Hot cross buns and parrot tulips from The Boomer Generation

My parents stayed with us for Easter. I loved the Easter holidays and put as much effort into making them special as I did Christmas.
To decorate the house with fresh greenery and spring flowers was such fun. Parrot Tulips, Hyacinths and Lily of the Valley poured their exquisite scent all over the house. I spent a lovely hour in the kitchen making coloured eggs by boiling them in onion skins whilst I listened to the radio. I looked out of my kitchen window to see all the family sitting under the wisteria covered arbour in the spring sunshine. It felt wonderful to have my parents there with my children.
I spent a day baking and made a traditional Simnel cake with almond paste and then crafted handmade Easter Eggs which were a little wonky but all the better for it.
. In the years when the children were small we usually had a brisk walk round Tarn Hows near Coniston on Good Friday and always took a flask of hot chocolate and homemade hot cross buns with us for sustenance. We alternated between drawing a cross with a butter knife or rolling out pastry for the top.
I discovered early on that small children like to roll out pastry, bigger ones like economy of effort.

Hot cross buns and parrot tulips from The Boomer Generation by Carole McCall

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About carolemccall

I am an Author,Life Coach,NLP Trainer and Pyschotherapist .My first book The Fourth Generation is about my family and goes back 100 years. My second book The Lotus Generation is an amusing account of my life when I lived in Spain next door to my sister.I also did a lot of travelling around the world.There are two more books in the series.The third book The Boomer generation is out in May 2015. I am a Granny to seven small people and live in Tunbridge Wells with my husband and small white dog called Stella.
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