Monday, April 17, 2006

Happy Easter!

I hope you had a very happy Easter/Passover weekend. Here in Australia, Easter Sunday just isn't enough, so both Good Friday and Monday are public holidays. They would never get away with that in the States. I think Good Friday was considered more "holy" than Easter in some eyes just based on the open hours at my gym. In Victoria they have the Good Friday Appeal for the Royal Children's Hospital- sort of like the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. They raised over $10 million this year. Chocolate is big here, but hot cross buns seem to be the food of choice. I didn't see any Peeps in the stores- they may just be an American phenomenon.

As for my weekend, it was pretty relaxed. I went to mass at St. Ambrose's Church on Easter Sunday, and have been enjoying marathons on tv for Australia's Next Top Model (first season) and The O.C. (first and second seasons). There's not much else to do when most things are closed. Thank goodness I have Foxtel digital cable. Hopefully my Easter package from the family will arrive this week- a casualty of the four day weekend.

Thanks for my See's Candies Mom!


Bel Stella / Bella Carrara said...

Mmmmmm...Peeps and Bunnies. Marshmellow, granulated sugar-y goodness.

The only thing that tops those are See's Candies Bourdeux Eggs. :-)

Tash said...

Hey! Don't knock the public holidays!!! The number dwindled down in the days of Kennett, and we cling to the much needed 8 remaining like life bouys!!!
Both Good Friday and Easter Monday were (paid!!) holidays here in the UK too.
Americans and their overworked ethic - minimal annual leave, and minimal public holidays!!?? No wonder you have moved to a better place!

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