On this cold Easter Sunday the annual Easter egg hunt preceeded the family lunch of roast lamb cooked by the Lieutenant Colonel which was washed down with a fine bottle of red wine.
In the afternoon we watched the Oxford eight win against Cambridge in the BNY Mellon Boat Race. As the two boats rounded the bend by Chiswick Pier it was clear to see Oxford had a clear length over Cambridge. The children sat on the wall and gave a cheer chanting , Oxford, Oxford as the boats cut through the calm waters of the Thames.
The chill wind took the edge off the excitement of the event, with specks of sleet falling 40 minutes before the start and a chilling Easterly wind sweeping its way up the Thames. As soon as the boats had passed we headed in for a hot cup of Yorkshire Tea and to watch the prize giving on the television.
As March draws to an end the temperatures didn’t get much above 5.5c with a recorded low during the night of -12c, one asks, will spring show its face soon. In years past I would have taken to a river over the Easter weekend to fish for trout, there will be no fluff flinging for a few weeks as this cold spell is set to be with us till mid April.