The Sydney Royal Easter Show is one of Australia's largest annual events, with up to one million people passing through its gates every year. If you're planning to attend the event with a litter of rug rats in tow, here are some tips I learned during my own Show adventure. With a little luck, they should help you to get through the day without boring the kids or going broke.
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"Is McDonald's open on Good Friday?" "What about Easter Sunday?" "Is it open on Easter Monday?" These are questions our intrepid fast food reporters get asked every April. Personally, we're not sure how anybody could have room for a Big Mac and fries after all those chocolate eggs - but some Aussies have prodigious appetites.
Happy Easter weekend, my friends, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we are making a super refreshing, easy on the eyes beverage.
I grew up in a Christian home, where a photo of Jesus hung on my bedroom wall. I still have it. It is schmaltzy and rather tacky in that 1970s kind of way, but as a little girl I loved it. In this picture, Jesus looks kind and gentle, he gazes down at me lovingly. He is also light-haired, blue-eyed, and very white.
In 2015, we posted these top tips from the CSIRO on how to keep your diet healthy over the food-filled Easter long weekend, so here's a timely reminder on just a few of the ways you can keep yourself from piling on the kilos.
If you ever get a chance to visit the Sanctuary of Mercy church in Borja, Spain, you're likely to be confronted with a crowd of humanity all gathering around a small fresco on the church's wall. Some 90 years ago, Elías García Martínez painted an image depicting Jesus with a crown of thorns looking forlorn into the light.
It was a pretty unremarkable fresco... until an amateur church volunteer botched the restoration. Thanks, internet.
The hot cross bun. Once a decadent indulgence that appeared on store shelves only a few weeks before Easter. Now an almost half yearly sweet, yeasty snack available the day after Christmas. Yes, that's correct.
Hot cross buns are already available at Coles and Woolworths around Australia.
Easter has passed and the bunny has come and gone, but the chocolate remains. You may have some leftovers, or you may -- in your infinite wisdom -- have hit up the clearance aisle to stock up on peanut butter eggs and hollow chocolate rabbits. Either way, here are some of the most delicious things you can do with your sweet haul besides just eating it.
I honestly expected these all to be Pinterest fails. There are so many gorgeous Easter egg techniques out there -- and so many Pinterest tricks that fall flat -- that I was shocked these seven actually worked. (Can't say the same for these natural dyes, though.) Six were foolproof and one, the nail polish marbling, gave mixed results -- but when it worked, it was jaw-droppingly good.
Easter is rapidly approaching and, whether your serving ham, lamb, or just subsisting on Reese's eggs and hollow bunnies, you're probably going to want a drink at some point. Wine is always a good occasion beverage -- something about popping a cork just feels festive -- and we have some pairing suggestions.
So you've wanted your own area to get creative for a long time. But you keep putting it off. You're busy, tired, there's just not enough time in the day.
Well the long weekend is coming and it's time to do something for yourself. It isn't going to be as hard as you think it is, and we're here to help.
Can you really make dyes in all colours of the rainbow with vegetable scraps and other earthy organic things? A ton of Pinterest posts claim that you can. We wanted to be sure. So we tested some of the recipes and found that some work beautifully, while others just give you different shades of brown.
For full-time Aussie workers, the Easter long weekend represents a much-needed respite from the daily grind. There's only one problem: the break isn't long enough.
If you have five annual leave days up your sleeve, it's possible to scam 12 days off work by taking advantage of the Easter and Anzac Day public holidays. Here's how.