An ironic smile

Enjoying a meal out on Easter Sunday, I ordered Cheesecake for dessert. When it arrived, I was amazed to find that I had two sweets for the price of one – cheesecake and ice cream. As I am supposed to watch my cholesterol levels, I had to smile!

Chocolate cheesecake
Chocolate cheesecake

This week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post is Smile.


Easter weekend

Good Friday was a damp, dull day.  The midday service included some hymns, prayers and a re-enactment of the events of the first Good Friday.


After lunch hubby and I went for a walk.  It was cold and damp.  I took a few photos and liked one of them enough to add it to this blog as the background.  The pieces of wood sticking up and the more distant ones, lined up with them are the supports for a long defunct telegraph wire, which crossed the sea, linking the Isle of Man to mainland Britain.


Saturday was one of the few really spring-like days we had had to date.  We decided to go out before lunch in order to make the most of the sunshine.  As the tide was in we climbed up a popular path (on two long-distance walks) to enjoy the views.  We observed some small birds on the gorse; my phone camera did not!  The Isle of Man was visible behind the gorse, but is not very clear.

Scotland in the distance
Scotland in the far distance

As we hadn’t taken any sustenance with us we turned back after I took a photo of the cliffs framing Fleswick Bay.  By the time we arrived back, we’d be ready for lunch.  Scotland was visible in the distance, with snow on the tops of the high hills in the far distance.  The National Trust and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds are involved in the management of this section of the coast.

On Easter Day I went to choir practice before the service.  It was good to see two young ladies home from university.  One was amazed at the amount of music the organist and choirmaster had put out.  I explained that we are preparing for a choral matins later this month.

The service included the baptism of three young children.  It was lovely to see so many people.  The weather did not match the mood.  It was misty.  It remained misty for the whole of Monday and most of Tuesday.  Hubby saw some stars overnight before Tuesday’s mist.  I suspect the mist remained in the valley.

How was your Easter/Passover weekend?