The days are getting longer and the lovely spring flowers are showing their faces. I love daffodils, they are such a happy flower, they never fail to make me smile. My garden seems to be a bit behind in flowering, maybe it’s all the wet weather, it’s been under water for weeks!
Are you planning a dinner party this weekend? The perfect dish is Beef Bourguignon, it’s easy to make, tastes fantastic and will impress your guests. Plus if you make it the day before it will taste even better leaving you with a stress free day to make your side dishes and set the table! I serve this with Potatoes Boulangere and for a great dessert try my recipe for Easy Lemon Tart.
School allocation day! Unfortunately my son didn’t get allocated his chosen school, we are less than half a mile outside the cut off point for this year. Last year we would have been well within the zone, so what to do? There are two things you can do, firstly contact the local authority and ask to be put on the “reallocation list”. This means that if a child turns down an allocated place you could have it reallocated to your child. Secondly, you can appeal the decision by completing an appeals form (available on most council websites) and going to tribunal (generally appeals are heard in May). In the meantime, the allocated place will stay until the appeals process has been gone through. The letter you receive offering a place should have all the information you need in order to go through an appeal. You can find more information on the BBC website…