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Easter long weekend 2017

I hope everyone had a great Easter break, stuffed with Easter eggs and hot cross bun. Normally we get 4 days long weekend off from work during Easter. This year, I took extra day off on Thursday making my weekend even longer.

It was Chhori’s first Easter at her child care and they had an Easter Hat parade. We made a yellow hat for her and I was really excited for her. So on Thursday I went to the parade with my SIL and some other friends.

They had decorated the place nicely and all the parents were excited to see the kids wearing Easter hats. Chhori did well as she had her hat on the whole time. She came with her class mates and went around the yard half of the way for the parade and then she saw me. Instead of continuing, she came running to me and sat with me.

They also had an Easter egg hunt and she managed to find a few eggs which she ate straightway.

She had fun and I am so happy that she is liking her childcare more now. No more tears unlike before.

The rest of the weekend went too fast. The first day, we went to the Easter show with our friends. This was a mini Easter show unlike the one we went to last year. Anyway this was good to go with kids and Chhori had heaps of fun.

We had our lunch there and Chhori enjoyed the petting zoo. They had a dog, pigs, rabbits, hens, ducks, goat, sheep, alpaca, calves among other animals.

Chhori was observing the animals and making their sounds and repeating the names. For some reason, she decided not to touch any animals.

The main achievement for Chhori was that she managed sit on a ride on her own. She has never been on a ride on her own so I wasn’t sure how she would like it but she really wanted to go on one which had elephants with a driving wheel in front of each seat. So we allowed her and I was ready for her to cry when the ride started moving but to my surprise she was smiling and playing happily with the wheel in front of her. I was so happy and proud of my little one. She had real fun and wanted to go again and again.

The next day, we went out with our friends to the beautiful Winnererremy Bay for a BBQ.

It was a beautiful autumn day and we had great fun. The kids went to the beach and enjoyed the sand and the water.

Another day, we went on a picnic with AS’s cousins to Stanwell park. It was another beautiful day to catch up and enjoy the amazing blue sky, sea and sun.

On the last day of Easter, we went to Ikea for some shopping and ended the day and the long weekend with some homemade open momo which we were trying for the first time. It turned out really yummy.

Overall we had a great Easter with friends and family. Hope everyone had great Easter break as well.

Take care till next time.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Easter long weekend fun

Last weekend we had a few extra days off as it was the Easter long weekend so we planned to utilise it to the fullest. It is autumn here but the weather is still warm so the plan was to be outdoors and have fun.

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One of the days we went to the Helensburg temple. I have told you about the temple here before. It is really nice to go for a drive, visit the temple and enjoy some yummy vegetarian Indian lunch as well.

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We went there with my parents and my brother’s family. Chhori was really happy to be out and about as she has started walking and loves to explore everything. The temple was busy as it was a public holiday but we had fun. There was a long queue at the canteen for food but the wait was well worth it.

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On the next day we went to the Easter show. The last time we went there was 4 years ago and I had written about it . It happens every year but I don’t see a point going there every year. But this year was special as my parents were here and it was going to be Chhori’s first time as well.

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Chhori loved everything about the show as she got to run around and touch whatever she wanted.

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The best place was the Farmyard where she got to touch the baby goats and sheep. She was ok with the small animals but the big ones scared her a little.

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My parents enjoyed the show as well and they were tired at the end. We were blessed with good sunny weather as well on the day.

Take care everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Happy Easter!!!

Hello everyone,

Wishing you a very Happy Easter that is filled with plenty of love and happiness.

M and Chhori

Easter Bunny Meekha

Easter long weekend break

It sounds crazy but we, Aussies get excited about long weekends. It doesn’t happen often but every time when a long weekend is on the way, most of us have plans for it. One of them was last weekend for Easter.

Normally, I plan months in advance for the break but this time I was too tired to even think about it. Having come back from Nepal just a few weeks ago, I needed to rest but of course, it was not going to happen.

