For one reason or another, the Easter Post I had planned for last week didn't quite eventuate, so a very belated Happy Easter to you all! I hope you had a great weekend.
We had a wonderful few days. Whilst the children and I spent last Thursday enjoying the first day of School Holidays recuperating after a very busy Term 1, Daniel went game fishing with the lads to celebrate Nate's Birthday.
They caught a big one!
Good Friday was spent preparing and feasting on the above Tuna - Brandy flambeed Tuna with cream sauce.
There was also the baking of Hot Cross Buns, with a 4:3 vote in favour of using choc chips instead of Sultanas/Raisons. The glaze was slapped on them while still on the tray and a quick photo taken before they were demolished within seconds.
We decided to walk off the excess chocolate in advance of Easter and enjoyed a lovely walk on Mt Wellington to Silver Falls on Saturday.
The Graffiti was legible and thought-provoking.
The highlight of the walk being the discovery of this village of Toadstools. Aren't they amazing? I saw one of these red fairytale mushrooms in Canada once but had no idea that we had them in this country.
The sight provoked a group happy dance.
Another happy dance was done that evening when the Easter Bunny decided she better start the Easter shopping and discovered not only were there still Lindt Gold Bunnies and almost-expired Cadbury's mini eggs left at the discount store, but also 4 different coloured baby chicks. I don't know about you but as soon as I saw them I felt compelled to buy a different colour for each child (except for Flynn who would just want to eat them) and arrange them into the nests I made last year, like so....
Easter Sunday was a very casual affair consisting of a scavenger hunt in the pine trees and the eating of copious amounts of chocolate. Not a single Easter craft in sight this year. I felt a bit slack, but no one seemed to notice or care and I just didn't see the need when the handmade toys I made them last year were still going strong.
Luckily, the chicks in the nest were a triumph!
We took a drive on Monday to historic Oatlands and spent some time walking around the town, visiting the historic sites and playing down by the river.
It's one of those towns on the highway between Hobart and Launceston that you need to take an exit to get to and in all my 14 years of living in Tasmania and driving along that road, I had never taken that exit. I'm so glad we finally did as it was just gorgeous.
There's a possibility of a little weekend away camping for the ANZAC Day long weekend if the weather plays nice but other than that I'm looking forward to spending the next 2 weeks of School Holidays just relaxing at home and letting everyone recharge the batteries. Hopefully, some reading and knitting will feature too.
Have a great week!