The Easter long weekend is always one of my very favourite parts of the year. The weather is usually lovely and perfectly autumnal, everyone gets a few days off, Bendigo comes to life with the Bendigo Easter Festival (complete with parades, markets, petting zoo and rides!) and we always have a special picnic. For Reuben and I, Easter just wouldn’t be Easter without a picnic! Our annual picnic tradition began when we were living in Queensland. One year we arranged a lunch with friends at Kondalilla National Park in Montville, and we’ve been doing it ever since. When we lived in Sydney Reubs and I had quiet little Easter picnics, just the two of us, but when we moved to Victoria we invited our new friends and it became a fun group thing once more, just as it should be! This year we ate sandwiches, butterfly cakes, quiche, rumballs, carrot cake, potato salad, mars bar slice and much more, lazed about in the autumn sunshine and had an Easter egg hunt at the Bendigo Botanic Gardens (that’s what Reubs and I are doing in that last picture! Ha!) It was delightful.
No matter what you believe or how you celebrate, I hope your Easter long weekend was full of happy things. Wishing you lots of goodness for the week ahead!
PS Thanks to our friend Brenny, who took the pictures of the Easter egg in the leaf and us hunting!