All posts filed under: Easter

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An Easter Break Well Spent

This Easter break has been one our of busiest school holidays to date. The children are now both of an age where they have the stamina to enjoy full days out without tiring too easily and both enjoy being outdoors, which we have fully exploited. The weather has been typical of English springtime – grey, chilly and wet at times, but bright, sunny and warm when it mattered. We have been to the zoo, walked up 153 steps to the top of a lighthouse, practised a new skill at a roller disco, had an Easter egg hunt in the grounds of a stately home, toured a castle, enjoyed a mini break, eaten breakfast with the Easter bunny, cuddled lambs at the farm, been to the cinema, eaten waffles bigger than our heads, climbed a “mountain”, scaled endless trees, run around gardens and parks, splashed in puddles, survived the hell of soft play, had a sleepover with a friend, thrown pebbles into the sea, been thrilled by funfair rides, played crazy golf with family and even …

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Breakfast With the Easter Bunny

Good Friday was a busy day for us, and it began bright and early with a trip to our local Wyevale Garden Centre for breakfast with the Easter bunny.     We were greeted by the same member of staff who had served us during our breakfast with Father Christmas last year and she remembered us, which was really nice. Breakfast was brought out promptly and the children had a colouring sheet to amuse them prior to this. We were also offered squash and tea or coffee.    Breakfast itself was really tasty and well presented. The children’s consisted of scrambled egg, toast, sausage, hash brown and beans, which were in a separate pot meaning the fussy boy could actually eat his toast safe in the knowledge that it hadn’t touched bean juice! Miss J would have liked bacon in her breakfast and the boy would have preferred a continental option but these are minor issues and both children ate well.    I think these events are such great value and always look forward to them. …

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Five Non-Edible Easter Gifts

I’m ashamed to say that chocolate is one of the first things that springs to mind when Easter is mentioned, but I am also aware that traditional eggs are not perfect gifts for many people. A lot of parents are keen for their children not to have too much chocolate, and some people cannot eat chocolate due to dietary requirements – for example, we buy for vegans, diabetics and one person who is lactose-intolerant so regular chocolate eggs are not appropriate gifts. Of course, you may simply want to think outside the box this year. Either way, here are five of my favourite non-edible Easter gifts: Books     Books make great gifts for every occasion and Easter is no different. Anything from a traditional book about the story of Easter to fun titles featuring rabbits or chicks are perfect for any child. The boy has a copy of the Easter Bunny Story (pictured above and available from Buy a Gift for £9.99) which is personalised and really lovely. He likes me to read the cute rhyming …

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Easter Sunday Fun

The Easter Bunny left the children a hamper of goodies at some point during the night, which made for a morning full of smiles and excitement.  The children discovered the hamper together, then ran in to us to share the exciting news.  They were really good and waited for us all to be ready before they opened anything.  All day, in fact, they have been very good, very kind, and shared everything they have been given.  Having explored their presents, we awaited the arrival of their grandparents (their aunts were already with us) before heading out on a lovely walk, whilst James stayed home and cooked us all lunch.  Our first stop was the land train on the prom, which took us all the way to the park the children wanted to visit. When we got there, the children spent some time racing their family with eggs and spoons.  There were lots of laughs as Nanny and Grandad participated, and their aunties got competitive!  Once the eventual winner had been decided, after many heats, the children …