Wednesday, 17 April 2013

A very happy birthday

Table set for Sunday lunch

My beautiful acorn bracelet from James

Wooden birthday house from Hus and Hem

A fabulous framed Gayle original destined for the gallery wall

Superb dachshund cake slice (right) from Beth. Spooky!
Today is my birthday, and that is plain brilliant. I'm having a restful sort of day, pottering about and watching Margaret Thatcher's funeral(!) and will shortly be enjoying a birthday cuppa with Nadine and super brilliant niece Lucienne, then later with my sister, Lizzie. On Sunday we were joined by friends Steve, Gemma, Beth, Gayle and Ivan for a celebratory lunch. The very best way to spend a Sunday. Many thanks to all for my lovely cards, messages, gifts and flowers, but especially to my husband, present giver extraordinaire, for my fabulous bangle. Thank you Mr. P, I love, love, love it! x

Lichtenstein at Tate Modern

Recent visit to Tate Modern for lovely Gemma's birthday

A sneeky pic inside the Lichtenstein exhibition

Drowning Girl, 1963

The ceiling at Waterloo

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Easter at Chez Peene

The annual egg tree
My simnel cake - Thank you Mary Berry

A hive of activity at the Peene dining table

A car crash of eggs ready for rolling (or smashing!). From left to right: 
The Easter Bunny, Eggy Potter + broom and snitch, An egg-lesiastical, 
Egg2-D2, The amazing Spider Egg, Princess 'Layer', C-3P-yoke, 
Professor M-egG-onagall, and H-egg-rid, by Rob, Tom, Mum, 
Jossie, Mat, James, Lizzie and me.

Easter Sunday was going to be a sedate and relaxed kind of affair with all my family over for afternoon tea. However, James and I thought a spot of egg decorating and consequent, egg rolling would be in order, as suggested by my lovely friend Beth, and fun and hilarity ensued.

Illustration Friday: Egg

This weeks sketch for Illustration Friday.