The Easter Weekend: the most under-rated time of the year?

Here in the UK last weekend (Easter weekend), we have been blessed with the finest of weather and consistent sunshine. Aren’t we so lucky? Social media has been swamped by BBQs, friends having picnics in local parks and drinking cocktails in the glorious sun. We’ve even had to factor sun-cream into our handbags (did you see what I did there?). Instagram stories have really seen it all this Easter weekend, and it’s been so nice to see everyone truly making the most of their time off with family and friends. There’s no doubt that seeing one or two rain showers between this amazing weather, is genuinely extremely rare for us Brits!

Hello Spring

What I love about Easter is that it usually falls at the beginning of Spring. Even though it seems to take a lifetime to come around, I really do love this season. The first few weeks of Spring always surprise me. Every year I ask myself: How is it light when I’m leaving work? Wait, can I really go outside without my winter coat? It’s almost too good to be true. Then voilà, after a couple of weeks everything seems to come back to life – the nature, flowers, animals, and even we do! It has to be said, the longer days and lighter mornings revive us all and gives us a boost that’s needed after a never-ending Winter. Everyone is that extra bit more cheerful, I just love it.

Undoubtedly, we all love the few days off and the break over the Easter weekend. It’s a nice reward for working hard from Christmas through till Spring. For full-time freelancers, I understand that this opinion may differ slightly due to the inability to work for clients on Bank Holidays. We can fit everything in all in one weekend: friends, family, relaxation, exercise and days out.

Making the most out of the long weekend

I have got a bit of everything in, this Easter. The catch-ups with friends that no longer live in my home town, social gatherings with friends and meeting new people, the dreaded hangover, sunbathing, family time, the relaxation and even a little bit of fitness. Of course, no Bank Holiday would be complete without tonnes of food and Easter choc. Is all of this achievable on a normal weekend? I think not! 

This all got me thinking, is the Easter break the most under-rated Bank Holiday or the year, or is it a time that all of us desperately look forward too? Either way, I’ve had an amazing Easter break this year and I’m feeling grateful for it this week. 

What did you get up to for Easter this year? 



  1. April 27, 2019 / 9:17 pm

    I don’t usually care much about Easter (aside from the extra days off work and chocolate of course) but this year I LOVED it. I think it was because it was so much later than previous years and we got so lucky with the weather didn’t we?!
    Soph – x

    • The Diary of Rebecca
      May 8, 2019 / 7:46 pm

      I was the exact same! We we’re so lucky, it definitely made my Spring 😀 xx

  2. April 28, 2019 / 5:39 pm

    A lovely post! We have had some lovely weather! Now it’s a bit dull x

    • The Diary of Rebecca
      May 8, 2019 / 7:45 pm

      I know right 🙁 I am praying that this weather passes for the weekend! xx

  3. April 28, 2019 / 6:09 pm

    I look forward to the days off at easter… a 4 day weekend, what’s not to love. This year was amazing, wasn’t it? I was loving the sunshine, so much better than the usual bank holiday wash out!
    I spent so much time outdoors, I think I really got my fill of Vitamin D that weekend! It was so nice to relax in the sun, plant some new seeds and I even did a bit of crafting outside.

    Thank you for sharing, it sounds like you had a lovely Easter too!

    P.s. Loving your blog! I’ve subscribed via emails (how wasn’t I before!)

    Aimsy xoxo

    • The Diary of Rebecca
      May 8, 2019 / 7:45 pm

      It was SO amazing, and it actually felt like I was on holiday! It sounds like you made the most out of the gardening weather while it lasted, and soaked up the vitamin D… I definitely needed some more sunshine in my life. Here’s to the late May bank holiday 🙂

      Aw thanks for subscribing! I’m glad you like the blog so far. I have my first skin-care post on the way! Looking forward to reading your latest posts xx

  4. April 28, 2019 / 9:05 pm

    I loved it this year, the a few extra bank holidays coming up. I think as the kids are off in 2 weeks in half term over Easter makes a difference too. I did wish they had the week after Easter off instead though as they were back to school on the Tuesday after Bank Holiday. Plus was lovely being in the garden, I am not normally a spring time person as suffer with hayfever and not keen on being too hot… so I can’t normally wait for October, dark nights, no pollen, cold weather. But I absolutely loved it, was the best break for a while. Glad you had a good one x

    • The Diary of Rebecca
      May 8, 2019 / 7:38 pm

      Yes I can imagine, it’s almost like they need to recover for a couple of days before going back to school! Sounds like you had a great one too 🙂 Hope the hayfever doesn’t get to you too much this summer xx

  5. April 29, 2019 / 11:20 am

    It sounds like you had a wonderful Easter weekend, Rebecca! I loved it this year too, the weather was absolutely amazing, lots of time in the garden relaxing and a few pub lunches – perfect! <3 xx

    Bexa |

    • The Diary of Rebecca
      May 8, 2019 / 7:36 pm

      I really did! Ahhh that sounds like a perfect weekend 🙂 It’s a shame the weather this weekend seems to be paying the price! xx

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