I love April for many reasons. Its my birthday month, its Easter, and abundant blossom fills the trees. April feels full of promise of whats to come. This week has seen blue skies, warm sunshine and for me clear roads on which to cycle to work as most of the schools are now on their Easter hols. This weekend I am very excited to be heading to the North west to meet up with our very best group of friends. There will be guaranteed food, wine and lots of laughter. There is even talk of a BBQ if the spring sunshine holds.
Here are a few suggestions of things you may want to fill your weekend with
Baileys Wonen’s Prize for Fiction short list.
If you are bookish in any way you will be well aware of the announcement of the Baileys Wonen’s Prize for Fiction short list this week. If you are unsure what to read this Easter why not choose one from the short list. To help you make your choice you might want to check out these exclusive readings from each of the 2017 shortlisted novels performed by actors Tori Allen-Martin and James Rastall.
With the longer, lighter evenings you may feel understandably less inclined to spend them at the cinema. However, if you do fancy catching up with some cinema this weekend take a look at this list of new releases for April. You may suddenly be tempted. There are quite few I fancy but I’m especially keen to catch A Quiet Passion, a biopic about American poet Emily Dickinson
“Cynthia Nixon stars as Dickinson in this beautifully shot period piece, which takes the audience on a journey through her life, dating back to her insolent boarding school days”.
If you just fancy a little on line shopping with an Easter Theme, you could do worse than stock up on these Buddy and Bear Bunny Egg Cups from Trouva. Because quite frankly who wouldn’t want to draw bunny ears on a boiled egg.
Have a fabulous weekend X