Saturday, 3 April 2010
Let The Hare Sit.
It's Easter weekend, and although we are not Christian we celebrate our own version of the Spring/Fertility Eostre festival. It's such a lovely time to celebrate the turning wheel of the year, and all the new life that is springing forth all around us. One of the favourite things we do is put up and Easter Tree, and even if this year's tree was late going up, it finally got done today at the eleventh hour!
This morning was a beautiful sunny, almost summery morning, the air was laden with a warm breeze, and the sea sounded in holiday mode, somehow that bit jauntier as it hushed over the stones on the beach.
But we were a bit slow getting up and out and by the time we started to assemble it the sky had grumbled down low on top of us and suddenly we had hailstones! It didn't deter them however and out they went in their pyjamas to fill the pot, shrieking and giggling like mad.
So even though we didn't do much egg blowing and painting like we did in previous years, the two little ones were delighted to do this much.
So I am curious. Do you celebrate Easter? And if so what family traditions do you practice? I do love to know what other families do on the occasion of a seasonal celebration.
I think it must be having four children, but I do find I create less time to do all the things we did when there was just the two older ones. And every year I promise myself I'll be more organised. And even if I'm not this year, next year they'll be that little bit older and I'll have more time(!).
So next year there will be more Easter baking, there will be Hot Cross Buns, and homemade chocolates, an Easter Egg hunt in our garden, because I am going to be super organised, right?
We will be having an Egg Hunt tomorrow, and possibly another one on Monday, and I hope to have some sweet pictures from that.
So a Happy Easter to you if you do celebrate! And do enjoy all that chocolate. In fact, have one for me!