Sunday, 27 April 2014

THE WEEKEND: Easter times.

Hey guys! Hope you're all well and have settled back into work nicely this week after the Easter break. Or if you were one of the people who worked hard during the long weekend, I applaud you!
Today I thought I'd share with you a little bit of what I got up to during my Easter weekend. 
Warning: This will be a pretty photo-heavy post!

I was lucky enough to have a lovely four day weekend which tied in nicely with the gorgeous weather we were having in Belfast (a rarity!). On the Saturday, my boyfriend Dom and I got up early-ish.. got some breakfast and headed off for a long walk. We went to Cavehill which as the name suggests is a large hill overlooking Belfast, situated close to Belfast Castle. Its about a 4.5 mile walk, so its not too long, but its quite steep which makes it a good workout! Plus, the views are outstanding! We brought a picnic along with us and ate lunch at the very top in the sun, bliss!

On Easter Sunday we had a pretty chilled day. We had an Easter egg hunt, a yummy family lunch and napped a lot! I got this Chok A Blok egg which was amazing. It didn't last very long to be honest!

On Easter Monday, Dom and I took a road trip with a few of our friends. We headed into Newcastle, which is a small seaside town about 45 minutes outside Belfast. Its best known for its sandy beach and being home of the Mourne Mountains. We headed up at about 12.45 and got stuck in all of the traffic, arghhh, but our friends in the car in front kept us amused! 

When we eventually got there we were freaking hungry! So our first stop was Country Fried Chicken for some seriously unhealthy (but so tasty) food! We ate our food on the grass by the sea and of course we had to take some group selfies!

Next up it was time for the Amusements, and with pockets loaded with change we hit up the 2p machines!

After being big kids for an hour or so we were all craving some ice cream so we went off to join the queue for Mauds. My banana ice cream was definitely worth the wait!

After quite a busy few days Dom and I decided to take it easy on Tuesday and do a lot of nothing. Our rumbling tummies did force us into town for a late lunch though. We wanted to try somewhere new so we went to Slim's Healthy Kitchen on the Lisburn Road in Belfast. Its been getting a lot of attention and is promoted as a healthy option for eating out. We were both really impressed. The menu is pretty extensive and caters for everyone and it makes it really easy to make healthier eating choices. 

I opted for the chicken stir fry and Dom got a Steak Wrap. We also enjoyed fresh fruit juices, sweet and potato fries. Everything tasted amazing, left us really full but not uncomfortably so and it was a really refreshing change to the normal restaurants we eat in. We'll definitely be back!

I hope you've enjoyed this little snippet into my Easter guys. Let me know what you got up to!

Rachael x


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