Dulcie is creepy-crawlie mad these days and especially loves snails. She found this tiny one on our front steps and the only way we could persuade her not to take it to live in the house was by taking it to live in the park instead. Dulcie fetched it these leaves and I carried it all the way. It took ages before it felt brave enough to poke its head out of its shell but it was so flippin' cute when it did. I ended up wanting to take it home too! (We didn't, it now resides in the snail penthouse, Kelvingrove Park.)
In other snail news, I was asked to test-run some satsuma snails for a first birthday party this week and the result was pretty adorable. Not a patch on the amazing spread the birthday girl's mum had laid on, mind you. I'm talking cheese mice, pretzel butterflies, strawberry toadstools and Babybel ladybirds. So sweet! All the ideas were harvested from our collaborative "fun food" board on Pinterest and I expect a fair few of them will reappear at our wedding in August. I've already hired my friend on the basis of her first-birthday spread! It was good to see things being made instead of just pinned for once. Must do more of that asap!