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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.