Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Sunday.

As a family we don't celebrate Easter. But there is a tradition around here, that every Easter Sunday all the neighbours and friends gather at Annabel's house for an egg decorate/roll/hunt followed by a feast.

We donated 30 dozen too dirty to sell eggs.

That were then painted.


The decorating of the eggs is always very serious business with discussions about aerodynamics and weather or not the colour red will make an egg roll faster.

Then we all gather at the top of the hill and roll/whack/kick those eggs all the way to the bottom. Anyone who gets their egg to the bottom in one piece feels pretty proud of themselves.


After that the kids run wild,


and the rest of us eat the feast.




Its always such a great day.

I hope you are having a great weekend too. XX

37 comments:

  1. That is just fabulous! What a fantastic tradition. Love this post. Really beautiful. Far better alternative to the 'stuff yourself until you can't move' easter!

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  2. Can I come to Annabel's house next year?

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  3. What a brilliant day! Such an Aussie air to it. Forget all the Easter Bunny hoo ha! Give me great food, friends and an egg roll any day!:)

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  4. I want to join aswell next year! what fun.
    hugs

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  5. My Grandma used to tell us of the egg rolls they had in England in the very early 1900s. They would decorate their eggs by wrapping them in onion skins (after writing their name on the egg with candle wax) and the egg would dye as it hard boiled. We did the onion skin decorating only as kids, but I've never heard of an egg roll competition till today. I'm glad the tradition lives on in Daylesford. It looks like it was a fantastic day for one and all.

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  6. What a fantastic way to spend Easter Sunday. Did your egg win?
    Very beautiful little pony, thanks for sharing your tradition Kate :)

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  7. Sounds and looks like a wonderful day.

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  8. What a great way to spend your Easter Sunday. Perfect in everyway. Great photos, I feel like I was there. Happy Easter!

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  9. Looks like a wonderful family day! xo m.

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  10. What a cool day! BTW, i love that chandelier ...

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  11. I think you've just inspired a major overcrowding issue at Annabels house next year. Looks like a hoot (and I love the look of the house.... mudbrick?).

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  12. Looks like you'll be able to sell tickets next year - put me down please I'd adore to be there too! Your pics are capture the fabulous day it surely was - hope you get a chance to put your feet up too ;) Happy, Happy Easter to You and Your Darlings. xo

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  13. What a very lovely day! How nice for so many families to get together for a great day of fun. That was a lot of eggs to decorate!

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  14. That sounds like SO much fun, and you had such beautiful weather for it too! Also letting you know I've awarded you the Sunshine Award for being an awesome blogger! Please drop by my blog sometime to check it out :)

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  15. Sounds like a great day.
    I didn't get out of my dressing gown until 4 in the afternoon yesterday.

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  16. Sounds like a wonderful and fun day!
    xo

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  17. MAGIC...just pure MAGIC!! Kate...you photos are AMAZING. Happy "egg rolling day" to you and yours!!! xx

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  18. Oh wow Kate, how fantastic! Is it a more than a wee bit creepy for me to absoloutely want your life..?! (...and that fabulous chandelier?!)

    Glad you had fun, even if I'm all jealous & stuff. ;)

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  19. That is the coolest tradition I have ever heard, what fun!!

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  20. What an amazing way to celebrate the long long weekend! Happy long long weekend to you! I think you have reminded all of us what it is really about, celebrating our family and friends xox

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  21. it looks like a perfect way to spend easter. i love the idea of the kids running wild. i spent a bit too much time yesterday with people who are uptight and competitive - that does not make for a nice time :(
    but, the kids had fun and the time spent with my family was good.
    enjoy your easter monday,
    l
    x

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  22. Stunning chandelier!!! LOVE IT!
    Looks like you all had a wonderful day. Top stuff.
    (...but I'd be a tad freaked out if that cocky came and sat at my table!)

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  23. Wow, what a wonderful idea! Looks like a fabulous day indeed. Oh and that chandelier is sooo amazing! Hope you have enjoyed a delightful weekend.
    Sophie x

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  24. Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate a long, lazy, sunny weekend. Glad it was a good one.
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  25. beautiful tradition.. definitely would make jesus proud *G*

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  26. sounds like a brilliant way to spend easter sunday :)

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  27. Looks perfect. For us, this time of the year is only a celebration in eating...and chocolate.

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  28. Brilliant Day! Love the chandelier, the pony (who is lovely and clean and brushed unlike mine)the tomatoes, the cockatoo and the dry weather. Looks like a perfect spot :-)

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  29. Obviously the consensus is that red does go faster as there are lots of red eggs there...

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  30. Fabulously excellently Aussie take on Easter Sunday! Why wouldn't red eggs roll like the blazes?

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  31. Now that looks like a fabulous way to spend Easter. Hope you had a lovely one.

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  32. Its so interesting to learn about all these lovely traditions.

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  33. I love this! What a brilliant day!

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