Jools Oliver's blog: Heading to spring
The Oliver household was filled with romance as they celebrated Valentine's Day, and Jools is already looking forward to the Easter Holidays, as the busy spring term has had her rushed off her feet!
Looking at the blue sky outside, I have really looking forward to spring and packing my winter clothes away once and for all!
It's been a pretty busy month already and it looks like it's going to get a lot more hectic! The children loved Valentine's Day this year. I arranged a little love breakfast for them all. They were so excited, especially as pancakes were on the menu, plenty of flipping and squeals of delight from Buds when they never quite flipped back in to the pan! It's one of my favourite days of the year. I know it's a little corny but that just makes it even more fun to celebrate.
Jamie surprised me with some lovely little treats and beautiful flowers. And with a romantic homemade curry (with the girls), the day was fab!
But after a really relaxing half term it was back to school with a bump! It always feels like teachers pile everything into just a few weeks before the Easter term, just like last year! We have war projects to complete, on a deadline I'll have you know!
Costumes for World Book Day, outfits to accompany the war project, Easter bonnets to make, an Artful Dodger costume to complete for Daisy in her Oliver school play, and what feels like a million jazz, singing and orchestra recitals! And, then there are the parent's evenings for all the girls, and many a cold Tuesday night, and freezing early Sunday morning cheering Daisy, on her cross country trials! Phew! No wonder the Easter Hols are three weeks long, that's just for the parents to get over the spring term!
Little Bird is buzzing along nicely too, recent drops into the Mothercare store, have brought lovely little summer items (I know hard to imagine now), but the little stripy, flippy skirt evokes warm summer days that are much needed. Petal adores her green cardigan and wants to wear it with everything, even her school uniform - a bit hard as it's chocolate brown! And the floral playsuit is worn every Saturday with tights and a polo neck!
With the girls' birthdays just around the corner, I will mostly be cutting and making their birthday crowns. It can take hours as I am absolutely rubbish at anything arty - we leave that to Petal!
I look forward to showing off the results next month along with some photos of the girls' parties. I think Daisy is still hoping that Harry Styles will pop out of her birthday cake - think I am too!
So fingers crossed that parents evenings, projects, school plays and anything related to Easter goes with a bang - in a good way!
Lots of love Jools xxxx