Easter weekend 2015: Banana split sundaes and Durbanville emus

It’s funny how a shortened work week never really feels shorter. That’s because we tend to still fit in a full five days’ worth of work, so the day off is lovely and relaxing but by the time you reach the end of the week again, you’re exhausted. Multiply that by two weeks and it’s little wonder Husband and I are both a bit poorly today. Nonetheless, we have indeed made it to the edge of the weekend again. And so, without further ado (or ‘further adieu’, as I’m seeing it lately – why is this?) I present to you how we spent our long Easter weekend 2015…

Thursday, 2 April 2015: Easter weekend eve celebrations

Dad and Husband with their 'long weekend at last' drinks at the Driftwood. Lighting made everything very pink in this shot. We were there for the Moroccan buffet, tis a good deal.
Dad and Husband with their ‘long weekend at last’ drinks at the Driftwood. Lighting made everything very pink in this shot. We were there for the Moroccan buffet, tis a good deal.

Friday, 3 April 2015: Good Friday gardening

You need a big breakfast if you have a busy day of gardening ahead. So once we'd slept in a little later than normal, we trotted off to our nearest Spur for their R25 breakfast special. This is clearly before I'd started my cafe latte...
You need a big breakfast if you have a busy day of gardening ahead. So once we’d slept in a little later than normal, we trotted off to our nearest Spur for their R25 breakfast special. This is clearly before I’d started my cafe latte…
And here is Husband with his breakfast - he always gets an extra cheese griller, and the huge Tabasco sauce bottle
And here is Husband with his breakfast – he always gets an extra cheese griller, and the huge Tabasco sauce bottle
As part of the gardening, we  finally put the swing bench up in our new front garden. Both doggies tested it with me, as they do.
As part of the gardening, we finally put the swing bench up in our new front garden. Both doggies tested it with me, as they do.

Saturday, 4 April 2015: treating ourselves to a new lounge recliner set

Inexpensive yet filling breakfast from McDonald's - the hot cakes (I always want to ask if they sell like hot cakes, har har) with the coffee that came as part of Husband's McMuffin meal.
Inexpensive yet filling breakfast from McDonald’s – the hot cakes (I always want to ask if they sell like hot cakes, har har) with the coffee that came as part of Husband’s McMuffin meal.
Cheers to Husband, who won our Scrabble game that eve. Again. I'm yet to beat him :(
Cheers to Husband, who won our Scrabble game that eve. Again. I’m yet to beat him 😦

Sunday, 5 April 2015: Easter Sunday slow-cooked beef and beer stew

We usually end up with a photo of the McPherson's garden centre cat at the same table as Husband. This time he curled up inside while we braved the windy outdoors.
We usually end up with a photo of the McPherson’s garden centre cat at the same table as Husband. This time he curled up inside while we braved the windy outdoors.
Husband enjoyed his eggy breakfast.
Husband enjoyed his eggy breakfast.
You'd think it was Valentine's Day, not Easter. Loved all the brightly coloured flowers...
You’d think it was Valentine’s Day, not Easter. Loved all the brightly coloured flowers…
And look! Mum and Dad said the Easter bunny dropped this off for me, so they brought it along for our Easter slow-cooked lunch. Beautiful purplish flowers with a few marshmallow eggs planted throughout.
And look! Mum and Dad said the Easter bunny dropped this off for me, so they brought it along for our Easter slow-cooked lunch. Beautiful purplish flowers with a few marshmallow eggs planted throughout.
The Easter flowers look just right in my garden 'wall of weird'.
The Easter flowers look just right in my garden ‘wall of weird’.
Of course the second before I took this photo you would have seen Bassie perched on top of the couch along with Bertie. She has super-fast reflexes when I get the camera out, that one.
Of course the second before I took this photo you would have seen Bassie perched on top of the couch along with Bertie. She has super-fast reflexes when I get the camera out, that one.
Bassie baby loved all the attention from Granny.
Bassie baby loved all the attention from Granny.
Bertie looked VERY sad about something!
Bertie looked VERY sad about something!
What do you get, when your Easter dessert ingredients look like this?
What do you get, when your Easter dessert ingredients look like this?
You get this! Tall banana split sundaes, with tin roof ice cream, maraschino cherries, nuts, and blobs of Nutella-stuff. Mmm.
You get this! Tall banana split sundaes, with tin roof ice cream, maraschino cherries, nuts, and blobs of Nutella-stuff. Mmm.
Mmm. More of the Nutella-like stuff. Delicious.
Mmm. More of the Nutella-like stuff. Delicious.
Bassie was Very Interested in mine and kept veering towards it.
Bassie was Very Interested in mine and kept veering towards it.

