Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Easter 2015 : Happy Family Gathering

I was looking forward to Easter holiday. Easter Monday is a public holiday in France, so we got to enjoy a long weekend. There were always good foods, great companies, relax moments.

My parents in laws love cooking. This year my MIL even treated us a Chinese cuisine: stir-fried vegetables with scallops and shrimps. Everyone was offered a pair of chopsticks to eat with it, so we got a session of teaching and learning the propal way of holding the chopsticks.

Both hubby's grandmothers were invited. They had great times with the kids.

The little girl was waiting for the hunting. Every year my MIL would prepare a bunch of gifts and hide them in the garden. She stopped me from giving her tips, she wanted to find them herself.

We had a new member in the hunting team. She was curious. But her arrival was not well accepted by her big sister. She literally cried out when she saw her baby sister went hunting with her daddy. We let her cool down, she protested and went on strike for a while.

She finally overcame her sadness when she saw her gifts : a color book with fairies and a set of color pens. My MIL prepared a total of 25 gifts, everyone got a share.

The weather was so enjoyable that we spent most of the time outdoor. We even had BBQ. Lovely!

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  1. Oh, big sister is a bit jealous? ;-) Seeing them do the chasse aux oeufs outside reminds me of my childhood. Here, it's still bitterly cold... like, it snowed two days ago. Meh.

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    1. I asked her again she said she was afraid that the baby sister would damage the gifts, that she could join in the hunt when she is older. Oh the weather in Nantes is quite pleasant these days.

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  2. "she protested and went on strike for a while"
    Great to see that french education paying off :D

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    1. Well, other people continued the gift hunt and finished up the job. She could go on strike as she wanted but she missed out the fun.

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  3. Hi Bee Ean, I was just browsing through google for travel tips in Paris, when I came across your blog! So good to know that there are a few Malaysians living there. I'm going to Paris in July, but was just wondering where is the safest place to stay/hang around? It's just me and my mom, and I've heard horrid things about pickpockets and muggers. Truly appreciate your insight!

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    1. Hi Michelle,
      I do not live in Paris, so I can't give you much information. I would suggest that you go Lilian's blog, she might be able to help.
      http://www.lilianlau.com/

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  4. Looks like you had a great time! Loved the pictures... I'm very interested in reading more on your blog!

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  5. What a great family gathering, lots of fun! Your mother in law is really nice and adventurous to cook a chinese meal.

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