Today I’m going to tell you about Easter in Belfast. On Easter Vigil (the night before Easter) I went to mass at the church near the flat. It lasted until late into the night, once we finished, we went back to flat and went to bed.
The next morning, I set out to find my basket. I walked into the living room and saw a large egg. When I bent down to investigate, there was: a large milk chocolate egg, a pack of mini golden eggs, MnM eggs, a milk chocolate bunny, three Reese’s eggs, a lamb, and a dragon. The dragon’s name was Safire, and the lamb’s name was Lamborghini. They were very polite, and we had some chocolate together. We relaxed until lunch.
When it was time for lunch we went to the edge of the river. I got on a boat that was a restaurant called “The Barge”. The ship was secured, so it didn’t feel like I was on a boat. After I ordered my food, I looked out of the window while I waited. There were seagulls in the river, and you could see the flapping their wings, cleaning themselves, and looking for food.
Seagulls in Northern Ireland are giant; sometimes they fly really close to the window in the flat. They get so close that you think they will fly into the glass, then they turn just in time.
Then my food arrived. It was fish and vegetables wrapped in a potato pancake. There were some other vegetables on the side too. The pieces of haddock and salmon inside were especially good.
For dessert, I had a slice of hazelnut chocolate cake. One of the waitresses had a 4-year-old niece, who made rice crispy treats with chocolate candy on top for all the customers at the restaurant. I ate it when I got back to the flat and it was good.
When I got back to the flat it was still unpleasantly hot. I had thought that Northern Ireland would be cold every day. Instead I was panting, stretched out on the couch. I spent the rest of the day lounging around, as it was too warm for anything else.
Easter in Belfast was fun. The Easter bunny is still creative in where he hides chocolate. I recommend going to The Barge if you are in the area, and if you go, try the boxty, (a Northern Irish potato pancake). Until the next post!