Another day of April weather channelling January. We had arranged for our neighbours and former neighbours to come round for tea in the garden this afternoon, and the forecast suggested it would be cold but probably dry. It wasn't far wrong, but what it didn't predict was that it would keep trying to snow! We were well wrapped up, and when it wasn't snowing and we were sitting in the sun it was almost pleasant. It was lovely to catch up with everyone, despite the cold. We fortified ourselves with Prosecco, scones, Victoria sponge and apple cake - I made the scones, and the others brought the cakes - and warmed up with hot drinks. At about 4.30 it made more determined efforts to snow, at which point we broke the rules and sat indoors with the door open. As our district of nearly 300,000 people had only two people test positive for Covid yesterday and we have all had at least one dose of vaccine, I don't think we were taking too much of a risk.
After our friends left I made cauliflower soup to use up two cauliflowers that had accumulated from our fruit and veg box. I then watched a live talk by TV historian Michael Wood about Aethelflaed, Anglo-Saxon Queen of Mercia in the 10th century, which was part of an online history festival the British Library has been running this weekend. This morning I did some menu planning and updated the online grocery order, and M and I went out for a walk. In amongst things I have also been puttering about with genealogy.