Easter is a huge holiday in England, a four day weekend.
As children, my brother and I received gifts, money and huge hollow chocolate Easter eggs 8 to 10 inches in size, packaged with the latest cartoon characters. We would receive at least 5 to 8 eggs from relatives and line them up on top of the piano.
My mum would let us have one piece of chocolate a day so our ‘stash” lasted a month or so!
My girlfriends and I often entered competitions for the best decorated Easter hat and there were some very creative entries – somewhat of a tradition in the UK. My girls will be following our traditions with a pretty funky Easter cake decorated with mini eggs and jelly beans and making Easter hats!
These days Mac and I spend every Easter in Maryland on the Chesapeake with Mac’s family which is very relaxing. Of course, we attend church with his parents on Easter Sunday and are proudly introduced to one and all. It is a very dressy occasion being so close to DC and a weekend retreat of sorts. Smart pastel suits and hats for the ladies, beautiful spring dresses for the girls and sport coats for the boys.
Mac is taking the bike and has mapped out a route for Good Friday – a 70 mile ride to the tip of Maryland and back. He is working up to 100 mile bike rides and seems to be enjoying the challenge. You can go to this link to support his endeavour by making a donation online. He needs to raise $3000.
Enjoy the long weekend- Spring is here….. really!
Image below: 63 miles- to Nyak and back… and the store was closed!