In a world where people cling to some strange traditions “just because” and others throw them out all too quickly, sometimes you just have to find your own. Our family has been going away for Easter with another family since before I was born. We’ve been going to the same place for the past ten years or so which a few of us would like to change but it is what it is. And what it is, is a great long weekend away with people I’ve known for my entire life.

My parents and the other parents in their generation of the other family I know really enjoy that their children all still come along for a family holiday now bringing their husbands and wives and their own children. We can all sit around and have a couple of beers/wines etc and a good laugh over a shared history and common ground. All of the “children” in our generation are very different people but we learnt to swim together, did countless laps of the pools training together all through school and many holidays together.

So there will be a break in transmission here on the blog for a few days while I’m away over the long weekend. I hope you all have a fantastic Easter, even if you don’t celebrate. Take the time to indulge in some cheeky chocolate and relax. Thanks to Buzzfeed for the images above, check out the behind the scenes shots. They seemed appropriate.