I look around the neighbouring countryside with the vines still slumbering - barely - and I cannot help but notice that spring is slower than usual to show her colours this year. Easter is early too. There is hope however. On opening the door into the garden there is movement everywhere of birds flying off. The place is full of excited blackbirds and thrushes. Last week I caught a glimpse of a blackbird's nest disclosing three soft blue eggs. Mademoiselle Easter honours these fragile beginnings. Pale pink and white blackthorn and cherry plum blossom with the beautiful greeny-blue of bird eggs concealed in many a hedge and tree.
Mademoiselle Easter - who is on her way to California - and I would like to send you all many Easter blessings. Even if spring is being a little shy and the sun is playing hide and seek there is so much love to give and receive. And chocolate too, naturally!
Next week I will be introducing you to a new creation inspired by my favourite city, Paris. Brace yourselves for she is neither hare nor rabbit! I have so much to share with you but I will tread quietly through the next few days. A lack of sunshine is playing with my energy levels; do you feel the same way too?
Happy Easter to you and your loved ones.
A très bientôt,