Easter in Italy

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We went to Figline Valdarno in Italy for Easter: Italians celebrate Easter over the course of five days – starting with a wide range of religious and folklorist events: Holy Thursday – churches open their doors and welcome followers to visit their elaborately flower-decorated altars to pay respect to Jesus during his time of death … Read more

How to Cook the Perfect Easter Roast Lamb [AD]

Easter Roast Lamb

This Easter Roast Lamb post is an advertisement. This Easter I was asked whether my family would try out a New Zealand lamb recipe. As lamb is by far my most favourite meat, and Easter is a special day, I was more than happy to agree. I wasn’t sure how the boys would take to … Read more

Brewers Fayre have it Cracked this Easter

Brewers Fayre have it Cracked this Easter

Tonight we visited Elmbury Lodge, part of the Brewers Fayre group, for the Easter Disco. It was a great opportunity to relax as we come to the end of a very busy Easter holidays, and let someone else take care of entertaining the children. Not only was there a fantastic disco but it was good … Read more

Hotel Chocolat Scrambled Egg Review and Giveaway

There is just so much choice when it comes to Easter chocolate these days isn’t there, in different shapes, sizes and chocolates. So I was delighted when Hotel Chocolat asked me if I would like to review and giveaway one of their products I was delighted. They have a great range including the Easter Egg … Read more

Easter Hunt Lucky Dip and Easter Bunny on Tour

Easter hunt

How do you spend your Easter? Do you do the same thing ever year or do you like to do something different? For me, I always remember going to my Nan and Granddad’s house on Easter Sunday. They often gave me too many Crème Eggs and I don’t like them.  We were not allowed any … Read more

TRH Craft – Chicks in Nests

Easter Chick in a Nest made from a Toilet Roll Holder I have been trying to help my youngest stay engaged in an activity a bit longer, so I am doing a series of Toilet Roll Holder Crafts (TRH). I’m hoping that the repetition and routine will help. We started by painting brown some TRHs … Read more

Chocolate Easter Egg Cakes

 The problem with these cakes is they were so delicious we wanted to keep eating them!  We always use the all-in-one or I like to call it throw in the bowl mix. 3 eggs, 6oz butter, 4oz castor sugar, 6oz of flour, pinch of baking powder Then to make them chocolate just throw in some drinking chocolate and whisk … Read more

Easter Chick TRH Craft

Today we made Chicks from TRH (Toilet Roll Holders) as it is the run up to Easter. First we painted a toilet roll holder yellow, cut it in half and glued on a pipe cleaner as a beak Glue on the all important googley eyes Then some feathers Being careful that you do not knock … Read more

E could only mean one thing!

EASTER EGGS!!!! I have been teaching my 4 year old the alphabet before he starts school in September. So really Easter couldn’t be better timed! Well this I found on Pinterest and thought it was just perfect. Simply cut out an E shape and an egg. Cut the egg in half as if a chick … Read more