Easter Sunday

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Nothing beats waking up on Christmas morning and seeing that Santa has been… but one thing that does come close is waking up on Easter morning to see if the Easter bunny paid a visit. Every year without fail,  the inner child in me can’t wait to find out what the rabbit has brought with him this year. (Unfortunately we don’t leave him a bunch of carrots… we really do spoil Santa with his gin and mince pie).

easter display

The Easter bunny always leaves a gorgeous, colourful Spring display of mini eggs, pace eggs and even an easter egg or two.

mini easter eggs, colourful

mini eggs in a nest, easter

eggs this way sign

daffodils at easter

The night before, I made some easter muffins. I somehow managed to make double the mixture needed for my cases so I decided to pour the rest into one big baking tray to make one big muffin too. These cakes are apple, cinnamon and blueberry flavoured… I know they sound quite Autumnal but they were delicious!

easter, baking, daffodils,

easter cakes, easter baking, daffodils

easter cake, easter baking, daffodils

easter cake, easter baking

Easter Sunday always means a walk with the family and a picnic. After breakfast, the brie and fig sandwich preparations go underway…

easter picnic preparation

easter picnic preparation

easter picnic preparation

… and then off we go on our walk!

blue and white striped wellies

stone wall on a foggy day

stone wall on a foggy day

tree silhouette in the fog

I forgot to mention the pace eggs… Every year for as long as I can remember, my Dad prepares a batch of pace eggs which we then roll down the hill in a race against one another. We all get very competitive when the eggs have been rolled and there is always a lot of discussion whether anyone gave their egg an extra push!

hard boiled eggs on easter

rolling our eggs at easter

hard boiled eggs at easter

After all the fun and games, it’s then time for our sandwiches…

easter picnic

… before heading home for a slice of Mum’s beautiful simnel cake (yes more cake!). I promise I will be writing healthier posts soon.

simnel cake at easter with mini eggs

simnel cake at easter with mini eggs

simnel cake at easter with mini eggs

This has been our Easter routine for such a long time now. I absolutely love family traditions, I think they bring us closer each year and it’s a great way to create memories. What did you do this easter?

Lots of love, Sass xxx

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  1. 11th April 2015 / 12:44 pm

    All the food in this post is making me hungry! I also love family traditions as it reminds me of when I was younger 🙂

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

    • 11th April 2015 / 12:45 pm

      Me too! They definitely remind me of childhood 🙂 xx

  2. nishkpatel
    12th April 2015 / 11:26 am

    Awh this looks like such a lovely day, all that food looks delicious and it’s so nice to spend time with family doing something like this. The pace egg race looks really fun, I’ve never even heard of them! x

    • 12th April 2015 / 2:21 pm

      it was so nice! Haha, that’s what most people say… It is a strange tradition! xx

  3. 12th April 2015 / 4:16 pm

    All this food looks so yummy! Looks like you had a great day, I hope you did! x

    kacytalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  4. 12th April 2015 / 6:24 pm

    I’ve never had simnel cake before! I love having Easter traditions 🙂

    • 12th April 2015 / 7:09 pm

      It’s lovely! Lots of fruit and marzipan 🙂 x

    • 13th April 2015 / 6:00 pm

      I know right?! Brie and fig are literally thee best combination! xxx

  5. 13th April 2015 / 4:04 pm

    Aw as if your dad colours the eggs! Am I right to guess he achieves this look with onion peel?! Egg painting and games are really big in Lithuania and even though we don’t live there anymore we still try to keep this tradition every year in our home, it’s so much fun! xx

    • 13th April 2015 / 6:02 pm

      Yeah exactly right! Grab a bag of red onions and you’re good to go. No way, that’s so cool, they are so much fun! Traditions are the best 🙂 xx

    • 14th April 2015 / 9:18 pm

      I know right!! Haha brie and fig are the best combination. I do have it somewhere… can I get back to you on that?! 🙂 xxx

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