Monday, 6 April 2015: End of long weekend sunset

When it's the last day of a long weekend, we treat ourselves to a fancier breakfast. This is me greeting the porcelain bunnies at the welcome desk of Crown, a restaurant on the Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville, just down the street from home. Sort of.
When it’s the last day of a long weekend, we treat ourselves to a fancier breakfast. This is me greeting the porcelain bunnies at the welcome desk of Crown, a restaurant on the Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville, just down the street from home. Sort of.
My cappuccino was THE most amazing. Very nearly ordered another.
My cappuccino was THE most amazing. Very nearly ordered another.
And then! My breakfast! Delicious cake-like French toast and lots of slivers of banana - and just look at the amount of crispy, streaky bacon that adorned my plate! Husband had to help me finish!
And then! My breakfast! Delicious cake-like French toast and lots of slivers of banana – and just look at the amount of crispy, streaky bacon that adorned my plate! Husband had to help me finish!
Just look at Husband's salmon eggs ben! With a drizzle of some form of dark sauce, we think it was balsamic vinegar.
Just look at Husband’s salmon eggs ben! With a drizzle of some form of dark sauce, we think it was balsamic vinegar.
Some of the lovely bright Durbanville sights...
Some of the lovely bright Durbanville sights…
We even met an emu or two.
We even met an emu or two.
Caught in the act: Husband's Sunday afternoon large banana milkshake at our local Wimpy.
Caught in the act: Husband’s Sunday afternoon large banana milkshake at our local Wimpy.
My absolutely wonderful Wimpy shake. I went for the 'salted caramel brownie' option - little chunks of brownie were swirled throughout, so I put that spoon to use.
My absolutely wonderful Wimpy shake. I went for the ‘salted caramel brownie’ option – little chunks of brownie were swirled throughout, so I put that spoon to use.
If you live in Table View, you'll have heard an owl has taken up residence at one of our local shopping centres. I happened to look up after our milkshake visit and there he was!
If you live in Table View, you’ll have heard an owl has taken up residence at one of our local shopping centres. I happened to look up after our milkshake visit and there he was!
Mum-in-law identified him as an eagle owl. He seems very sleepy.
Mum-in-law identified him as an eagle owl. He seems very sleepy.
This is how poor Husband had to drive to the parents' house for lupper - with his aviation headset blocking out Bertie's enthusiastic shouting/singing/greeting all the way there.
This is how poor Husband had to drive to the parents’ house for lupper – with his aviation headset blocking out Bertie’s enthusiastic shouting/singing/greeting all the way there.
Sunset was very pretty that evening, with clouds that turned pink...
Sunset was very pretty that evening, with clouds that turned pink…
And pinker yet...
And pinker yet…
And pinkest still.
And pinkest still.

Thursday, 9 April 2015: Woodstock graffiti

A much-needed pick-up in the office, provided by a colleague.
A much-needed pick-up in the office, provided by a colleague.
I couldn't resist stopping to snap this baboon painted onto a random wall in Woodstock on my way to an afternoon event. Must have looked like such a tourist.
I couldn’t resist stopping to snap this baboon painted onto a random wall in Woodstock on my way to an afternoon event. Must have looked like such a tourist.
Seemingly out of place afternoon coffee in a wine cellar.
Seemingly out of place afternoon coffee in a wine cellar.

That’s all, folks! Here’s to a weekend that’s so relaxing, it feels like an extra day snuck in for fun πŸ™‚

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One thought on “Easter weekend 2015: Banana split sundaes and Durbanville emus”

  1. Hope you have a wonderful weekend this one too, the weather sure has done a 360, suddenly its winter with a chance of rain!

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