Wednesday, April 3, 2013

EASTER 2o13

I love yoghurt and even tho I can't eat too much of it, I'll always make room especially for fresh yoghurt. Downstairs to where I work they recently opened The Yoghurt Club and this stuff is the bomb. You can either go in there and order a smoothie (either dairy or non dairy based) or there is the option to have fresh (almost like soft serve ice-cream) yoghurtand you have a selction of fresh fruit or if you have a sweet tooth lollies to put on top.
 
 
Mine was a total of $3.50 I think thats cheap and perfect for a 3pm snack.
 
We left for our easter holidays on Wednesday so Tuesday night after work I went on the hunt for a perfect sized travel bag my dreams where crushed as I went from store to store trying to find something suitable but nothing surfaced. I left and headed down to the road to MYER and stocked up on some MAC foundation and CK Euphoria perfume.
 
 

Our flight was at 10am on Wednesday - I always have a brief moment of panic thinking that the taxi wont arrive then I'll be late and we wont get the plane. Does this ever happen to you?
 
 

Does anyone else get freaked out by these hand dyers at the airport? I always feel like my rings are going to go flying off somewhere! Best invention for hygiene tho.
 
I posted this photo of Instagram while away, saying you know your in with your boyfriends mum when she lets you cook in her kitchen. I love cooking in D's mums kitchen its recently been renovated and this woman knows the true understanding of organisation. Draws and spaces for everything, "every day use" "special occasion cutlery" "semi special occasion cutlery" hahaha.
 
 
I made a lasanga and it got good reviews all around - Maybe I will make a good wife one day.
 
Speaking of food in true Greek style we had a big family get together on Saturday night featuring a lamb on the spit. Mouth watering goodness.
 
 
I tell you what - My greek family never dissapoints.
The weather turned freezing while we where there which forced me to bring out jumpers, coats and jeans..Not that I'm complaining I love that type of weather.
 

 
All in all it was so good to see all the 101 family members, although its not easter for us until May 5th it was still good to catch up, eat and celebrate and get away from the city for a week or so.
 
 
As you can tell there was way too much chocolate, olives, feta and other goodies.
Both of D's yiayia's are amazing cooks and never take no for an answer by the time we had finished eating I was felt like I was going to pop. I could of almost done my own April fools joke by posting a picture of my belly on FB and telling everyone I was pregnate I was that full.
 

Best part of all yesterday morning before we left to head to the airport his yiayia came over and brought my all time favourite spanakopita. If you dont know what that is its a greek dish - pastry filled with spinach (or silver beat) mixed with cheese and herbs.


 
It wasnt all fun and games, the first two days of our holidays the boyfriend was still recovering from his cold I think he is the most affectionate when he is sick. So lucky me caught his cold which I had actually managed to fight off before heading away on holidays.



Let me tell you flying with a cold is not fun. I'm not sure if we where flying higher than normal but about 20 minutes into our flight my ear started stinging and then the pain got more and more intense, the boyfriend suggested I start trying to "pop" my ears by holding my nose and blowing.. I kept sticking my finger in my ear but nothing would help I ended up asking the flight attendant on suggestions and she gave me a cup of ice to suck on (?) I later read on google (my virtual Dr) that you shouldnt fly any type of cold or flu! My ear is still pretty sore so I'm hoping it will sort itself out.


This is what we arrived home to.. Typical Melbourne.
I hope everyone had a great easter and cant wait to catch up on whats been blogging while i've been away on holidays.


 

11 comments:

  1. sounds like a lovely long weekend! hope you feel better! the boy and I both got sick on our long weekend too, still trying to fight it off! x

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  2. Sounds like I would love to play around in D's Mum's kitchen! I love organisation!!! :D

    Looks like you guys had an awesome time with the 101 relatives! I'm sure Melbourne is happy to have you home though xx

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  3. NOPE when i was landing from Sydney to Melbourne ... I thought my face was gonna explode. It was the most awful and painful feeling ever.

    Glad you're back! And what are you using to edit pics. I love how you have collaged them. Sigh.. I'm such a fail. LOL Talk soon!

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    1. Hahaha.. Oh its a iphone app called Frametastic!

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  4. Sounds like an amazing Easter!!!! So much good food!!!!
    Haha I came back from the Gold Coast a few hours after you arrived back in Melbourne too and when I saw your instagram I thought oh gosh this is what's in store for me later!!! Lucky it wasn't raining when I got off but it was damn cold!

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    1. Lucky Lucky! Its always so depressing getting back to Melbourne its either freezing cold or raining! Hope you had fun in the GC x

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  5. Spanakopita is my fav too!!!! lol whenever A's yiayia makes it, I try to leave some for others lol. I was wondering about the whole celebration with his family considering it's not for another month... but any excuse will do I guess! x

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    1. How good is it? I'm going to make my own but know it wont taste the same! Yeh Orthodox easter isnt til next month but we cant get away from work there so went now while we had the holidays! x

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  6. Hi Hol,

    Sucks you had to roam around the city not finding what you want, always so frustrating! Sounds like a good family easter... food looks awesome :)Hope your feeling better now though!

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  7. Haha it must be a yiayia pre-requisite to stuff your grandchildren full of food and not take no for an answer! Both my yiayias are the same. I have to keep saying "yiayia, i'm on a diet!!" - thats the only thing that works! haha

    We recently installed those hand dryers at work!! Except you put your hands under them and they suck all the water off your hands...its funny watching my skin ripple under the air LOL!

    Well looks like you had a great long weekend! Was meaning to ask you - where abouts did you travel to?

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  8. I had that EXACT same experience while flying with a cold last week. It was so super painful. My ear was killing me with a sharp pain and nothing would help. the worst part is not being able to go anyway! you're stuck! hah!

    Hope you are feeling better now x

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