Easter Eggs

Magpies have built a fine nest next to our house (apparently magpies nest next to humans to keep away their crow kin) and today Admin1 sent up the drone to look for blue eggs or fluffy chicks, but they had built a roof and the tree was in leaf so no luck.
Meanwhile Admin1 had his first stab at making a Battenburg cake which turned out extremely well. A lovely meal was had by all and we scored 11 on the GSQ.
Admin1 is reading The Stone Chamber by Kate Ellis and Admin2 is reading Rewind by Catherine Ryan Howard, which was extremely implausible.

Happy Birthday Gez

It rained and snowed and hailed and sleeted today, with sunshine in between, and stayed freezing cold throughout. It might as well be spring.
Admin1 is reading A Matter of Time by Claire Askew. Admin2 is reading The Soul Breaker by Sebastian Fitzek, a weird book about an amnesiac encountering an outbreak of unconsciousness in a psychiatric clinic.


More birthday fun with a slap-up Chinese banquet, followed by a visit to Terror from the Skies

Admin2 is reading The Second Sleep by Robert Harris (thx Admin1), an engaging book set in a post-apocalyptic medieval theocracy where archaelology is anathema (he could have callled it A Canticle for Morgenstern).

We scored, um, 8 on the GWQ.

Pizza Cake

Admin2 made a pizza trifle with cake for base, jelly for sauce, custard for cheese and grapes, cherries and bananas for trimmings. It was disturbingly floppy.
Admin2 is reading The Nightwalker by Sebastian Fitzek; nightmare scenario.