I didn't progress on my latest marmalade today because we simply had to be away from home instead. We were scheduled to attend The Annual Easter Egg Painting Event with a group of our friends. On arrival at Julia and Ron's home we found a very colourful table awaiting us. On the checked tablecloth lay the stuff of artists dreams: a collection of drained eggs, several inspirational books and magazines, bottles of coloured paints, nail polishes, stickers, transfers and brushes. A variety of egg-holding gadgets were also available, said to ensure full release of our artistic brilliance. The two hour painting session was followed by a delicious luncheon. After a tour of the spring garden, we departed with our colourful eggs in hand ready to place them on our Easter Sunday tables.