Our Easter Long Weekend

Hello and happy Easter! Our Easter long weekend was really nice, it was so good to be able to go to church this year and see people in real life. After last year’s Easter in lockdown, it felt even more special than usual.

I realised about a week before Easter that I hadn’t done any decorating. To be honest, I’ve never really associated Easter with decorations and most of them are more suited for springtime, which doesn’t really match the climate in Australia. That is, unless you live in North Queensland…

I ended buying an Easter tree and paper eggs from Kmart and thought they were a nice touch to have near our front door. A small festive touch is all it takes sometimes.

To kick off our Easter long weekend, we had friends over for dinner on Thursday night.

I made Spanakopita for the occasion and it was a huge hit. It was so tasty! I actually made another one on Good Friday so we had it two nights in a row. I have no regrets.

On Good Friday we went to church and despite the recent mask mandate in Queensland, it did not deter us. Church services on Good Friday are typically quite somber and it was a good opportunity to reflect on what Jesus sacrificed for us when he hung on the cross. After church we had homemade hot cross buns at a friends house. They were delicious!

Jordan worked on Saturday, so Evie and I had a pretty low key day at home.

The next day we went to Church again for Resurrection Sunday. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

After church, the three of us had lunch at home. As our weekend had already been pretty full of indulgent food, we opted for a simple high tea spread for lunch. Not without a few chocolate eggs of course…

I hope you had a wonderful Easter long weekend, however you spent it. This has been our third Easter in Townsville and I’m definitely learning to appreciate it, even if it is a little different to what I’m used to.