So many lovely easter things appearing in shops right now set my mind thinking. We are having family around for a meal, I out up an Easter tree, and lots of chocolate of course. When the kids were younger it would be an Easter egg hunt, but too old for that now, What do you do?
I started doing this after seeing my German friend's Easter tree- apparently big over there. So sweet, bring in branches that are about to bud, forsythia or pussy willow is great to use, decorate with paper mache eggs, little chicks, bunnies, ribbons etc
Easter egg hunt for gs. Family for roast lamb lunch. It's very often spring like or quite warm and probably my favourite celebration day of the year. Its so good to celebrate new beginnings out in the garden
Service Maundy Thursday and the church gets stripped right back afterwards. Good Friday there is a service in town followed by one in my own church at 2pm. Saturday we are with family and then Easter Sunday starts with the 6.30am Dawn service where we set light to stuff and celebrate the resurrection with party poppers and much noise making. We did breakfast for the parish at the Vicarage between services with the main service at 10am. Then I go out to see my palliative care people and finally back home for lunch and as much chocolate as I can eat. Then sleep. Lots of sleep.
I give my husband a poncy overpriced chocolate egg (pagan tradition) and that's it. I am working this Easter weekend (London Underground) and besides, I am definitely atheist (as most of my family are).