Egg Hunts, Duck Trails & Easter Cookie Decorating

I have so much catching up to do on my blog after a long spell of sickness. We were lucky to get such good weather while the girls were off school for Easter. I took the girls into town for the big Easter egg hunt. We had to find huge Easter eggs and answer the accompanying questions. Along the way, the girls got a free chocolate coin from Starbucks and a free hot chocolate in the cafe above Waterstones as part of the trail. We had our lunch there and it was a really peaceful place to sit (even with kids in tow :)) I love the picture wall and the vibe of the place πŸ™‚ The girls got 10% each off a book as part of the egg hunt, so one got a gymnastics sticker book and the other got magic painting πŸ™‚ They couldn’t wait to start their books as soon as they got home πŸ™‚ I worked on a painting too πŸ™‚

I got the girls a chocolate lamb each for Easter and we had an egg hunt with their cousins and decorated some Easter biscuits together πŸ™‚ The pack contained gingerbread carrots that they just had to ice and add sprinkles to πŸ™‚ I got a quiet moment thanks to my sister to take a coffee to the park and sit and appreciate the view of a pretty tree πŸ™‚ She also got me some beautiful flowers. (The name of which I’ve already forgotten!)

We went on a trip to Castle Espie and completed the duck trail there. The girls just had to find hidden ducks and they were rewarded with a chocolate bar at the end πŸ™‚ They had added a big bird’s nest since we were last there that the girls sat in for a photo πŸ™‚ We called into the cafe and had a coffee/ice lolly and then looked at the plants in the sensory garden. They had a few herbs growing and we were the only ones there πŸ™‚ We walked around and found a spot in the sun to sit on a bench πŸ™‚ The girls found a miniature library in the garden too and paused to look at some of the books πŸ™‚

At home, we had an egg hunt indoors and in the garden. The girls have had the same Easter bags for years and I realised when I was getting them out that I’d forgotten to put our Easter tree up, so it’s still up now πŸ™‚ The girls found all the chocolate eggs and ate as many as they could get away with before I intervened πŸ™‚

We also went to the Easter hunt at Rowallane. For Β£3 each, the girls got a map and different activities to do along the way. At the end, they were rewarded with a chocolate egg each πŸ™‚ They enjoyed looking out for the clues and it encouraged them to keep walking πŸ™‚ They had added some cute little bug houses that I hadn’t seen before. In the walled garden, my daughter found a chalk board to draw on and they posed for a photo at the frame πŸ™‚ Inside the house, there was a display of the many kinds of daffodils you can get. It was pretty, and I never realised before that there were so many variations of daffodils πŸ™‚ I found a Β£1 book in their second hand bookshop too. I always love getting a chance to look in there, even if it results in me adding another book to my already extensive and never-conquered reading list πŸ™‚

I have lots more to share but I thought I’d make this an Easter-themed post πŸ™‚ Just a reminder that my children’s book is still available here

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