Monday, 6 April 2015

Easter 2015

I hope you're all having a great Easter. How was your weekend?

I've had a lovely, quiet Easter at home with my family. We've never really made a big deal out of Easter; not like we do with Christmas, anyway, so my weekend has mostly involved exchanging (and scoffing!) Easter eggs, sitting down for a turkey roast with the family, and watching a few Easter-themed films. I've tried to get in to the spirit a little more this year, though, and I've enjoyed myself. Would you like to see what I got up to?

Earlier in the week, I put a box of Easter chocolate together for my best friend and her son. I had to wrap it all up in pastel tissue paper, and the cutest Easter ribbons.

I had to buy these egg-shaped honeycomb decorations from Sainsburys last week. I hung some up downstairs and the rest in my bedroom, and they look so pretty and cheerful. I don't know what it is about honeycomb decorations, but I love 'em.

On Saturday afternoon, I actually managed to spend some time in the kitchen. I used to bake a lot, but these days I can barely manage to stay upright long enough to make toast. Okay, I only made super quick and easy, no bake goodies, and struggled like hell, but it was fun. I made two dozen cornflake cakes / bird nests, which were delicious, and quickly vanished over the weekend. So simple to make, but yet so good!

I also made a Nutella hazelnut cheesecake, which is another no-bake recipe, and pretty easy to make. The end result was a bit ugly and uneven, but it was absolutely delicious. 

I just had to share a photo of the dessert my sister made, and brought round for dinner yesterday. Doesn't it look amazing? I couldn't have any as I'm lactose in tolerant, but I think she said it's a lemon and peach mousse cake from a Hairy Bikers recipe.

If you're wondering about the Christmas mats... we ended up using them because my Mum couldn't find her other, non-festive ones! It was hilarious. I think I need to buy her some new ones. It shows just how often we all eat round the table together; two or three times a year, if we're lucky. 

I gave Easter eggs to my parents, sisters, and brother-in-law, but I couldn't resist giving them all a carton of Reese's Pieces eggs during dinner as an extra treat, too. I love Reece's Pieces, but this is the first time I've found American Easter goodies over here. I may have gotten a bit excited when I found them in Tescos a couple of weeks ago! I don't get out much...

My Easter loot. I'm looking forward to trying the Reece's Pieces eggs.

I challenged myself to watch this stack of DVDs, but I didn't get as far as the Chocolate Factory films. I have to watch Steel Magnolias every Easter without fail. I've been watching it every Easter since I was little, not just because it's one of my favourite films, but because it's insanely Easter-y. If you've never seen it, you really must!

I finished my Easter cross stitch over a month ago, but never managed to get it framed in time. I've pinned it up on my notice board instead, just for the weekend.

I gave myself a mint and lilac manicure. I thought it was about time I retired the dark Winter polishes for another year.

I wore this outfit yesterday, but didn't have the strength to pose for proper photos. I'm sorry they're so bad and grainy; I had to brighten them a lot as the daylight was so dark. I'll definitely snap photos of it outside this Spring; I loved wearing it, and will again. I'm wearing a red gingham Audrey dress from Lindy Bop, old mint green cardigan from New Look, old mint green bunny ears bag from ASOS, and a new tulip brooch from Cath Kidston.

No Easter bunnies were harmed in the making of this bag.

What did you get up to this Easter?



  1. Oooh, I am going to buy that dress too! Looks lovely on you and what a colourful Easter you had!

    1. Thank you! You definitely need the dress, too; it's a real beauty. xx

  2. Such a lovely outfit. And yay for Easter nests, I totally failed to make any, this year. I did make some Creme Egg brownies but didn't try one. In fact, I've still not had any chocolate.

    1. Thanks, Char! It's the first Easter I've made Easter nests in a long, long time. I bet those brownies were amazing. I can't believe you didn't eat one! I've only just finished my first Easter egg myself. I wasn't in a chocolate-y mood over Easter. xx

  3. It looks like you had a lovely Easter - its really my favourite time of the year! I wanted to make some of those Easter nest things but I just ran out of time...yours look delicious and the cake looks great as well, I love nutella. Also I obviously love the cross stitch!

    1. Thanks, Trees! I did! It had a lovely weekend. I love this time of year, too. I haven't made Easter nests for years, but they were so good I think I need to make them more often. The cheesecake didn't look brilliant, but it was so delicious. Best one I've made yet. (Third time's a charm!) You just can't go wrong with Nutella! xx


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