Monday, 21 April 2014

Easter Fun

I was very pleased when I got my work rota and saw that I had Easter weekend off. Well, despite being night shift on Thursday into Friday, and back on night shift on Monday night. It's been a while since I've had the full holiday weekend off, and the weather forecast was looking very promising. 

The weather turned out beautiful; lots of sun, but not too hot with a bit of a breeze. Great drying weather! (Argh, that's a phrase my mother uses). It's the kind of weather where you go looking for washing to do, just to get it out and drying. Is there anything nicer than the smell of fresh, line dried washing? 

Saturday night was spent decorating our eggs for rolling the next day. My family used to spend Easter through at my grandparents in Fife every year. It was always a tradition to decorate eggs then take then to the Glen to roll them. My grandad was always the winner. After my grandad died, we never really did it again, but this year my sister suggested we take the wee one to the park and start the tradition up again. 

Here's our eggs. You can tell my husband's were much more thought out than mine! 

On Sunday, we went to church, husband in tow for a change (he doesn't do church). It was also great to see friends who have moved on to other churches there too. I attend the Salvation Army, and on Easter Sunday the band march through the streets of the town. I don't play in the band anymore, however the wee one and I joined in the march behind the band, with my husband reluctantly following beside on the pavement. 

Here's the view from inside the march:

And the followers:

I was having a discussion at work with a colleague who said you only see the Salvation Army at Christmas. Well, they're visible at Easter too!

After church, hubby, the wee one and I went to the park to meet my sister and her fiancé. It was super busy, but the weather was gorgeous. Perfect for a kick about with the football!

We took a picnic, and chilled out in the sunshine until my sister arrived. Then the egg rolling commenced!

The eggs seemed indestructible. Maybe I boiled them for too long! But, it seemed like this hill was Superman's kryptonite:

Poor Superman. 

After egg rolling it was time for a rest before heading home. 

But not before one last kick about: 

It's been lovely having family time. It's rare for us. Hopefully we won't have to wait for another bank holiday to have more. 


  1. Looks like so much fun! I love your egg drawings! Suoperman looks cute even with the cracks actually =P

  2. Lesley this sounds like an utterly perfect way to spend Easter, i also really love the tradition of egg rolling!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

  3. I've seen a few posts now on egg rolling, a lovely community thing to do. Perhaps I should add this to our farm fun next year. Love you to join me for Country Kids it looks like such a lovely outdoor afternoon.

    1. Thanks for coming over and joining in with Country Kids.


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