One of the perks of living in Europe is that they definitely do not go light on the holidays. I became used to the occasional three day weekends in America, but over here they love four day weekends. We had a four day weekend for Easter, with Good Friday off and as they call it in Gibraltar, Easter Monday. With a four day weekend like that, this means that the preceding work week is only four days, as well as the following work week. Come on – is that not the most amazing perk ever? Unfortunately, Matt fell under-the-weather the week leading up to Easter, so our long weekend rendezvous included the best at-home activities we could dream up…with tons of great food on the menu.
We made a monster brunch on one of the beautiful days of our Easter weekend! These breakfast burritos could barely be contained, but were oh-so-good and best enjoyed on our patio. On wheat tortillas, we filled up with salsa, bacon, hash browns, cheese, and eggs! And, of course, brunch wouldn’t be complete without a pint of Guinness.
At another point in the weekend, we had a proper champagne and cheese afternoon. I could have cheese and crackers for a meal, that’s how much I love brie and all other types of cheeses. On the left side, you’ll see Matt’s favorite combination: cream cheese covered with jam. Usually we reach for the Veuve Clicquot champagne at the grocery store (tax free and duty free in Gibraltar!), but the Moet was on sale, so we switched for the day.
The next series of pictures are from Monday when the weather was incredible; we took a walk around the neighborhood and down to the beach. I promised a friend, who’s an avid runner, that I’d post a few pictures of the hills I run (powerwalk mainly). They are excruciating, but man are they a great workout!
This is just a small glimpse of our neighborhood. It’s very Mediterranean and on a beautiful weekend, it’s impossible not to stroll around lazily. And now that the tourist season is upon us, there are people everywhere! At the hotel in our neighborhood, we could see outdoor dance lessons in the distance during our walk. And the beach is slowly becoming more crowded on the weekends. We have another four day weekend at the end of the month to look forward to, but for now, happy belated Easter!