First of all, my husband needs to understand that during the night the EASTER BUNNY IS SUPPOSED TO VISIT AND LEAVE CHOCOLATE (or pressies!) FOR ME!!! Gah. Bill found a packet of Ghirardelli on his pillow but there was no trace of even a forgotten carrot or rabbit droppings for me. *cries*
Good job I have a fabulous Mum and Dad though. They’d managed to catch up with the Easter Bunny in England and brought over a proper English style Cadbury’s Creme Egg Easter Egg for me. I managed to not munch on it while they were here, but it’s all gone now! Yummy!
Ok, so Easter Day started off with a breakfast of home baked hot cross buns. After the previous night’s near disaster with the sugar and having to contend with baking with only the stove light to see by I do declare my hot cross buns to be winners!
Oh, and I had to use the grated rind of an orange and a lemon instead of mixed peel as that doesn’t seem to exist over here, but that worked out rather tastily too and actually improved the recipe as far as I was concerned. Was never too fond of the hard bits in hot cross buns anyway.
Once fed and dressed in our Easter best we piled into the car and drove over to Mary and Hank’s for an Easter family gathering. Bill’s parents were there, as was his brother but unfortunately a tornado warning and general bad weather trapped Hank’s parents and they were unable to make it.
Mum and Dad got to peer out of the window at the storm outside and know there were goats out there somewhere! They also got to watch horse politics as the dominant male refused to let his harem play, or even talk to a male new comer to the paddock. We couldn’t really understand what was going on but Mary could read a whole soap opera into the horses actions.
When there seemed to be an interlude in the rain Mary took Mum, Dad, Mom and myself out for a tour of nearby Madison. Of course, once there the heavens opened once more and Madison became a grey wet blur. Mary guided us through some roads we’d have never thought to go down and we did get to see some of the old homes along what was once the Main Street. I hadn’t realised that the grand facades along the main road were actually the backs of the houses as a bypass had been constructed parallel to the old one. Mary took us down the original main road and even when obscured by the bad weather the facades along that were even grander and prettier.
Think Bill’s folks must have left for home before this pic was taken. 🙁