Mama OWL Blog: Springtime Celebrations

Springtime Celebrations

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

I think I prefer Easter to Christmas, in all honesty. While I don't necessarily like how overly commercial Easter seems to be becoming, it is generally just 'nicer' in my opinion.

It's a celebration of the Springtime - the weather is warming up, the evenings are lighter, there are flowers and baby lambs everywhere (I'm a sucker for a frolicking lamb). There is less expectation, it's a lot more relaxed. Well - it is in my house, anyway.

Here we enjoy the long bank holiday weekend watching movies, doing a little baking (Easter nests, biscuits, and a carrot cake are the tradition) and crafting, and having a little egg hunt around the garden before diving face first into a basket of chocolate. We give our kids two eggs each (one medium, one small) and a little chocolate something else (this year was a Kinder Egg, last year was Malteaster bunnies if memory serves) presented in a little basket, and they also receive eggs from other family members.

On Good Friday we have hot cross buns for breakfast, and on Easter Sunday we have a traditional roast dinner with all of the trimmings. This year I used English Mum's slow roasted garlicky leg of lamb recipe which was utterly divine and just fell off the bone, and followed it up with a delicious dessert for the Mister and kids - a Hot Cross Bun & Butter Pudding courtesy of Munchies & Munchkins simple but tasty recipe.

We were blessed with beautiful weather for Bank Holiday Monday, and I took H & E down to the local Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt with my sister & her children, before spending a couple of hours letting them work off all the chocolate in the playground.

The afternoon was spent in the garden while the younger three went to a different park with their cousin for a few hours, and I very helpfully supervised the Mister from the comfort of a beanbag as he mowed the lawn. I'm quite certain he appreciated all of my assistance. The weather was so nice we even got the lesser spotted teenage boy out of his room for an hour to help his Dad wash the van (in return for XBox credit - of course).

It was a really lovely weekend, spent with my nearest & dearest. Absolutely perfect.


  1. Thanks for linking to my pudding and glad you enjoyed. The lamb looks delicious! I also enjoy the Easter break, we had gorgeous weather here too which helps. We don't buy the girls much. In fact this year just a small choc bunny for Izzy ( she has LOTS from family members) and a soft toy for Chloe due to her allergies. I'm astonished at how it's becoming almost like Christmas with regards to the presents people are buying tarnishes it somehow.x

  2. That food looks amazing! And how glorious has the weather been - long may it continue! x

  3. It sounds like a lovely weekend. I love how Easter is such a long weekend and a great way to spend quality time together as a family x #PointShoot

  4. I need all of that food now! nom nom nom. Gorgeous pictures. Thanks for linking up to #PointShoot x x

  5. I do love the Easter weekend, just because it's spring! It looks like you all had a lovely time and made the most of the long weekend.

  6. It looks like you had a brilliant Easter weekend, I enjoy Easter, it's so relaxed compared to Christmas which is always full of family coming and going. The kids look like they enjoyed their time running around, definitely burnt off their chocolate. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

  7. Sounds perfect, especially the bean bag! I too like Easter and we've been able to get out in the garden ourselves, which is long overdue. Glad you've been enjoying things yourself.

  8. Aww I can see why you love Easter as you did so many fun things! We love Easter and spring in our house too! Less layer when you go out and less layer when you are asleep is just lovely for us! =) #countrykids


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