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My cousins are visiting from the US and they were planning a trip away so we did a last minute planning. We were lucky that we managed to get accommodation for seven adults and three kids. Of course, it was expensive but still we managed to plan the trip and left Friday morning for the Hunter Valley.

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We had been to Hunter Valley multiple times before but we still enjoyed the Hunter Valley Gardens with the kids again and also the wine tasting. The kids were having a blast and we just loved it  🙂

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Nelson Bay and Toboggan Hill Park

Nelson bay is a big area and even though we had been there before, it was still a great place to be. We swam in One-mile beach and went for a walk in Nelson Bay wharf.

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We also went to Toboggan Hill Park, which is set amongst natural bush just off Salamander Way at Nelson Bay. We had so much fun with the kids tobogganing. The 1km track starts with an automatic uphill tow of 300 metres.

From the top station, we can control the speed of our toboggan as we commence the exhilarating descent.  The track winds down through 11 bends before we reach the bottom. With practice, speeds of up to 45 – 50km/hour are possible. All the little ones rode with their mum/dad and they enjoyed it a lot too.

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The Entrance

Surrounded by lagoons, lakes and beaches, The Entrance is a beautiful town. When we arrived in The Entrance, they were having markets and carnival for Easter. We just walked around and enjoyed the view.

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At 3.30 pm they had pelican feeding and that is what we wanted to observe. The pelican feeding in The Entrance Memorial Park is a highlight of the place. By 3:00 pm there were so many people gathered in the park. We also waited patiently as we knew the feed went ahead in all weather and is sponsored by local businesses.

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According to the official info, the pelican feeding started by accident over twenty years ago when staff from a local fish and chip shop would throw out scraps. It became such a ritual that whenever the staff were late in throwing their scraps out, the pelicans would cross the road and come up to the shop to be fed. The Pelicans start coming in group to the waterfront around 3.00, approaching the platform slowly and jump into the platform just before 3.30 pm when the staff are ready to feed them with the fish.

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It was a great to watch them as they eat the fish and go back to the water. It’s not all fun and games, though.  The volunteers use the daily contact to keep an eye on the welfare of the pelicans, which are prone to injury from plastic bags, fishing line and hooks.

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Hope all of you had great Easter too.

This week is very short week for us (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) as from this Friday we are having Anzac long weekend so looking forward to another long weekend.

Take care, everyone.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Sydney Easter show

Sydney Royal Easter Show celebrates all things Australian from the bush heritage to the vitality of city life It features wood chopping competitions, more than 100 carnival rides and games, art exhibitions, food stalls, live music, extreme sports exhibitions, pet shows and more. It also features Sydney Royal Rodeo Series which is the only international rodeo series in the country. For kids the big reason to go will be show bags and 100s of thrilling rides.

When I said to my friends that I was planning to go to the Easter show, their reaction was “Aren’t those shows for kids”. Ahhh, I am sure they are not. Even though I haven’t been to the Easter show for 4 years now, I was so sure before I went that I was going to enjoy the event. I still remember lots of fun that I had the last time and one of the highlight was the flying pig and rodeo show. And it was gonna be AS’s first trip along with my friend SS.

As it was school holidays, I knew that it would be busy no matter which day we choose to go so I was fully prepared to face the crowd. The surprising part was that even before I reached the show, I got a glimpse of what was to come.

We headed to the Easter show in Sydney Olympic park using public transport, two trains actually. The first train was relatively less crowded but when we changed our train in Redfern, there were lots of people on the platform with the same intention and the same destination as us. I saw lots of kids with their parents but there were lots of adults as well.

I think enjoying rides and patting animals brings out the kid in all of us and I was so exited to start the day.

I was grateful that it was a sunny afternoon. We started our day by going through lots and lots of colourful stalls selling soft toys, perfumes, fake tattoos, artists making cartoon version of people and much, much more. When we saw the first food stalls, we stopped to have a bite. I was a bit disappointed that almost all the food were deep fried but still we enjoyed the Dagwood Dogs and chicken with chips. There were so many foods like fairy floss, snow cones, Chips on a stick, Cheese on a stick, potato swirl and much more.

