One of the lovely things about moving to the UK is that Easter now falls in spring, rather than in autumn as it does in Australia. I love autumn but now appreciate the spring-Easter connection. Plus, it is a beautiful time of year to have some bonus days off work. As shown above and below, our garden is starting to feature spring flowers and we are now enjoying longer and lighter days.
Friday (Good Friday) was a particularly glorious day, with sunny skies raising the temperature to a balmy 15'C. We took advantage of the weather by walking 7 or so miles across Kent countryside.
We didn't have any food for sharing with horses, but did carry an easy picnic lunch of rolls filled with spinach, roast peppers and hummus. Mine was on a generously seeded roll and eating it on a sunlit log, beautiful views in all directions, was delightful.
The weather since Friday has been greyer and rainer, so I am glad we made the most of the outdoors when we could.
The Easter weekend is, of course, also a time for chocolate. I have a dairy free dark chocolate egg with gold decoration from Tesco, and some dark chocolate cherry liquor filled mini eggs from Lidl. Mr Bite carefully selected an impressive Thornton's egg and has his usual dose of Cadbury creme eggs. In my usual style, I also made sure he had some mini eggs to gather from around the house, including a selection that briefly made a pleasing wall frieze along our high dado rail (middle below).
In addition to store-bought chocolate I have some homemade creations that I will share in due course. I also have plans for pot pies for dinner and apple pie for dessert. It is a weekend for time in the kitchen!
What are you up to this Easter weekend?