Happy Easter

Bits from my Easter long weekend, starting with this dark chocolate tart - my idea of the perfect grown up Easter treat.
Speaking of chocolate, there was a little chocolate brown new arrival that came with a waggly tail!
My dismal attempt at making a rainbow cake. A labour of love which somehow ended up looking a lot like my kitchen sponge. Now let's laugh and never speak of this again.

The sky stayed a brilliant dazzling blue most of the weekend

Perfect for a BBQ with friends. Not wanting to settle for the typical Aussie sausage sizzle, I prepared skewers of chilli and lime rump steak, prawns (not pictured), and chicken, oregano and haloumi, as well as a healthy green salad.
I don't know if it's ever alright to say this (lest I jinx myself) but I'm going to say it anyway.

Sometime during the BBQ, while I was sitting in my sunny backyard, laughing with my favourite friends, puppy in lap, tummy full, chocolate on my lips and a drink in my hand, I realised in that one moment that I am well and truly blessed; I am so happy and contented with my life right now. And knowing that feels pretty darn nice.

38 Responses to Happy Easter

look see said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter with family and friends!

psychelyn said...

I'd love that dark chocolate tart treat.

I'm sorry about your rainbow cake but I think it's ok to laugh at certain small failures. It's alright to have some funny memories :))) Next time you'll get it perfectly right for sure :)

Style, She Wrote said...

Looks like a delicious holiday! Wish I could sink my teeth into one of those kabobs right now! xo style, she wrote

Vintage Coconut said...

I assume there is nothing wrong with eating a kitchen sponge as long as it tastes delicious!
*I think rainbow cake looks pretty yummy*
Well from what I can see it looks as though you have got yourself a cute puppy. *hahaha*
What a lovely tail it has.

navy and orange said...

amazing photos! glad you had a great time!

xoxo navy & orange

Shoko said...

I think your cake looks lovely :) And who could resist that waggly little tail? :)

caise said...

yummy!

Wendy Sice said...

I think we should announce more often when we're feeling blessed and content with life. I feel the same! xx

Juanita Tortilla said...

I didn't think of kitchen sponge until you mentioned it! :)

Anyway, I always thought you felt blessed all the time :D

Miss K said...

Hi Trishie, you have a great blog. I am following!

plaits and paisley said...

Your weekend looked wonderful!. So glad you have that feeling of blissful contentment. So often we don't have much to complain about but don't appreciate it.
Your rainbow cake looks great but I had to laugh because I tried to make a coloured layer cake and it was a disaster!
I'd love to see the rest of your waggly tailed friend! I love dogs. x

Elisa Ca. said...

Hey! Thanks for your sweet comment! I'm following you =)

Xx Elisa

http://degenerationmode.blogspot.it/

Laura said...

Thanks so much for stopping by sweetie, would you like to follow each other?

Sam said...

Hi dear, lovely photographs, the chocolate tart looks so divine! Congrats on the new pup! I actually think the rainbow cake looks pretty good, a far better attempt than I could ever do. Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend

Soph. said...

What you sed about the rainbow cake made me laugh! Better than I could do anyway!

Xox Soph

Alice McGenniss-Destro said...

i've always wanted to attempt a rainbow cake! happy easter :)
x

tinajo said...

A lot of yumminess here - now I´m hungry! Love that little tail as well. :-)

Saving Capulet said...

what are you saying, that rainbow cake is divine and the chocolate tart T3T how cruel of you to post such a thing, now I feel so deprived DD: I'm glad you had a happy Easter love!

rooth said...

Aww, haha I'm loving the picture of your rainbow cake. Let's see more of the pup!

Well... said...

Mmmm, all the food pictures are making me hungry! Haha, love the other pics too. We need to see a better view of your new dog cause I bet he's a cute one! :)

Trendy Teal

Loveforfood said...

This looks like it would be perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner

Bonnie said...

That rainbow cake is beautiful! I would almost feel guilty eating it. Almost.

http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Bonnie said...

That rainbow cake is beautiful! I would almost feel guilty eating it. Almost.

http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

lizchewy said...

Getting a puppy is always such a joy!! Can't wait to see more photos of the puppy.

xoxo
Lizzo

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

It seems that you had a great time! Belated happy easter!
Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger
Bloglovin'
Facebook

Niina - It seems pretty obvious. said...

I've been thinking about doing a rainbow cake for ages, but I always wonder how the colors turn out so bright! But I think your cake is cute; the kitchen sponge cake could be the new thing :)

Jenny Woolf said...

What a nice happy post - it all sounds great. I actually think the rainbow cake looks yummy :)

Katrina said...

Haha when you mentioned your kitchen sponge I just noticed that the cake does look like that! Loving all the chocolate (including the doggy tail).

>'.'<

indie by heart said...

Your "kitchen sponge" cake looks adorable ! I hope it tasted good hehe :) Mm I just love that you're into baking, that chocolate tarte must have been delicious.

Aww and you got the puppy now, so lovely. Can't wait to see better image of him/her!

Seems like a beautiful, sunny & relaxing Easter holiday. :)

Thank you for the comment sweetheart! It's really cool that H&M donates dollar for every kiss we send.:>

Satu
Indie by Heart

valentina said...

the cake looks great! colorful and fun!
http://leopardandsalmon.blogspot.com/

Velvet Bloom said...

love the rainbow cake!

Shoe Bell(i)e said...

Sounded like a very fab weekend. Drooling on the choco tart! And I say nothing wrong at all acknowledging blessings, no better feeling in the world, no?... Still snickering at the "kitchen sponge" cake:p

FashionGeek said...

the rainbow cake looks so good!
can't wait to see you on my blog once again !
faashiongeek.blogspot.com

M.E said...

lovely post! all the food seems delicious :)


http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

oomph. said...

What a fabulous weekend...thanks for sharing the pictures. I actually think your rainbow cake looks pretty!

[oomph.]

blondebenedicte said...

Aw thanks dear!
uh, look everything so tasty!
especially the cake!
:)
bisous dear xxx

Haddock said...

Well that may not be exactly the colours of the rainbow, but still its a colourful one.

homesprout said...

Okay, does look like a kitchen sponge, but I bet it tasted great:)