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Easter Trails, Eggs and the Perils of Growing Portly

What I want to know is, did you just get given your Easter eggs today – or did you have to work for them? We have a long tradition of Easter Trails in our family and this year was no exception. 


Mr B and I are staying with the Youngest of the Darling Daughters for the Easter Break which means that I can happily hand over at least part of today’s blog into the safe hands of Jack and Hazel. First, over to Jack!


Easter is here!!! This of course means my Nan’s yearly tradition will happen... the Easter Hunt. This year however, it was a bit different, as a couple of our little cousins Sam and James were over to stay. Since they were little, we all decided that they should take part in their own Easter Egg Hunt (much to my delight) and so Hazel went out and hid small eggs filled with mini eggs around the garden. When it came round to letting them find them, I was surprised at how quick they were to find them. But I guess you don’t realise them growing up so quickly!!! Their second hunt was an indoor one, where we gave them clues which would end up in them finding their Easter Eggs from us. However, seeing them racing around, frantically trying to find the next clue made me realise how much they are growing up, since they were easily able to find where everything was!!! Overall, I think we’ve had a great family-filled Easter!!! (I just hope I won’t get too portly!!!)


Over to Hazel:


IT’S EASTERR! CHOCOLATE! FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDD! I am definitely going to get ‘portly’ like Jack says!!!! As he was saying, I did the deed of hiding the brightly coloured plastic eggs in the garden. It was quite a challenge as I had to find places that were stable enough so the mini eggs wouldn’t get spilt everywhere! Anyway, when I finished hiding them in the easiest and safest places of the tiny garden for the Little Welsh Boys, I realised that it was me who had to remember where they all were, which made me panic a bit! So I got mum’s camera and went around the garden taking photos of the eggs to make sure they were going to be found!


While doing so, I actually found a real bird’s egg that had fallen onto the ground, and a few other strange objects that would not be found in a normal garden! But of course, this is our garden, so for all we know there could be little men living in the hedgehog hut! Well, the boys really enjoyed their trails, and so did the parents. After the boys and their parents left, we had a lovely night in, and at night time mum was a bit.... well.... mad, hopping around the room pretending to be an Easter bunny! Maybe it was the steak and ale pie.... I don’t know! Anyway, HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE, HAVE A GREAT DAY!


Back to me now. Mr B and I had our own Easter Trail to follow today, set by the grandkids. I guess they are paying us back for all the years when we made them work so very hard for their eggs. The clues we were set, in time-honoured fashion, went upstairs and downstairs in turn so following the trail would have been great exercise – except that Mr B came up with the idea that I should follow up all the clues that were upstairs, while he would stay with the downstairs clues. This was little short of genius – if not exactly playing the game. 


Our Easter Dinner is being cooked by Mr B.  There will be games to play (someone is threatening us with Monopoly), perhaps a film to watch.  We will eat chocolate and grow portly.


Happy Easter, everyone!

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23.04 | 20:15

lovely and heartwarming - an inspiration to us all x

09.03 | 12:07

Love this story told as ever beautifully.x

10.11 | 21:31

What a super account of a special event. I loved meeting you last night and seeing your creation come together. I’m so pleased you got so much from the activity

07.09 | 13:17

I have broad shoulders x

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