I also love to see the seedlings peeping their heads out in the greenhouse. Each day is a treat to see what has popped out overnight and what is growing on happily - beans today! Surprising too as I thought that there simply hasn't been enough heat so far this year. I also have a gorgeous clematis that flowers just ourtside the kitchen at this time and it's short lived joy is always a fave.
As I mentioned too - it's Birthday time too. This week it is therefore chocolate cake (LARGE!) with (get this) blue icing. There is an associated blue football team to be honoured by this and it is important that a 6th Birthday isn't troubled by style and grace! I am going to try an experiment as far as the recipe goes, so that it is good & chocolatey for the grown ups but firm enough to withstand a party bag - so will let you know. I have managed to get some lovely paper party bags too at a great price so no nasty plastic being thrown away. The table decorations will be old wallpaper lining pinned to the table and a big box of felt tips for the children to do their artistic thing!