Have a Cracking Easter!
It seems like only yesterday that I was tucking into my pancakes on Shrove Tuesday yet next weekend the time will be upon us to enjoy Easter – where have the last forty days gone! To me Easter marks the beginning of spring and the countdown to when summer is here. In the past few weeks the change in weather has been noticeable and the evenings have gradually been getting lighter – the clocks go back an hour on Sunday 29th March so although we will be losing an hour of sleep the evenings will be lighter still! Easter is an important date of the year for Christians and non-Christians alike. In Christianity Easter Sunday is celebrated as the day when Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead. More generally Easter has turned into a public holiday where Good Friday and Easter Sunday are celebrated with hot cross buns, chocolate eggs and as a time to spend with family and friends. Whether you have planned a break away or are staying at home Easter is the perfect time to go out and about and share some quality time together. Here are some top tips of how to have a cracking Easter!
For a lot of people an Easter egg hunt is yearly ritual and something that is looked forward to by all of the family. For my family it is a ‘must do’ on Easter weekend and we always have a lot of fun searching in and around the house for yummy chocolate treats! The kids (and grown-ups) love it and it is a great way of using up some energy before Sunday lunch! For a successful Easter egg hunt hide the treats in places that are appropriate for the ages of the people playing – for children do not hide them in places that are impossible to reach or find, for adults more of a challenge is more egg-xhilarating! You can either hide clues, pictures of Easter related things (ducks, chicks, lambs eggs etc), or small chocolate eggs - just remember where you have hidden everything or you might end up with grumpy participants! For a more egg-treme Easter egg hunt you could hide clues around your local park for a longer lasting hunt.
Another fun thing to do at Easter is to decorate eggs. Why not get the paints out and spend some time turning your eggs into funny characters or paint them with Easter related designs? Make sure that you hard boil them first so that they don’t crack whilst you are painting them! Alternatively, print off some colouring in designs from the internet and get the children to degisn their own eggs by colouring them in! Decorate your house with your homemade designed eggs and put a touch of spring into your home!
It has become tradition that everyone eats a lot of chocolate at Easter time. There is an abundance of different chocolate eggs in the supermarkets and everyone always seems to get given ridiculous amounts of chocolate from family and friends. My main tip with regards to this is – DON’T EAT IT ALL THE DAY YOU ARE GIVEN IT!! Everyone loves chocolate but you can definitely have too much of a good thing! Save some of your chocolate for the weeks ahead and save yourself from feeling lethargic and sick this Easter weekend! Alternatively, if you are stuck with what to get your family for Easter (because they don’t like chocolate or you know they will receive a lot from others) why not make them something instead? Easter is not about spending lots of money or giving lots of presents but a nice thoughtful homemade gift will be greatly appreciated! For ideas go to the Country Living website.
Happy Easter from all of us at Best of Brighton Holiday Cottages! We have that you have an egg-cellent weekend and that a short break away from work will put a little spring in your step!