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First up: no, we still haven’t found the memory card.

Which makes me feel a bit like this:

beau-up Easter chicks

Er, yeah: Terry bought these cakes as an Easter treat, but they got a little bit messed up in the box on the way home. Don’t worry, though: I love them even more for their … umm, let’s say “unusual”  … appearance, in the same way that we can never visit an animal shelter, because I’d bring home every three-legged cat and one-eyed donkey I found, just so I could reassure myself they were getting the same amount of love as all the other animals. And I know what you’re thinking, here, and yes: I DID find it difficult to eat cakes with faces. Not so difficult that I couldn’t bring myself to actually do it, mind you, but my internal dialogue went a bit like this:

ME: AWWW, LOOKIT THE ICKLE BABY CHICK!

ME: YUM!

ME: I can’t possibly eat the chicks! Chicks are people too!

ME: GIMMEE

ME: No, I mean, look at their little faces, looking up at me, like…

ME: <bites head off chicken> PROBLEM SOLVED!

I also found it hard to eat this guy:

Lindt chocolate bunny

I mean, look at him sitting there, the picture of innocence! And then, the next thing he knows…

half-eaten chocolate bunny

Which is actually quite disturbing, when you really think about it, isn’t it? I mean, this post is basically some kind of terrible chocolate bunny snuff movie now. I REALLY hope all you parents out there just tell your children the chocolate bunnies go to a lovely farm in the countryside, seriously. That’s what Terry told me, anyway. When I found out the truth, I was like:

ZOMG

Anyway, as you already know, I spent a good part of the Easter weekend doing some spring cleaning:

spring cleaning my closet

… and I spent the rest of it just relaxing with Terry and this guy:

Bichon Frise in polka dot neckerchief

Yeah, I’m dressing him in clothes now, what of it?

Actually, I’m not really dressing him like this just because it looks cute (although he DOES look cute, obviously…), or even just to embarrass Terry: as I said back in this post, Rubin has a skin tag on his neck, and although it doesn’t cause him any pain or discomfort, it IS a bit alarming to look at, so I got this to cover it up a bit. OK, and ALSO because it looks cute, in the way that only a small dog in a polka dot ‘kerchief CAN. Like the skin tag itself, Rubin doesn’t seem to notice it’s there, but then again, Rubin didn’t notice this giant piece of lettuce stuck to his face a few days ago, so…

lettuce face

I mean, SERIOUSLY. I was eating a sandwich, and had given him a piece of lettuce from it (He LOVES lettuce), but he was so busy begging me for MOAR lettuce that he sat with that piece dangling from his mouth for at least a minute. I despair. That was a cool story, huh? It’s that kind of amazing content that keeps you guys coming back here year after year, isn’t it? LOLZ.

On a more serious note, thank you for all of your lovely comments on my blog anniversary post: they were very much appreciated! That night, Terry and I went out to dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary, which was on the same day:

fortune cookie wisdom

This was inside my fortune cookie. I’m notorious for always getting a really crappy fortune (All time favourite: “You will encounter great struggles in your life.” Gee, thanks, cookie: that’s encouraging!), so I was initially quite pleased with this one, then I read it again, and I was all, “I MAY make a name for myself? MAY? Does this cookie even know who I AM?!”

Obviously I’m now determined to really show that cookie just how much of a name I WILL make for myself now. I think writing a blog post about that one time my dog got a piece of food stuck to his face is a good start with that? No?

Other than that, it’s been a quiet week, but a good one. Before we went on holiday, I was basically working around the clock in order to get posts scheduled for the break, so coming back to my usual workload has made me feel a bit like I’m only working part time or something, and the Easter holiday/wedding anniversary contributed to that feeling, too. Normally I feel guilty if I don’t spend every spare second I have glued to my desk, but this week I decided to cut myself some slack, so I’ve spent a bit more time relaxing than I usually would – mostly just reading books and enjoying the longer days, which always make me feel a bit giddy. I’ll spend the next few weeks going around saying to everyone I meet, “Can you believe it’s still light outside?!” It just never gets old for me, although I suspect it’s not nearly as much fun for the people who have to listen to me, so I’ll stop rambling now.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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10 Comments
  • Anna Nuttall
    April 2, 2016

    Hi Amber, I only just started to eat my chocolate eggs as I couldn’t eat them over Eater (due to me giving up chocolate all through March). Rubin is adorable, why don’t you do a video on him? You gotta admit the fortune cookie is perfect for you, don’t think so? Have a lovely weekend xx

  • Ida
    April 2, 2016

    I actually did chose one of pur cats becasue I thought no one else would want her becasue she was so scared and she’s also black and no one wants black cats becasue they bring bad luck and don’t look as good on Instagram. And she is still a bit scared ut she’s such a cutie though she is also a real derp face that just can’t look normal in a photo./love Ida

  • Michelle
    April 2, 2016

    Oh Amber, this made me laugh out loud – snorts and everything. You have such a wonderfully quirky sense of humour!

    I’m so glad you had a lovely Easter and anniversary. It’s my wedding anniversary today (5 years), and we spent yesterday evening drinking fizz and eating good food. We then curled up and flicked through Netflix for a few hours. Not everyone’s idea of an exciting way to spend time together, but I loved it!

    And yeah, the whole lighter evenings thing – makes me so, so happy. Probably more than Easter chocolate, just!

    Michelle

    • Amber
      April 2, 2016

      Happy anniversary! Making people snort is my main aim in life, so I’m glad I could oblige 😀

  • Moira
    April 2, 2016

    Great post, that photo of the wonky treat will never get old!

  • Chiarina
    April 2, 2016

    I was already thinking to leave a comment to ask how you managed to eat cake chicks with faces, but then I scrolled down and you answered… you really CAN see us and read our minds!
    have a lovely weekend

  • Myra
    April 2, 2016

    Glad to hear you’re relaxing a bit withTerry. I love when the evenings are light and look forward to late light nights, although yours are lighter later than me now. I love the twilight Scotland has during summer nights (but not the midges though).

    • Amber
      April 2, 2016

      It’s one of my favourite things about living here – I love the light nights!

  • Hanka
    April 2, 2016

    Nice weekend reading, Amber, thank you 🙂 Since living in Switzerland I prefer Frey chocolate to Lindt (including easter bunnies). Btw. did you know, that the absolute majority of people start eating chocolate bunnies from their ears?! :O
    Greetings from Switzerland!
    xoxo

  • Catherine
    April 4, 2016

    Just catching up. So glad you were taking it easy last week, at least.

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