Easter

Bulgaria is an Orthodox Christian country as opposed to a Catholic one, which means that Easter is celebrated anywhere from 1-5 weeks later than most places.

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Dying eggs for an Easter craft.

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We first went to Cottage Farm Alino one year ago, Easter 2017. Since that time we have been eight other times and every time it has been a fantastic day. The food is always amazing, the environment is peaceful, the animals adorable, and great fun for my two girls.

Tina and Kevin are a lovely couple from the UK who gave up the rat race in London and moved to Bulgaria for a simpler life about seven years ago. Five years ago they bought the property that is now Cottage Farm and worked hard to make in into what it is. It’s a splendid self sustained farm, growing beautiful crops and animals a like. They are great company, wonderful to talk and listen to, sometimes making you think about your own life.

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Tina organised an egg hunt for the children around the garden, each child got a bucket with paper describing what eggs they were to look for. It was eagerly looked forward to by my girls and they had a lot of fun searching.

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There were eight baby goats all under three weeks old.

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Kevin slaves away in the kitchen, cooking up a delicious three course meal. Our Easter lunch was an entrée of pea pate (divine!) with salad and homemade bread, main of roasted lamb on Jerusalem artichoke puree, haggis – which I have never eaten before and it was delicious! Kevin has a knack for cooking food you might not think of eating but without fail it is always amazing. Dessert was a coffee creme brulee, I am not a fan of coffee flavor, but this too was a tasty end to the meal.

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A couple of the baby goats are orphans, so the children got to help feed them milk from bottles, Emma was stoked!

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A girl and her dog, Emma loves Queenie!

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