're so few and far between.Delete
Have a wonderful time. I imagine how exciting it is to have the whole family around. Those nests look great, yummy! xReplyDelete
We have a lovely time when we're all together, it's just a shame that it doesn't happen more often these days.Delete
Enjoy your wonderful time with your family, great everyone could get together and catch up. Its difficult when everyone is far apart. You will have to collect and save up a few hugs. I used to make the kids their Easter eggs as they could only have carob chocolate due to allergies, haven't made those in a few years, as now of course, its much easier to get alternative ones. xcxReplyDelete
I'm so pleased that Eleanor managed to get home for the weekend too, she won't be here for the most part of next week but at least we've all had a few days all together. I can imagine how hard it was for people with allergies a few years back, it's good that 'free from' food is more widely available now.Delete
You've got a great week in store! And with cornflake cakes as well - does it get any better?! :) xxReplyDelete
The week's started out well and the cornflake cakes were a hit.Delete
This is a bit late, but hope the weekend has gone well with all the family there & I think your weather has been kinder this week. With J here & keeping in touch with family/boyfriend back in UK, we get your weather updates all the time. She was in for a shock this morning, as it was only 7deg, howling wind & pouring rain, so I drove her to work instead of letting her ride her pushbike. OK, enjoy & take care.ReplyDelete
It's been a lovely weekend. Eleanor goes back to uni today but she'll be home again on Thursday. The weather over the weekend has been much warmer and sunny, so that's been nice. The temperature reached double figures, though I think we're in for a cold snap again soon.Delete
It's so lovely to have the family around you.ReplyDelete
Enjoy every moment, you are going to have such a great week.
All the best Jan
It's lovely having all the family home at the same time, we've so much to catch up on as we don't see each other very often.Delete
Enjoy the time with your family. We've all 4-5 days off school and university, but two of us have many assignments due within the next week after Easter, and the 19 year old works on Easter Sunday too so it might be one big meal on Good Friday or something and the rest of the time is do you own thing! I do like holidays, but my family rarely celebrated much. It's not a huge priority for me I guess... and I barely see my teens with uni and their studies and work too!ReplyDelete
Eleanor's got an exam when she's back in uni tomorrow but she's already done plenty of revision for it so she feels prepared. I think it's good for her to have some downtime in between all the studying she does as I know she works very hard when she's at uni.Delete
It's so nice to get the family all together, I hope you all have a wonderful time. And, you're NEVER too old for a chocolate cornflake nest!ReplyDelete
I think I shall be making some more chocolate cornflake nests for Easter, they went down very well.Delete
Enjoy your family time!ReplyDelete
It's lovely having all the family together again.Delete