I love the Easter break. In my family it’s always been about hiding away for a few days at home to take it easy, eat good food, indulge a little and enjoy the start of cool nights and gloriously comfortable days.
Although I returned to the office this morning, to have three days off in a row was luxurious. I’ve been starting work at 5:30am which means a before 5:00am alarm, so I currently consider sleeping past 6:00am as a ‘lie-in’!
Adam and I can’t really remember the last time we had a few days to do as much or as little as we wanted. Here’s a peak of what we got up to…
Good Friday started quietly with coffee and hot cross buns in bed.
We then headed off for an early lunch with family, which finished with games on the back lawn. It was a beautiful day and I was excited to spot a tree that had just started to turn yellow – autumn looks like it’s finally starting to arrive. Hurrah!
Saturday we ran errands in town and did a big grocery shop ahead of having friends and their two kids over for dinner. Adam hid some treats for an Easter egg hunt and I put together a holiday appropriate chocolate cake, that I spotted the recipe for on Heidi’s blog a few weeks ago. It was decadent and rich but not too sweet and was a hit with both the adults and the children.
Sunday we rose early for a walk with some neighbourhood friends, revelling in the cool morning air and the quietness of our estate and the surrounding farm land. We then settled in for a long breakfast full of pancakes and coffee.
When the afternoon rolled around we took advantage of our last few hours of the long weekend to read, chill out and consume a few litres of tea.
It was just the tonic we both needed after a fairly busy few weeks. Sometimes it’s just really nice to stay put, slow down and notice the beauty in the every day. What did you get up to over Easter?
I hope you have a wonderful week. x