Easter Holiday, a time of rest and joy.
Greetings all readers and happy Easter holiday! Again, welcome to another iteration of the CK@C blogs and in this iteration, I'll talk about my little Easter experience in Canada. Easter is a nice time, not only did you get great treats but it also came with a four day holiday starting with Friday designated as Good Friday and ended with Easter Monday. A total of 2 days off of school plus 2 weekends! During these times I got to have a nice Easter dinner and scavenge for some candy-filled Easter eggs which I will talk about in this blog.
Easter, a time of celebration, is more known as a time of relaxation, at least from what I gathered from the people around me. People here liked their days off, especially students so Easter is viewed as a way to get more weekends off of their normal schedule. During these time, my host family was relaxing for a period from their long work. I was relaxing too, although a little bit less so due to the fact that my IB History exam is directly after the holiday along with my mid-term project. But, on Saturday, my host mother started preparing for Easter dinner. I'm actually looking forward to it as the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, all of which I had been to, was scrumptious.
The dinner itself (sometimes called supper as people here call lunch dinner, for reason unknown) is very nice. Consisting of a full course meal of an assortments of ham, beef, baked potatoes with gravy, sweet baked potatoes, vegetables and a very nice home made bread. The meat, namely the ham, was very nice and soft. Not too salty yet full with taste, combined that with the sweet potatoes and gravy potatoes made it extremely pleasing to eat. After I finished my main course, twice, then came the best part, dessert. It was very good, smooth and sweet apple pie topped with whipped cream and vanilla ice cream. Combine that with some more chocolate muffin and black forest cake made it very pleasant to eat it. The texture and the taste of chocolate was just perfect in conjunction with the ice cream and pie. It was a great dinner and I still miss the taste as I typed it.
After the dinner was done, came some of the more fun time such as board games and egg hunt. The egg hunt was pretty simple, I think it was a tradition that kids try and search for eggs that was hidden by adults during Easter. Seeing that none of us, which is my “brother” Berke, my host son Zachery, his girlfriend Emma, and I was not a kid any more there was only 10 eggs. It was still fun though as it was pretty well hidden, or sometimes so obvious that you groaned when somebody else found it where you just looked. All in all, I lost and the prize, which is a lot of candies and chocolate, goes to Berke. After that was done, we played some board game such as Risk. It was quite a change in pace from the egg hunt to a full blown strategy games. All in all, it was a good game sans some cheating dice and unfavourable RNG.
Anyhow, that's a short recap of my Easter experience. Overall, it was quite normal. Just a time off to spend with your family and having fun hunting for eggs and crushing your enemies. It was a pretty good weekend and now I'm ready for school again. That's it for the blog, thank you for reading and see you next time.