when we were up at the lake earlier in the week, ted decided to take on a pair of swans. and by take on, i mean that he charged at them with reckless abandon, decided better of it when they puffed up their wings and looked mad, and then pretended he’d been aiming for the much less scary mallards all along. we honestly have been trying to teach him manners, but it’s just not going too well at the moment…those gundog instincts are hard to override, you know?
i know i keep going on about it, but i did so enjoy walking round the lake the other day. the local heath where we like to walk gets shut off during the summer months to protect nesting birds, so i think i’m going to start bringing ted to the lake for his daily walk instead. right now i’m trying to convince jase to do another full lap with me before he goes back to work on tuesday. he got bored of walking after about the third mile the other day though, so i’m not holding out much hope…
on friday, jase and i realised that we hadn’t bought a single easter egg yet this year. ‘oh well’, we said to each other, ‘there’re always so many left over in the shops after easter, we won’t have any trouble finding some with two days still to go!’ but it turns out, we couldn’t be more wrong. numerous fruitless trips to local supermarkets, and our families are getting measly bags of percy pigs this year. sorry in advance, mum! though actually, my ma did have to rebuy my easter egg this year because she ate the first one, so maybe it’s easter karma? ;)
the shopping trip wasn’t a total waste though, because i discovered my new favourite drink at starbucks (hello four-hundred-calorie-but-totally-worth-it mocha frap!), wore some new summer clothes in defiance of the chilly weather, and we bought a fancy new clock for the kitchen!
in other news, jase and i ate the loveliest dinner on good friday. we’re so often guilty of passing up proper dinner; proper sitting at the table dinner, for meals eaten curled up on the sofa with plates balanced precariously on our knees. but on friday i cooked a roast chicken, and since cooking roasts always makes me feel like a competent grown up (anyone else too?) we ate our meal at our little dining table. it felt so lovely and civilised, so we’re making it our new month’s resolution to only have sofasuppers on lazy friday nights.
happy easter sunday, everyone!