The season has turned – days start crisp, and finish cool. I stood on the edge of Lake Taupo last week and as the wind blew past me, so did the leaves from the poplar trees. But mother nature doesn’t seem ready to completely say goodbye to the joys of outdoor living. There is still enough warmth in her daytime sun to dine al fresco, and Easter, being just around the corner, is the perfect opportunity to put together one last summer-soiree.
Carry your table into the garden, gather your friends and family and enjoy your Easter festivities surrounded by the symphony of bird-song and cicadas.
Don't be put off by unkept lawns or trees that need trimming. A sheltered spot under an overgrown hedge is just what you need to create a casual dining experience. If your table won't fit in the garden, a blanket on the ground will suffice. And if you don't have a garden at home – pack up a picnic and head to your nearest park or beach.