It was great to see the family over Easter. It’s Easter Monday today, another holiday. Today Peter and I are on our own again. We took some pictures yesterday with our lovely eight months old great-grandson Lucas and the whole family while they were at our place. We had Black Forest Cake. Baby Lucas had a taste of it too and liked it! He had his bottle, sitting upright and holding the bottle all by himself. He was keen to finish it right to the last drop!

Peter and I might go for a drive later on. For lunch we are going to have just left-overs from yesterday. We had yesterday a very colourful lunch. Unfortunately I didn’t take a picture of my lunch-plate. However it definitely looked very colourful. There was “Hackbraten” (Meatloaf!) with gravy and champignons, Brussels sprouts, red cabbage and boiled potatoes. Also a glass of beer with it. It’s such a simple meal but everyone liked it. We had Caroline and Matthew for lunch with us. Later on all the others arrived for afternoon coffee and cake and a little welcome drink. We were ten adults plus Baby Lucas. In about two weeks we are going to spend some time with our family in Melbourne.

Our drive to Melbourne in a rented car is going to be a great event for us. We don’t drive straight to Melbourne but have a few overnight stops on the way to see a bit of the country. We are very much looking forward to this.

Peter’s sister Ilse writes this is going to be an unforgettable Easter for them for there’s still snow all over Berlin. The asparagus farmers in the area fear the worst for their crops. It’s just too cold to grow anything. Large parts of Europe are still in the grip of winter. How much they long for warmer days and a bit of sunshine!

We had plenty of chocolate Easter eggs. I helped myself to quite a few and loved them!

18 thoughts on “EASTER

  1. Yes, Inigo, the cake was yummy. I hope I’ll be able to show some Melbourne pics later on. At the moment I’m unable to upload any pictures. This is very frustrating.
    Thanks for visiting, Inigo.

  2. I love Black Forest Cake, Aunty Uta. I first experienced it in German class at school. We were told to bring money & it was great joy that I did. Some girls, however, found it “too rich”, which term I COMPLETELY did not understand, and I was devastated as one after another dumped it in the bin. Our German teacher had gone to trouble, I could tell, to bring it in and I thought it was really rude of the girls.

    Even I am looking forward to your Melbourne pictures – I’m very curious where you will go. Travel well 🙂

    1. This Black Forest Cake has for a long time been our favourite cake. It’s filled with fresh cream which I love. One of my granddaughters didn’t like the cream and would have chucked it in the bin but I said I’d love to have her cream. So I ended up with a very rich piece of cake. But it was truly delicious!
      What we are up to in Melbourne? Well this depends a lot on what our son and his daughter have planned for us. The daughter lives in NSW and is going to be with her Dad in Melbourne for one week during her NSW school holidays. We are looking forward to see the son’s daughter, our granddaughter! We haven’t seen her for more than a year. We’re also going to see the sons grandchildren. Last time we were in Melbourne was one year ago. Our great-grandchildren are going to be five and six this year. We going to be in Melbourne from the 13th to the 20th of this month. One whole week! On Sunday the 14th we are definitely going to see the grandson and his family. They live in a very nice secluded place outside Melbourne, but our son, where we are staying, lives very close to the city.
      In a minute I’m going to try and find one of last year’s blogs that shows the little great-grandchildren.
      Thanks for your interest. Noeleen, and for your comment.

      1. Hi, Noeleen, I found last year’s Easter blog with pictures of our great-grandchildren. You find it in the Archives. You have to go the 11th of April 2012.
        Or you can look it up under ‘Diary’ , same date.
        Last time I tried to reblog something, I had lots of trouble. I am to chicken now to try it again, Sorry about this.

  3. Hi again, Noeleen!

    Here is what I wrote on the 11th of April 2012 in reply to one comment.

    “It was great seeing the great-grandchildren on Easter Sunday, which was also our son’s birthday. And I bet our son was happy too that he could spend his birthday with his grandchildren as well as his son and daughter-in-law. It was a real good Easter for all of us.”

    Last year Easter Sunday was on the 8th of April, our son’s birthday.

    1. Correction, Noeleen, I think to look it up under ‘Diary’ takes much too long unless there’s a quicker way which I don’t know about. But in the Archives you should be able to find it, if you have the time and interest that is. I know it’s not always possible to make time for everything.

  4. Families can drive you mad sometimes, but they are actually a real blessing – so happy for you that you can get to see all your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as sharing a Black Forest Cherry Cake. That’s my mother’s favourite, and she is very proud that she has actually eaten it in the Black Forest!

    1. Cath, tell your mum to hop over to our place: We still have a piece of that delicious Black Forest Cake for her in the fridge! We had once been to a cafe near the Bodensee where we also had Black Forest Cake. It was a bit disappointing for us. We thought the one we get here in Australia tasted much better. But we’ve never been yet in the Black Forest. The cake should really be tops there I assume.
      I think the older I get, the more I appreciate our large family. You’re very right, they definitely are a blessing. Can they drive you mad? Of course, This is part of the deal.

  5. Wünsche dir einen wunderschönen Ostermontag und eine gute Woche,oh Kuchen mag ich auch sehr gerne Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte da könnte ich viel essen, ist ja so lecker.Ein sehr schöner Bericht ist immer so schön bei dir zu lesen Dank den Übersetzungsprogramm den mein Englisch ist wirklich sehr schlecht.Mein Besuch ist auch alle wieder weg,ist immer eine Menge Arbeit mit Kochen Kuchen, und Schokolade bin richtig voll gegessen,aber jetzt ist schluss damit es wird gefastet.Ich wünsche dir noch einen schönen Tag,und liebe sonnige Grüße von mir.Gislinde

    1. Schönen Dank für deinen Kommentar, liebe Gislinde. Ich hatte einen sehr ruhigen Ostermontag, wollte mich nur ausruhen!

      Ja, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte ist wirklich sehr lecker. Hatte am Ostermontag nochmals ein grosses Stück. Und auch viele kleine Schokoladeneier. Jetzt habe ich wohl auch für eine Weile genug von den Süssigkeiten.

      Hier in Australien ist jetzt schon Dienstag. Ich werde heute morgen wieder meinen kleinen Lauf machen. Gestern war ich zu müde dazu!

      Am Ostersonntag habe ich auch viel gekocht. Zum Mittagessen waren wir zu viert. Die anderen spülten das Geschirr nach dem Mittagessen.

      Am Nachmittag waren wir insgesamt zehn Personen und Peter machte den Kaffee für die Gäste. Aber ich machte dann später das Geschirrspülen während sich die anderen nach Kaffee und Kuchen noch angeregt unterhielten.

      Ich schreibe dir ja jetzt immer in deutsch. Da brauchst du doch sicher kein Übersetzungsprogramm!

      Ich schicke dir recht sonnige Grüsse aus Australien! Hoffentlich bekommst du dann heute auch etwas Sonne ab. Wünsche dir auch viel Sonne für den Rest der Woche!

      Cheerio, Uta.

  6. Ah, ich hatte übersehen, liebe Gislinde,dass du ja meine englischen Berichte erst einmal übersetzen musst. Ist ja gut, dass du was ich in englisch schreibe mittels des Übersetzungsprogramms verstehen kannst.

    1. Hi Emu, we had so far a pretty drawn out and lazy week. Too many hours on the computer, getting upset about everything working super slowly, not being able to upload pictures. It’s not just the laptop I’m writing on that’s causing problems but also the computer in the other room that Peter is using. See what happens when we take the laptop along on our trip next week. Yes, soon we have to get into gear for our ‘big’ trip! Looking forward to seeing the Murray!
      Cheers, Uta.

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