Our Easter looks set to be a little quieter than normal this year but as Honor loves it so much (nothing to do with the chocolate I’m sure) I’m determined to make it as special a day as possible. To get us all in a cheery mood, we had a little early celebration with a happy Easter brunch in the garden in the sun.

I’ve been itching to entertain in our new house but while we wait until we’re able to have friends over, I’m playing hostess to my husband and daughter. It was so nice to finally use some of our tableware that had spent so long wrapped up in boxes. Lots of it comes from friends of mine who have their own wonderful companies making everything from fabric to tableware and crockery. It’s particularly important to support smaller businesses at the moment- some of them are still able to deliver so do get in touch with people you know as well as with local suppliers to see where you can help.

Happy almost Easter- I hope you have a happy day wherever you are, even if it may be an unusual one.