Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter - Relaxation

photo (borrowed from online) - Mereweather beach

What an amazingly beautiful weekend we just had! The weather was unbelievable for Easter - which is typically the turning of the season. I mark Easter with the unveiling of the Heater normally, but it's still downstairs and I'm running around in a singlet!

I am delighted to say that my man and I did not succumb to the delights of chocolate that has assaulted us with every visit to a public shopping centre for the past 4 weeks. We have remained true to our resolve to be ethical in our chocolate consumption. The easiest way to do this has been to reduce consumption.  We were also impressed to see on the news this morning that one Sydney Diocese also promoted a slave free chocolate Easter - good news for children of the world!

I really didn't want to over plan and overextend myself this long weekend, and I am really happy with how it turned out. I went for a lovely 50km bike ride to the beach with some friends on good Friday, and spent the rest of the day in the garden. Saturday was in the garden and then to see the Leggo Movie... Sunday I went for a 30km mountain bike ride with friends to a new track for me in the bush near us. It had some technical challenges for me to practice on, but was generally a pleasant visit to a remote piece of bush. Today I enjoyed a beautiful beach walk and lunch at the beach with a friend. 

Reading goals are progressing, see last post, and I decided to focus on the Questions of Travel -  but if the sun insists on shinning, I must be be outdoors. (It's pretty difficult to read on my ancient tablet/kindle outside - I did try). However, the last of summer/autumn plantings were done - including beetroot, rhubarb, beans, spinach and corn.  Now I'm all set for the next long weekend - oh, that's next weekend!! Yeh!!
Can you see the mud? It's a sign of FUN!


Meredith said...

I can see what a lovely time you had from here, in Illinois. I'm so happy that you just relaxed. That's the very best, to get away from pressure, and also that you were so conscientious about the chocolate. I've not been aware of the trial that causes others, which really convicts my heart. xo

Jeanie said...

Haul that chair into the yard with your book -- just for a break here and there between the outdoor fun. It sounds like the most wonderful time -- just what you needed. Everything in this post makes me smile! Wishing you a happy fall -- one that takes its time coming in!

Jeanie said...

thanks for popping by the Gypsy! And yes -- I will never (ever) forget being at the Peter Pan flying and watching those kids. it was just glorious!