March 20th the beginning of spring - which side are you on, does Spring start March 1st or are you in favour of the equinox as being the start of Spring? This year we had another celebration March 20th as we had a partial eclipse to celebrate too.
DH was at home and we were out in the garden with our eyes covered. We had glorious sunshine unlike many who had cloud cover. DH took some nice shots with his various lens, but I like this one, very dramatic, you could be forgiven for thinking it was just a moon shot on a dark night!
DS celebrated his 30th birthday on Sunday 22nd March. We had family celebrations at home in the morning with cake and candles - you are never to big to be sung 'Happy Birthday' to. He then went off to do stuff with his friends. He's a keen pool/snooker player so i made him a snooker playing 30th birthday bunny.
As if we hadn't had enough excitement this weekend, we decided to head off into the city and try and see the Richard III procession. We were extremely lucky and found a parking space just a couple of streets away - serendipity maybe? We walked around the corner, stood for just half an hour and then the procession passed by right in front of us.
As it continued along the streets to the cathedral, we walked through the town to just behind the cathedral. The bells were ringing and Richards coffin was being carried in. The compline service was being shown on a big screen for all to see and we were handed a service sheet as a memento of the occasion.
It was lovely to see and know that it was all being held just 100 yards behind you, a wonderful atmosphere and so many foreign visitors with all different languages being spoken as you stood there.
As people dispersed we walked back to the car past the front of the cathedral and DH took a pic of me.
We were saying that perhaps my granddaughter will study Richard a bit more at school as she grows and we will be able to tell her that we were there as part of the occasion, a little bit of history and show her the pics.
Monday 23rd was a day we had been looking forward to. All the weekend excitement and now we were heading off for a few days along the Essex coast, somewhere we had never been for some much needed rest and relaxation time.
Miles of sandy beaches to walk along, hundreds of beach huts awaiting visitors in the warmer months ...
A little tai chi on the beach anyone ....
Plenty of spring colour in the flower gardens along the promenade....
Enjoying a cuppa and cake whilst looking out to see...
Thursday we woke to heavy rain so we stayed in during the morning and watched a bit more of the Richard III celebrations, the live re-burial service that was shown on the TV.
A little knitting whilst away and I made a pair of socks...
Arriving home after a lovely few days away, I filled a little glass jar with the sea glass we had collected on our beach walks, its a nice reminder of the lovely time we had and makes me smile when I look at it on my kitchen windowsill.
Snow Bunnies was finished before I was away so a new start for the LHN SAL this Wednesday with the parlour ladies.
The perfect buttons found for the pink cardigan, they cost nearly as much as the wool to knit it!
A little more charity knitting. This months tally is 14 little hats, a little jacket and a 6" square.
So that's how my March has ended, busy, eventful and fun and finally the Spring wall hanging is up at the community centre to welcome the new season.
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