My Easter Weekend

I enjoy Easter for many reasons. One of them being a four day weekend to relax and go out. So here’s what I got up to!

Good Friday

For the past few years, it’s been tradition that me and my partner go out for dinner. Every year restaurants seem to get busier and busier at Easter time, so we decided to try a restaurant we’d never been to before.

We drove to The Green Man in Essex, which is only around thirty minutes away from where I live. The Green Man is a traditional pub that’s over 500 years old, with beautiful beamed ceilings.

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Once seated in the restaurant, we enjoyed a relaxed meal with delicious nachos to start with, followed by huge mains! I ordered the cauliflower sausages with lentils and potatoes, and my partner had that all English favourite, fish and chips.

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We both enjoyed the food and the couple who run the pub are the nicest people you’ll meet. Their kindness and friendly attitude really made our visit memorable, so we’ll definitely be returning in the future.

Saturday

Today was time for another meal out. Now you may remember me saying in a previous post that good Mexican food and restaurants are hard to come by, but we found a gem! The restaurant we ate at is called El Guaca and it’s also in Essex, this time a fifty minute drive from where I live.

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We shared a huge tower of nachos, smothered in all the dips you could want, before moving on to two very tasty cocktails and our mains. I had a mixed bean enchilada with Mexican rice and my partner had the burrito. I have to say, it’s a real shame El Guaca isn’t nearer to where I live or I’d stop by more often.

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Easter Sunday

On Sunday I exchanged gifts with my family and partner and I have to say I was spoilt. As well as lots of chocolate, I got Kiko makeup, some bath bits from Lush and a spray on nail polish.

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As Easter Sunday is a big deal to my family, we had a roast dinner just like Christmas day, but on a smaller scale. We also had dessert, Easter crackers and exchanged cards.

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Easter Monday

The last day of Easter weekend! Me and my partner made the most of our last day off and headed to Tropical Wings Zoo, again in Essex. As I’m on the edge of London and Essex I tend to spend a lot of time in both areas. Tropical Wing’s is a small animal place with no large animals and not too much walking, which is exactly what we wanted.

I stroked baby goats, chicks and a skunk, as well as walking through a beautiful butterfly enclosure and feeding greedy fish. I saw talking birds, playful squirrel monkey and wallabies hop past me.

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Then it was time to return home. Sad that a fun weekend was over, but happy to have visited new places and to have spent time with the ones I love.

8 thoughts on “My Easter Weekend

  1. I loooooove nachos! I will often order nachos as my meal when I’m out – I don’t care! 😛
    You got some great goodes (both treats and Kiko makeup!) – it’s neat that your family takes Easter as seriously as Christmas. I never understood why Easter isn’t more important than Christmas – symbolically, it’s a bigger significance for the Christian religion.
    You petted a skunk? You’re brave! 😛

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    • Nachos are one of my favourite foods too! They don’t have them at many places I eat, so whenever I see them, I order them☺ Thanks, whilst I love chocolate I was happy with all the other gifts. I agree. Christmas is still the bigger of the two holidays over here but they’re the only two days when shops close. It’s nice to celebrate both days as Easter is more important really. Haha I think I was brave. The skunks supposed to be used to humans so it didn’t spray thankfully😂 x

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  2. El Guaca looks amazing, especially that enormous mountain of nachos!
    Love the picture you took of the butterfly. We also have a butterfly conservatory at the zoo in my city, and it’s so difficult for me to get a good picture of the butterflies because they’re always fluttering around.

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    • El Guaca was great. I couldn’t believe how much food there was when the nachos came out! Thank you. I always really enjoy the butterfly conservatories, but it was pretty hard to get good photos☺ What city do you live in? X

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