I feel as if Easter snuck up on us this year, even though the chocolate eggs have been on the shelves since early January…
But despite the surprise arrival of the 4-day weekend – we managed to fill the time quite easily. Actually, in all honesty, it was rather nice to not have a lot planned. Rather, the lack of firm plans meant we could lounge in our PJs while deciding what to do, and head off for little adventures when motivation arrived.
Good Friday was, as normal, spent with Mr BBB’s family – indulging in all things seafood! A relaxed afternoon grazing on various dishes – including prawns, tuna and salmon sashimi, calamari and more prawns. Washed down with some fruit-filled wine and entertained with a game of Pictionary.
Our contribution this year was a rather impressive side of ocean trout – that we picked up from the local fish shop. Cooked by Mr BBB on the BBQ then dressed with a garlic, parsley and chilli dressing.
We followed this recipe – and the fish turned out beautifully (although we did reduce the cooking time a little to save it from being overcooked).
And as for the rest of the weekend? We pottered around – crossing a few things off our “to-do” list along the way. We coloured, we went on an Easter egg hunt, we played and we organised. We got some exercise in too with a bike ride one day, and a family mountain climb the next!
Oh and did I mention that thanks to family and the Easter Bunny – our chocolate supplies have gone from ‘modest’ to ‘plentiful’?!
Overall – it was a rather lovely weekend – with a nice balance of ‘activity’ and ‘downtime’. Here’s to another short week too!
What about you? What did you get up to this Easter weekend?