As well as being a serious reflective time it’s also a time that I associate with new clothes and laughter.
As children we always got some sort of new clothing for Easter, dyed chook eggs (no chocolate ones for us) and a day out somewhere.
When I think back to when our children were young it must have seemed like I was a terrible mother because it was one chocolate egg per person not the bucket loads today’s little ones get – and that wasn’t until the thrill of hand dying the chook eggs had worn off and they noticed what was on sale in the shops. They would drop hints about ‘eggs with smarties’ inside – that way they’d get more than just a hollow egg. And to be fair I did surprise them some years with a bag of those little tiny eggs or a dozen small eggs in a carton to share amongst each other.
It’s been a different Easter for all of us this year. No church services or rather no public gathering together services just those streaming. No trips to the beach, no camping in the national parks, no BBQs with the extended family. The traditional Easter surfing championship at Bells Beach postponed. Locally on warm sunny days over this weekend (same as any other weekend) the open green space at the park would be filled with families using the playground. Because of ‘the virus’ it didn’t happen this weekend and we also heard today the state of emergency here in Victoria has been extended for another month so it will quite a while until it’s allowed again 😥
Unlike those sunny warmish Easters we’ve had over the years Saturday and Sunday were cold and miserable, today is forecast to be a bit warmer and dryer. We won’t be going far though, I’d love to take a drive up the hills to look at the changing colours on the trees. Not allowed – stay in your suburb – remember the four reasons
Looks like it’ll be a(nother) day at home…..with The Golfer…..eating and drinking and doing other stuff.
No chocolate eggs this year however we had some of these egg shaped decorated shortbreads gifted to us…..turned up on our doorstep last Thursday. Wondered if the Easter Bunny was having trouble with regular deliveries and had changed stockists but no just a friend trying her hand at something new.