Greek style lasagna!
Read about our farewell lunch.
I adore my Big Fat Greek Family-I don't know where I'd be without them- we are one loving, (pretty) loud, food-loving family and hosting a Sunday lunch to celebrate them and treat them to a delicious feast from Iceland was a joy.
Sunday saw us wrap up warm from the the bitter 2 degree cold, and scoot off to nearby York for Sunday lunch at the newly opened Refectory Kitchen and Terrace in the Royal York Hotel.
Two weekends ago saw this family head to the Yorkshire Coast for a relaxing break to celebrate the launch of Esso Synergy Fuels at the breathtaking 100-acre Raithwaite Estate, a place we'd never visited before, but instantly fell in love with.
Oh the wonderful weekend, where did it go? It feels so long ago now and it's only Tuesday, and I'm missing running through russet fields at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and breathing in that crisp autumnal air, squinting at sunlight filtering through the trees.
It's already Friday again with a new and long weekend upon us with the bank holiday in the UK (yay) so I thought I better share last weekend with you all, and quick! I love reflecting on our weekends together, our precious family time, where we switch off from the week before, simply hang out, enjoy delicious food, at home, or out, and take in the lush Yorkshire countryside we live in and relax.
We're Greek Orthodox here (I was born in the UK, both my parents are originally Greek Cypriot), and as the Greek Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar to calculate when Easter falls, not the Gregorian, our Easter fell last Sunday just gone, a week after English Easter.
There's nothing lovelier in my book, than spending the weekend with happy-making friends and family. The weekends are our time to simply recharge our batteries and relax. We mostly spend them outdoors enjoying gorgeous Yorkshire, eating copious amounts of great food (luckily we have 4 restaurants in the family nearby) and resting from the busy week before, with the best of company. Last Sunday saw us do just that when we met up with our great friends Rachel, Richard and their sweet family in Leeds.
I cannot believe little Alexander is 3 weeks old already-the days (and unbelievably the nights) have flown by.