We have had a lovely Easter and I hope you have too. We have eaten lots of good food (not necessarily diet friendly but not too bad either), walked a lot and seen lots of dear friends and family.
Last week my brother-in-law Jim and nephew Max came to stay. Jim took Harvey and Max out for 2 days so I could work which was a great help and in the evening we had supper in The Crown. I really enjoyed the pearl barley risotto but none of us liked the churros with rhubarb. We enjoyed Jim and Max coming to stay.
On Good Friday Harvey and I met up with Lara and my oldest friends (from school !!!) at Michelle’s. Michelle cooked a fabulous Middle Eastern themed lunch with special vegan yummy food for me. I had a nut roast with vegetables, roasted fruit with ice cream and then a chocolate fudge cake. It was all amazing – thank you Michelle. We had a lovely afternoon together, chatting, laughing, eating and playing games, after which Lara came home with us for the long Easter weekend.
On Saturday we took Milton for a walk to the beach and back and then headed over to Brighton.We wandered through the Lanes.There was a very long queue to even get in to this extraordinary chocolate shop.We had lunch in a Vietnamese restaurant, Pho. Vegetable spring rolls with a peanut sauce to start with.Followed by a hot and spicy noodle bowl with mushrooms and tofu. It was very tasty.We walked along to the pier and Harvey wanted a go in the bouncy thing – I am not sure what the correct name is but its a bit like a catapult and pings you up, skyward.There he goes!I knew he would love it and he did.A few games of basketball in the amusement arcade.Then a walk along the pier.We walked miles today and I ended the day with over 20,000 steps on my Fitbit.For Easter Sunday I invited James and his sister Anne and family to join us. They came down to Hastings and I booked The Stag on All Saints Street for lunch. I didn’t feel up to cooking for 8 people so we ate out instead. I really like The Stag and they do a great roast (and other types of food).
My nut roast was delicious.Cousins and siblings.We all enjoyed our lunch and then set off for a walk.I knew Anne and Tony, with a love of vintage and an interest on history, would enjoy Hendy’s on the High Street.It was quite empty so we could appreciate the building today and take our time to look around.It’s such a fascinating shop but can be hard to work out what is part of the decoration and what is for sale!
We walked around a LOT and finally took the lift back up to the West Hill. Back at home we had tea and cake.It’s James’ birthday on Wednesday so Lara baked him his favourite cake.Coffee and walnut.Tony treated himself to a radiator brush in Hendy’s. They do seem to sell a brush for every occasion and even for reasons you may not have though of. He particularly enjoyed walking round Hastings with it.I really enjoyed our Easter Sunday; I didn’t over eat and I did exercise a lot as I walked over 16,000 steps.
On Easter Monday we had a very lazy morning at home and then Laura (who I have known since University) and her daughter Lucy came down for lunch and a potter around Hastings. We had lunch in Dragon on George Street where I had a lovely pizza.We walked along the seafront and to the end of the pier.This was a chilly but very enjoyable day and I walked over 12,000 steps. Thanks for visiting Laura and Lucy.We had a wonderful Easter, with a lovely combination of resting and socialising. Eating and exercising. It’s a shame it’s over but it was all very lovely.