From the EditorIt’s always nice to take a bit of a pause and relax with nothing much to do on the agenda. In our family, Easter is always the time to do just that. We don’t go away, but instead enjoy chilling out at home – without a list of chores to do. It’s great
to feel the freedom of several clear days doing exactly what you want to do, without any pressure.

Spending time sharing good food and a few laughs with loved ones is a big part of that and this issue we’ve put together the perfect menu for no-hassles entertaining.

We’ve also got some great DIY ideas for Easter and even the kids can get in on the act. See our simple step-by-step guide to making your own hot cross buns (yum!) and children will get a kick out of making the Rocky Road treat and giving it to friends and family.

Talking of families, don’t forget to put mum on a fuss on May 13. It’s easy to dismiss Mother’s Day as pure commercial hype, but it doesn’t have to be all about buying a flash present. Making time to do something special is what counts. Trust me, all mothers love a bit of TLC and we’ve got the perfect way for you to celebrate all she’s done for you over the years with our recipes for a high tea. She’ll love you for it.

And what better way to mark an occasion than with a gorgeous piece of jewellery? We are giving away four fabulous bow bangles from Antheas Jewellers in our reader competition this issue. Good luck!

Sarah Beresford