Good Friday 2014

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. IMG_8774 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. easter There were the yearly favourites – including my mother in law’s calamari and garlic prawns.. IMG_8778IMG_8781 And my father in law’s oysters Kilpatrick.   IMG_8785 IMG_8800IMG_8801 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!). IMG_8772 While Mr BBB and I created a batch of little crab cakes – served with mango chutney, coriander and cucumber. IMG_8802 (I did the preparation, and left the cooking to the expert Winking smile ) IMG_8808 And then there was dessert. IMG_8765 Or should I say – desserts. For why have one dessert when you can have three!!!! IMG_8878 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! IMG_8869 IMG_8852 She wolfed down the prawns, a discovered the chocolate eggs pretty quickly – and generally just had a ball! IMG_8843 Although I was constantly fighting feelings of sentimentality when I realised that two years ago she was this little sleeping bunny… IMG_5908 And one year ago she was this little crawler… IMG_9404 Where did the time go?! Parental sentimentality aside – I truly hope you all have had a magical and restful Easter break. IMG_8839 From my little family to yours. What about you? Do you have any family traditions over Easter?

2 thoughts on “Good Friday 2014

  1. looks like a great get together – and Miss C looks adorable – she does look like a bit girl with her pigtales but that smile is gorgeous as ever

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