Then we were off to see more of the show. We stopped at Alpaca wool shredding, fashion show of wool products, a working dog show. Then we were off to see cows, lots of different types of chicken, turkeys and goose as well as Alpacas, sheep, goats, pigs and cows. Some of the chicken were so strange looking and the cows were very big. There was a pig that just had a baby and the piglet looked so cute. In one of the barns, I got to see baby lambs and baby sheep. We took lots of photos.

Then we went to see the parade where there were lots of animals including horses, alpaca, cows paraded on the grounds in a circle. After the parade, we went to the food display hall. There was a huge display of fruit and grains that we’d all stop and gawk at with wonder and huge expanses of creative scenery, meticulously arranged to showcase the best of the region. The five regions–North, South, South East Queensland, West and Central–battled it out for the best display.

The display I liked best was the cake decoration ones where there were thousands of different shapes and sizes of cakes beautifully displayed for us to admire. And I also liked the display of dolls with really nice costumes.

After that we went to see the rodeo show. The ambiance was just great and there were thousand of people cheering for the horses and bulls.

On the way out, there were so many rides and some looked scarier than other. They were called Dodgem cars, Rockstar, Breakdance, Pirates Revenge, Slingshot, Skymaster Wheel , Cliff Hanger,Hollywood Horrors, Speed.

Overall, a great day out.

My Easter long weekend

Even though I don’t celebrate Easter, it is one of the best times of the year to have fun. Every year there is an Easter breakfast at work with Easter buns and Easter eggs and after that, off we go for a 4 day long weekend.

This year after a long time, I spent my Easter long weekend in Sydney. Before, I have always tried to escape Sydney at this time of the year as it is the second longest holiday here after Christmas, but this year we have a holiday planned in May so we thought it was better to enjoy Easter in Sydney. And I was surprised how busy we were even in Sydney.

Over the four day period, we attended a family dinner, a baby shower, catch up with my friends for dinner, catch up with AS’s friends for dinner, catch-up with his family for  dinner, whew, even writing all that tired me out! I couldn’t believe that the time went so fast and I am back at work now.

As I mentioned before in my post , everyone around me is either pregnant or already has a baby. Our friend N and J are expecting their first baby soon, so I went for the baby shower. It was organised in a park and we had great fun with them and their guests. The most entertaining part of the day was the games they had organised. If anyone is planning a baby shower soon and looking for ideas for games, here are a few fun ones from the day.

  • Fill baby bottle with milk and have a competition on who can finish the milk from the baby bottle.
  • Have adults (blindfolded) taste baby food and ask what flavour it is.
  • Blindfold people and make them feel baby stuffs like pacifier, nappy, clothes and ask them what they are.
  • The best one out of all, in a baby nappy, put some baby food (like green spinach or yellow corn ones) which will look like poo and have a competition on who can lick them clean quickest. I know it sounds gross but it was fun to watch. 🙂

The next evening we went to a Thai restaurant for dinner, the food was amazing and the highlight of it was the fish we had. Tasty with a very spicy sauce.

Then one evening we went to AS’s friend’s place for dinner. There was so much food that by the end of the evening I was so stuffed that I could  barely walk.

On the last evening, we went for a BBQ and momo in AS’s cousin’s place. How can Nepali people party without a momo? I got to meet his side of the family and make momo. The sauce was really spicy and tasty.

Also Easter is the time to indulge with lots of chocolates as well so there was lots of exchange of chocolates at work as well as with friends. AS is a big fan of dark chocolates so I bought him handmade chocolates from Belle Fleur. It just melts in your mouth and tastes divine. They were in shape of bunny, Easter eggs and hot cross bun.

How was your Easter break?

Hope everyone had a great time.