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Easter long weekend fun

This Easter long weekend, we didn’t go away anywhere. Instead we made some plans with our friends and it was quite fun.

One day we took the kids to the Easter show.

It was a free event in Cronulla and there were the traditional rides, show bags, an animal farm, market stalls and roving entertainment.

We went on a big slide with the kids on our laps and kids enjoy the elephant merry – go-around as well. They also went into a jumping castle and had heaps of fun.

Chhori and her friend loved getting their face painted and they both looked adorable for sure.

But like every year the highlight for me was the petting zoo. They had alpacas, sheep, chicken, ducks, pigs, goat, rabbits and a calf. It was amazing to see the kids enjoy the animals and pat them too.

We also bought them the bubble guns and it was a hit as they could have hundreds of bubbles instantly.

Overall it was an amazing day out for the parents as well as for the kids.

Another day we took the kids to the park and they had a great time. We had lunch from a nearby café while the kids play at the park.

But the highlight of the Easter long weekend was the food. We planned a food marathon so we had something special for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

On the Friday we went to a sea food buffet and it was really great and we ate a lot. I loved the prawns and the amazing dessert.

Then on Saturday, it started with my scones for breakfast and amazing garlic prawn and chicken paella for dinner.

The next day we had gwaramari for breakfast and typical Nepali thakali thali for dinner.

We tried to make it as close as possible to the famous thakali thali and it contained rice, dal, gundruk ko achar, mula ko achar, chicken curry, saag (spinach) and mushroom curry. The whole combination tasted amazing.

On the third day it was pancakes for breakfast, chatamari and pakauda for lunch and nepali dal-bhaat-tarkari-masu for dinner.

The food was amazing and it didn’t feel like a lot of effort as different people were doing different dishes. But I have to admit, I put on at least a kilo after eating all that food.

I will share the recipes for a few of the dishes soon. Most of them are already on my blog so please do try them and let me know how it goes.

Till next time take care.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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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

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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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.