Easter 2017

April 18, 2017

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Our little family of three had the loveliest Easter long weekend. After a busy and full couple of months, Ben and I were craving a longer break than our regular Saturday, Sunday, back to work on Monday. Four free days were just what we needed to fill up our cups and find our feetEach morning after breakfast, I retreated to my writing desk and dove into work, leaving Ben and Joan to do chores, make cubbies and eat snacks. Building Duplo houses for her soft toys was the only pressing task at hand, and by giving Joan his full attention he was able to step away from his to-do lists and have a proper mental break. Meanwhile, I was able to create and find fulfilment in that area of my heart, which allowed me to come back to my loves refreshed and ready. Ready to eat, as it were. This weekend was filled with long lunches and easter eggs. In order to avoid dealing with caffeine + sugar highs, I chose carob eggs for my 19month old. After tasting one, any guilt of depriving her of a Lindt bunny evaporated because, dang, that “chocolate” is TASTY. A few days before the weekend, I purchased a bunch of little carob eggs, along one with one giant egg, and on Easter Sunday I brought them to Red Hill for our family lunch. Long before my brother and his girlfriend arrived, Joan spotted one nestled on the windowsill, its shiny wrapper shimmering in the sun. What a lesson in patience that was. Joan waited by the front door, listening for his footsteps on the stone path and every now and then exclaiming, “Jackson! Come on!”. She knew that when they arrived, that egg would be hers. As they walked through the front door, Joan grabbed her basket and made a beeline for the back door, running past the eggs I had hidden in clear view, towards that shiny egg by the window. Watching her look for little treasures and put them in her basket filled my heart with more joy than I ever knew a person could experience. That is the magic of childhood, isn’t it? After most of the eggs were found (thought there may still be one hidden in my father’s shoe), we sat down for lunch, which included woodfired pizza, Anna Jones’ greens pie and Autumn panzanella, and homemade sourdough hot cross buns. Ben and I brought a bottle of Moët to share, which we were gifted 8 months ago. We were saving it for a special occasion, and I cannot think of a more special day than this one.


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hcb heidi
egg 1

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lunch

tea

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Heidi xo

 

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  • dani April 19, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Your weekend sounds so lovely and relaxing – just as a long weekend should be.

    What sourdough hot cross bun recipe you use (not sure if I missed the link somewhere)? I’ve just gotten into making sourdough and it’s so addictive 🙂

    • Heidi April 19, 2017 at 8:00 pm

      Hi Dani! How great is sourdough?! Unfortunately she made it up, so I can’t share anything. It’s taken a few attempts, though, I believe! Practice 🙂 x

  • Conor April 19, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    What a beautiful celebratory family day. Egg hunts are the best. Also just read your previous post – so many lovely thoughts captured here but also – 25% off Vitamix, amazing!! I’m with Ben, that is saving money!

  • Vanessa Clarkson April 20, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Beautiful pics, beautiful family. xxx

  • avril keanan May 8, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    How lovely. There are definitely times I wish I had an ever so slightly different kind of family…