Although I understand the significance of the Easter Festival, I haven’t been a practicing Christian for some time. So, for me Easter is a time of happiness and getting to be with my family. This has been even more important this year, as Little Chick is in a different part of the Country.
Thankfully, We actually got to spend it with her and my extended family, when we went down to stay with my Sister and Brother in Law for a few days over the Easter Break.
Little Chick is only living around 30 mins away from them, so arrived solo at the weekend and we travelled down on Saturday evening.
Easter Sunday was spent giving eggs and presents, before going to a lovely pub in a neighbouring town for a gorgeous meal.
A wonderful blogger friend of mine, Katie Jane had posted a picture on Facebook a few weeks ago, of something her Father had been making.
When the package arrived, I was surprised by just how well crafted and beautiful these items were. Two perfectly designed wooden bunnies, each holding a little orange carrot.
Now, Katie Jane’s Dad didn’t know in advance, but my daughters are mirror twins. Everything about them is opposite, including the hand with which they write.
When I took the Bunnies out of the box, I was delighted to find one was holding the carrot in the right hand, the other, the left!
Also, imagine my surprise when I opened the rabbit to find a Cadburys Creme Egg inside, along with a little note giving the rabbits their names. Bluebell and Daffodil duly were filled with a £20 note, and wrapped up safely waiting for Easter Sunday.
Baby Bear and Little Chick were over the moon when they opened them up. They really are beautiful keepsakes, and something they can re-use time and time again. Maybe even with their own children one day.
This was suggested to Baby Bear, who at 19 said “hell no! This is mine, I’m not sharing!” I guess that told me!
Spending Easter Sunday with the family was really lovely. A relaxed day spent chilling in the house before going to The TownHouse Pub in Petersfield for our meal.
I opted to wear my Beautiful Teal and Dark blue Lady Voluptuous Marilyn dress. I topped this off with a vintage style flower in my hair, which I had styled in a full side roll. Pearl jewellery and a beautiful original vintage handbag courtesy of the lovely Pauline Rogers finished it all off.
The meal I had was absolutely fabulous! Roast Topside of beef, broccoli, cauliflower cheese, carrots, duck fat roast potatoes, stuffing and Yorkshire pudding. I was totally stuffed, but then the dessert menu came round, and I couldn’t refuse the Vanilla Pannacotta with marinated peach and raspberries.
It was absolutely beautiful, and I could not fault anything about it at all. As great as the food was, it was actually eclipsed by the staff and the service they gave! So very friendly, chatty and extremely helpful! If you are in the area, I thoroughly recommend giving them a try!
After that, we went back to the family home to celebrate with a few glasses of Baileys, whilst playing boardgames. A perfect way to spend Easter Sunday.
Easter Monday will be a different kettle of fish however, We have to take Little Chick back to University, and in the process pick up a couple of items of hers.
When I say a couple of items, I mean half her wardrobe! She is coming home for two weeks over the Easter break, and seems to need more clothing than a small Country. Given that we do have a washing machine and tumble dryer, I wouldn’t have thought she would have needed 32 pairs of socks…. But its good to be prepared for emergencies!
Most of the items we will be collecting will be bags of dirty washing! You wouldn’t think that they had washing machines and tumble dryers at Uni! Well, I just think she is studying so hard, she just doesn’t have the time……..
I am sure we will also spend half the day in the local supermarket stocking up on food for her fridges and freezers. Well, not a lot of food and lots of alcohol no doubt!
All in all, it’s been a lovely couple of days, and I wish I could have spent the rest of the week engaging in similar activities. I DO love a Bank Holiday weekend.
What did you do over Easter? Anything special?
Till next time,