The weather outside may be frightful (par for the course during a UK Bank Holiday weekend) but here, chez WWF, all is peaceful. Apart from the feline member of the household who was bombing around just a minute ago - not sure what it is she is chasing.
So on Wednesday we took ourselves off to Whitby for a couple of nights. The colour theme of the sojourn can pretty much be summed up by this picture:
Very Grey. But hey, you don't go the seaside for sunshine. You go for atmosphere. You go to take random pictures of seagulls:
You go for FISH AND CHIPS:
That plateful of loveliness is brought to you courtesy of Trencher's which I heartily recommend to you if you find yourself in Whitby and don't fancy queuing outside the Magpie. I really liked the fact that they offered a small portion which was perfectly Seren sized. I can never manage all the chips in a standard - when D and I get takeaway I always push for two fish and one chips between us.
Ha, but check out what happened on the Friday that we were heading back to Leeds:
The Weather Gods can be right bastards sometimes.
In other Easter tidings, I made my first ever batch of hot cross buns:
Yes, not things of beauty, are they? They tasted nice though - a denser, breadier texture than shop bought offerings. My next attempt will up the spice content, but the basic recipe I used can be found here.
Some sad news cast the slightest of shadows over the long weekend; my parents' beautiful tabby cat, Minnie, has been diagnosed with a tumour and is only like to be with us for a few more weeks. I got the chance to see her yesterday and she is still in very good health and spirits, eating well and quite happy, so it looks as if the rest of her time here will be peaceful and content, as, indeed, was her whole life. She will be very much missed. I wrote a bit about her here. Minx has kindly agreed that this week, Minnie should provide the obligatory cat picture.