So, last week I decided on the spur of the moment to join my mum and sister on a trip up north to spend Easter with my brother and his wife at their home in Chester-Le-Street, County Durham.
We set off at 4.30am on Friday morning and didn’t arrive until 1.30pm – lonnnnng journey! We went to the local park that afternoon. They had a mini fairground, which the children loved.
As we were completely knackered from the long drive, we spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing back at the house before a yummy dinner of chicken pasta cooked by my brother. The others went out for a drink that evening and I stayed in and watched a film with my mum. It was nice to spend some quality time with her.
On Saturday we had our Easter egg exchange a day early as we were driving back home on Sunday and we went out for lunch at a nearby restaurant. The food was really yummy but so filling, I didn’t even have enough room to finish my food (unheard of) and couldn’t manage a dessert. It was really good food and value for money, especially for the children who got a drink, a good sized main and an ice cream cone for just £3.99.
After lunch we stocked up on snacks to take us through the rest of the day, and we settled back home with a couple of films before a family game of Balderdash.
On Sunday we had a pizza buffet before the long drive back home. It may not sound that exciting but for me it was perfect – spending time with family along with plenty of food and chocolate!