Friday, 6 April 2012

It's a good Good Friday

How I love long weekends. This one is long overdue but, after getting off to a slightly shaky start, is finally here. I've stocked up on Easter eggs and even bought a few extra treats for ourselves, having been caught out in previous years staring at a pile of goodies to give away and none earmarked for us ... this year, I wasn't prepared to tempt fate again and I know now that our gifts will safely make it through to Sunday.

While I know that having buttermilk pancakes two Good Fridays in row doesn't exactly make it a tradition, it was a great way to start the long weekend. They went down really well with a mountain of maple syrup and an espresso made from Dr Mojo's Medicine coffee

It wouldn't be a long weekend without baking binge or two. I haven't made cupcakes in months and, given that it is practically compulsory to overload on chocolate this weekend, it makes sense to whip up some chocolate treats. I also want to try making hot cross buns using my breadmaker and am keen to give these maple syrup pikelets a go. Nom!

Although I plan to once again hit the books in a serious way this weekend, I do so in the knowledge that this weekend is entirely my own and that in itself is a very liberating thought. Heck, I might even do something really radical like read a book for pleasure!

Happy Easter, everyone. What are your plans for the long weekend?

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