For me, April is all about celebrating Easter and A LOT of family birthdays. April also seems to be the beginning point in the year where we all suddenly realise how quickly time is passing, and panic a little bit. Well, at least I know I do. Here’s a review of how I spent my time in April.
Easter means chocolate! I put together these little pouches of chocolate eggs for my team, and reaped the rewards through a lot of chocolate gifts on my own. The day before Easter break is always powered by chocolate, and I’m not complaining. The unavoidable sugar crash can be a bit of a struggle though. I’m lucky enough to date someone who is a bit of a romantic, and received these beautiful roses after having a bit of a bad week. What a sweetheart. Pepsi was excited for Easter, and didn’t even realise it! We received this magnetic whiteboard from a local real estate agent and it’s provided us with a lot of opportunities for fun.
My sister made a delicious baileys mudcake (with maltesers, of course) for our Good Friday family BBQ. Good times, good times. I finally dug my Rebecca Minkoff Hudson Mini Moto handbag out of my wardrobe and dusted it off for the Autumn/Winter season. I love this colour so much. I made caramel slice for our Easter Sunday family lunch, and it was a great success as always. So much sugar. So much. Ben enjoyed the festivities, even though he’s not allowed to have chocolate.
On one of our afternoon walks around the neighbourhood I noticed that two of the streets nearby are called Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. My fellow Australians would get this reference. It’s even more fitting as we live near a lot of Banksia trees (who else was terrified of the Banksia Men as a child?). I introduced Sebastian to a card game I used to play with my great grandmother whenever I would go to her house. As it turns out, playing cards is a really fun way to spend an evening away from technology. Sebastian went back to Adelaide during the month for work, and I made the most of him being away and cooked PRAWNS for dinner. Yum. So delicious. He hates most seafood (except for some kinds of fish), so I rarely eat it anymore. This was a nice little treat. Perth looks lovely first thing in the morning, doesn’t it?
My work team had our second night out together during the month, and we kicked it off with drinks at Bar Lafayette. Such a cool location, I’ll definitely be heading back there again in the future. Colouring in became a favourite pastime of mine this month. We’ve visited BamBamBoo way more times than I’d like to admit. It’s firmly cemented it’s place as our favourite restaurant in Perth. The prawn hargao dumplings are to die for delicious. My dad, brother, and sister all celebrate their birthdays in April but of course they all flew to Bali to celebrate. Without me. Woe. We got together once everyone was back and had a family lunch on ANZAC day, and dad had my pop and great-grandfather Norman’s medals out on display for the grandkids to have a look at.
I got one good thing out of my entire family going away on holiday without me. Vodka. Look how thrilled we are to be going on “staycation”! I was a lucky girl twice in one month it seems. Two beautiful bunches of red roses given to me by Sebastian. What a guy. Oh, and I self-gifted myself some more stickers from Alex Studio. The drinks ones will probably last me forever because I never go out drinking.