Ramblings About Our Easter.

IMG_9235 IMG_9236 Since when has Easter been such ‘A Thing’? I know it’s been a thing for years and years and years, since Jesus, though the exact length of time escapes me as much like my good friend Charlotte says I was too busy thinking about boys to pay attention in RE. But it seems this year that Easter has exploded all over the internet. And not just over the internet, all over my mum and dad’s house. All over the town I live in. You couldn’t escape Easter this year… I blame Pinterest.

When I was a child I don’t remember Easter being much else than an excuse for a couple of weeks off school and a Smarties egg. This year we had a fancy lunch with my mum and dad, an egg hunt (including a BASKET that had been decorated with RIBBON and everything) and chocolate eggs. Not Cadbury’s or Nestle, but Thorntons. Special personalised Thorntons eggs with our names on. Special!

IMG_9239 IMG_9242 IMG_9266I’m totally down for our family’s new found participation in Easter. Any time we get to legitimately drink Prosecco at midday is good with me. As is the family time and the huge amounts of lovely food my dad cooks for such events. And Elfie, well, Elfie is in love with Easter. As her favourite game EVER is hide and seek she was thrilled at the prospect of having to ransack my parent’s house for eggs (I’m still a bit peeved that I didn’t have egg hunts at her age. They’ve promised me one of my very own next year).

IMG_9268 IMG_9278 IMG_9285 IMG_9288What else has been going on? Elfie’s still asking to go back to Peppa Pig World about three times a day which is not annoying in the least… (ahem) and Hux has finally learned to sit up at the grand old age of 10 months. What can I say, we like lying down a bit too much. I continue to be baffled at the speed it takes for two such little people to a) mess up the house and b) generate dirty washing and so persevere with my battle on the front line of domesticity. I had a whole afternoon to myself yesterday whilst the kids went off to soft play with their Dad and Auntie Josie and I spent the time productively doing the one thing I didn’t need to do… re-designing my blog. Go me! There are a few buggy bits that need working out but I’m loving the clean look.

Is it me or is anyone else suspended in a kind of limbo at the moment? I feel like I can’t push on with life until Spring gets its arse in gear and makes a proper arrival. I’m wearing walking socks because my feet are painfully cold and it’s not right! This time last year I was wearing skirts (I’m eyeing my prickly legs in distaste right now) and eating beetroot salads outside in the garden. These kids need fresh air and Vitamin D!

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  1. Elliotandme wrote:

    Love the new design. Am reading from my phone and it looks cool, will check out the non-mobile view later too. I did some work on mine over the weekend too, almost like a frustrated spring clean (well there’s no point in actually spring cleaning your house when the weather still thinks its winter is there!!)
    I know what you mean about Easter getting everywhere this year – it’ll take us until next Easter to get through all the chocolate in this house!!

    Posted 4.2.13 Reply
  2. josie wrote:

    Nodding my head in agreement to much of this:
    – when did easter become such a big deal?
    – yes to prosecco at midday
    – woohoo for afternoons off
    – loving the clean blog look
    – yes to in a state of limbo until spring arrives properly. WHERE THE HELL IS IT??

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  3. Jackie wrote:

    I thought the same thing about Easter! I was actually congratulating myself on Reese’s first Easter basket until I looked on Facebook and was put to shame by pictures of other people’s enormous, fabric lined, monogrammed Easter baskets that were filled with toys and treats. The basket I bought at CVS was looking a little less awesome! Love the new look of the blog!

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  4. How gorgeous are your kids? Seriously?

    I need some Prosecco. Urgently. First day back at work after a four-dayer and I’m DYING.

    And I agree – Pinterest is to blame for me feeling inferior about everything. It’s like a digital Mary Poppins. Practically perfect in every bloody way – “Here, sit down in my upcycled chair beneath my tissue paper pompoms and eat these wonderful homemade scones while our children play in clothes I knitted myself.” Gah. I suck at creativity. xxx

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  5. I totally agree with you. I shouldn’t have been on the Internet and Instagram on Sunday as I felt so bad looking at pictures of everyone’s elaborate Easter celebrations. All we did was eat lots of chocolate and paint our daughter’s bedroom pink! Not very Eastery but she loves her new room!
    And I agree with you about being in limbo at the moment. It’s not really winter any more but it’s still bloody cold outside. It feels wrong to be still wearing thick winter clothes too but it’s too cold not too. I just want to get on with spring and summer now. Bored of staying in all the time. I need picnics in the park!

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  6. Richmond Mummy wrote:

    Looks like a lovely family Easter weekend – we too enjoyed much Prosecco with the celebrations, I think I’m having withdrawal symptoms as I write this. And yes, hurry up and get your arse in gear Spring! loving the new look xx

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  7. I agree, it’s like Easter went on crack this year. It’s like another Christmas. Not that I’m complaining, like you say, any excuse for family time, celebrations and cute decor is good by me.
    And I also totally agree with the whole, life is on hold while we wait for spring. I’m fed up of this never ending winter now, more specifically my winter wardrobe. I want to wear new clothes and footwear that isn’t boots and go out without a coat.
    Loving the new design. Very bright and clean and spring-y. We just need the weather to match!

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  8. Becky wrote:

    Def agree about not being able to move on until spring has sprung- this cold weather is really, really shite now, and even the sun today cannot hide how bloody freezing it is for APRIL! Gah!

    Re Easter, I never really gave two shits about it until this year, it was always an excuse to have a long bank holiday wine-fest and long lunches in the pub garden, but then I HAD CHILDREN I guess! Can’t get enough and nor it seems, can other people where I live- it’s been Easter parties galore, a ridiculous amount of Easter egg hunts to go to if so desired, and other egg-related bumpf. I reckon having kids puts this holiday well on the radar, and things like Pintrest add fuel to the fire!

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  9. Steph (@imcountingufoz) wrote:

    I’m in limbo, too. And I too have prickly legs, but it’s been so long that I am scared to get my epilator out because I am certain the hairs are properly rooted in and it will hurt like a mofo.

    That’s me, scared of a small electrical device.

    Oh, and I just caught myself Wikipedia-ing FRANKIE MUNIZ! Pass the wine!

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  10. Shell wrote:

    I’m with you on the Spring thing. I’ve basically been indoors for 6 months, and I found myself staring out the window at the BLIZZARD yeaterday and wondering what the hell was going on! Always surprised by how just a little sunshine puts me in a much better mood :-)

    Posted 4.5.13 Reply