Happy Easter!

Our lovely friends Jeni and Dave came out last night for dinner and to stay over for Easter.  We had a big curry buffet and ate until we could no longer bend in the middle!  We waited five minutes and then found a little space for the yummy Key Lime Pie that Jeni made – always room for dessert!  We slobbed around chatting and half watching little bits of films that were on the telly then one by one we all drifted off to bed.

We got up this morning to find that the Easter Bunny had been!!  The kids found the eggs that were left on the coffee table (even Alexander couldn’t miss them with his ‘man-looking’ tendencies!).  When I went to take the dog out for a pee I filled my pockets with foil covered chocolate eggs and scattered them round in the garden.  I came back in and told the kids that they might want to have a look outside and they dashed out to see.  They had collected and divvyed everything up in super-quick time!

We all got up and (not-very-quickly) organised.  I packed a picnic in our eski (cool box) and we set off for Sovereign Hill.  The kids and I had been there with Mum and Dad while they were over but Michael, Dave and Jeni had never been.  It was a very different experience this time.  When we were there last time it was BOILING, about 38 degrees, today the top temperature was about 22c, this made it a lot more comfortable to be walking around.  Last time, there were only about twenty other people there, this time it was PACKED!

Still, they rolled up their sleeves and got to work on finding gold for ‘Mummy’s Camper Van Fund’!!

It’s a very serious business you know…

We found the perfect occupation for my blethery boy …

We tried on some hats in the milliners.  Dave was very dapper in the Top Hat – it’s a good look for him!

Not quite such a good look for Roo but she rocked it as best as she could!

Alexander was most annoyed that I wouldn’t buy him this $80 kangaroo skin hat – can you tell?

The kids were really hoping to have another go of candle dipping but when we got up to that part, this was as close as we could get …

There were so many people, I don’t think they were even letting people do the dipping thing.  Ah well, next time.

The other thing they wanted to do was the old fashioned bowling.  We had to wait in a big queue for one shot.  Alexander had a lovely technique …

And it was all Ruby could do to hold the ball, actually getting it to move was another thing entirely!

It *nearly* got to the end …

We walked back down the hill and Ruby found a new friend

We had our picnic of fresh rolls, camembert, sundried tomatoes, basil dip, tomato relish … you know, like the miners would have had!

It was a great way to spend Easter day even if it was slightly unconventional!

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3 Responses to Happy Easter!

  1. Tracey Hand says:

    Sounds like a great day. We loved Sovereign Hill too. We visited between Christmas and New Year so had one of those ridiculous 38 degrees, fairly busy days also so a combination of your visits. I’m thinking 22 degrees and 20 people sounds much more fun lol
    It is an unusual theme for a place but great fun.
    The kids look very pleased with their eggs 🙂
    Happy Easter to you all, from sunny PT x

  2. Mum and dad says:

    Oh, I love this blog. It brings back a lot of happy memories of a VERY hot day last year. We must try to pitch it for a cooler, not so busy day next time then it would be perfect! Happy Easter! M & D xx

  3. Yerda says:

    Glad we went when it was quieter! Have to go again.

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