Happy (Easter) Monday lovely people! I feel as if I have so much to share with you coming out of this last weekend. We weren’t organised enough in advance to head away – but managed a weekend at home that was a nice balance of productivity and play instead. But let’s start at the beginning, shall we? Good Friday. A day that traditionally brings Mr BBB’s family together – for an annual seafood brunch. That runs into lunch. And sees us return home generally in the early hours of the evening ruing the fact that we did not wear our stretchy pants. For food and good company are never in short supply – and this year was no different. So much deliciousness and so many laughs with my Canberra family – as we munched and tasted our way through the day. There were the yearly favourites – including my mother in law’s calamari and garlic prawns.. And my father in law’s oysters Kilpatrick. But this year we had a few new dishes as well. My niece and her husband made a big batch of prawn dumplings – that were delicious (and my favourite of the day!). While Mr BBB and I created a batch of little crab cakes – served with mango chutney, coriander and cucumber. (I did the preparation, and left the cooking to the expert ) And then there was dessert. Or should I say – desserts. For why have one dessert when you can have three!!!! A delightful trio of lemon meringue pie, nutella brownies – and my favourite – carrot cupcakes. As always, however, the day was not just about the food. It was lovely to just sit, and chat, and catch up each other’s happenings. A much needed moment for everyone to breathe, and relax. And there was certainly one little girl who loved having her family all in one room – and the endless supply of cuddles and ‘play’ buddies! She wolfed down the prawns, a discovered the chocolate eggs pretty quickly – and generally just had a ball! Although I was constantly fighting feelings of sentimentality when I realised that two years ago she was this little sleeping bunny… And one year ago she was this little crawler… Where did the time go?! Parental sentimentality aside – I truly hope you all have had a magical and restful Easter break. From my little family to yours. What about you? Do you have any family traditions over Easter?