Hope you all had a pleasant Easter weekend. We did, although still hoping the weather is going to decide it is actually spring now and get a little warmer! I will be appreciating the lighter evenings though since we moved the clocks forward. This certainly makes me more inclined to get out and go for a walk or potter around in the garden in the evening after work.
For those of you celebrating your birthday this month your birthstone is the ever beautiful, diamond. Traditionally a girl's best friend! I have three members of my close family celebrating this month but sorry guys there will be no diamonds but sit back and enjoy a extract from Diamond The Birthstone Unicorn. Click HERE or the tab at the top of the page.
Diamonds have always been associated with love and romance. In sixteenth century England, uncut diamond crystals were set into 'scribbling rings.' and the exposed points were used by lovers to etch romantic vows into window panes.
The ancient Greeks believed diamonds held magical powers. Some thought they may be splinters of fallen stars, tears of the gods or even crystallised lightning.
Kings wore the jewels into battle as they were seen as a symbol of strength and courage. Indeed they are the hardest substance known to man.
Flowers for this month are the fragrant sweet pea or the pretty little daisy.
I will post for IWSG tomorrow and then I am intending taking a short blog break for a few days. We have a little surprise trip planned for one of our daughters! I will tell you about it next week!
In the meantime hope all you A-Zers have tonnes of fun. See you soon.