Word of the Week: Easter



Little T is so excited about Easter Sunday and of course it’s all to do with the opening of her chocolate eggs and also the Easter egg hunt.  Last year, we went to one in Antony, a National Trust Property where Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland movie was filmed.  If you haven’t been there, that’s one you should add to your list of places to visit. I think we might be going back there on Sunday again, weather permitting that is, especially since it’s been grey and wet again lately.

Little T’s school had an Easter egg race yesterday and just like last year, she didn’t win.  As homework last week, they were made to decorate an Easter bonnet to wear on the last day before the break.  Yes, it’s all about Easter this week.  Normally, we would be doing some egg-painting before Sunday, but because of the stress of the house move, we aren’t doing anything this year.

It’s only apt that our word of the week is:  Easter, although it can also be calamitous, tragic, harrowing (especially because of the recent bombing in Belgium), but those words can also be used to describe our house-move with has been delayed till probably the second week of April because of incompetent solicitors.  But for now, I won’t bore you lovely folks with all the boring details because I’m trying to focus on Easter and being positive, and refusing to dwell in the negatives and all the nincompoops of this world who refer to themselves as professionals, but in reality are all bastards and thieves who will get your money without bothering to do their jobs.  Oh wait, I’m supposed to be letting go of all negativity… breathe in, breathe out.

For now I’m going to focus on Easter egg hunts, lovely adorable Easter bunnies with their pink ears, stuffing our oneself with Easter chocolate eggs, everything yellow, white and fluffy.  If you need me, I’ll be in the land of happy chicks and prancing bunnies and since I don’t blog over the weekends, I’m greeting you all beautiful people a Happy Easter!

Do you do anything special on Easter Sunday?

Do share.

The Reading Residence
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I'm a part-time writer, full-time mother and dog-walker living in a small English village by the sea with my husband, daughter and a dog named Doc.


  1. Sure, the kids will get a little chocolate, but isn’t Easter really all about the ham? Mmmmm, ham!

  2. Ahh! How lovely! It sounds like you have been so busy with Easter activities.
    Oh no! Such a shame the move has been delayed….How frustrating! Breath. hehehe
    Have a wonderful Easter x

    • Still breathing! 😉 Have a lovely Easter to you and your family too 🙂 x

  3. Happy easter to you too! We’re looking forward to the holidays and have lots of bits and bobs planned – I can’t wait to have the three of the kids together and get out in the spring sunshine! H x

    • Me too… The problem is though, I don’t think there’s much sunshine in the horizon… That is, if we can truly trust the weather forecast 😉

  4. Happy Easter! Totally agree, why do these people just not do their jobs properly, they get away with it because they are all doing it! The world has just gone mad! Our oldest and her hubby are over this weekend and some family tomorrow, and the kids will no doubt get too.much chocolate and it will last till christmas! Have a great weekend! X

    • Thieves, that’s what they are, all of them! Anyway, that does sounds like a fun weekend. My daughter has way too much chocolate, I have to remind her not to eat them all in one sitting. x

  5. yayy! We aren’t doing a lot for Easter this year, but it looks like you have been! I’m not as mobile at the moment but we are hoping for an Easter egg hunt at least :p

    • Haven’t done much either apart from the decorating of the bonnet… Yes, hopefully the weather will be good on Sunday for all the Easter Egg hunters. x

  6. Grrrr. Solicitors and estate agents! I think that’s why I am calling this house our ‘forever home’! Never again! Hope things sort themselves out soon. Deep breaths.

    • Yes, I hate them all. Not moving is a grand idea 🙂 Thank you. I hope so too. Happy Easter!

  7. My children go to a COE school so we know all about Easter here as they keep telling me – you sound as busy as me right now its never ending

  8. Oh no! That’s so annoying, moving house is so stressful. If everyone just did their part in it all, life would be easier! Let’s hope for some dry weather on Sunday, so lots of fun can be had x

    • I’m afraid we won’t be so lucky down here in Cornwall. It’s scheduled to rain over the weekend 🙁 x

  9. Ah, stay in that happy world! So frustrating about your house move, so focus on the chicks and the chocolate! I wish my girl’s homework was making the bonnet and not half a dozen other things as well as the bonnet!! Enjoy the break x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • Yep, they’ll have to drag me kicking and screaming out of my happy world of Easter bunnies and chocolate 😉 Have a lovely Easter break too. xx

  10. The move sounds so stressful. Won’t be long though and you’ll be on your way. We’re having family over for dinner on Easter Sunday but that’s as far as or plans go x

    • I feel like it’s a never-ending nightmare! Having family over dinner sounds lovely 🙂 x

  11. Happy Easter weekend! We don’t really do anything special, but I have booked myself in for a kettle bell workshop with some fantastic fitness ladies, lol!

  12. Love easter activities. Very annoying about the house move and stressful, I hope it goes through and you get to move soon. In the meantime, have a good weekend and happy easter x

    • It’s a nightmare really. Thank you. Hope you and your family have a lovely one too. x

  13. Well done for staying positive despite all the negativity that has been going on. Happy Easter lovely I hope you have a good one!

  14. Aw hon, I hope the move speeds up!! I also hope you have a great Easter :). We are not up to much on Easter Sunday as we are in the middle of moving back into our bedroom and have another to decorate for Monkey before the baby turns up in approx 5 weeks!! So we will be stripping wall paper tomorrow!! But may treat Monkey to some blue paint 🙂 and I have it on good authority from the Easter Bunny that he won’t be disappointed xx

    • That actually sounds fun! I love projects like that 😉 Hope you and your family are having a lovely Easter.

  15. Happy Easter Dean! I miss the Easter at home. Though chocolate is a nice idea to celebrate Easter =P

    I hope the house moving will be sorted. I thought that its only in Manila that people are not that keen on doing their job haha.


    • You’ll be surprised Merlinda…. In some aspect, it feels like they are worse here! Happy Easter too. I hope and you your little man will have lots of fun. I miss it too. xx

  16. Happy Easter!! I hope you had a great day. We had a lovely day at the in laws for the weekend. It is always really nice to be around family and also see my girls playing and enjoying being with their cousins!! How annoying about your house move I hope all gets sorted soon. Good luck with it, 🙂 xx

    • I’m glad you had a lovely time with your in-laws and that the kids had fun too. We have a close friend visiting, so we’ve had also had a good one. As for the house, yes, hope it gets sorted soon. Thank you! x

  17. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter! It’s such a fun time with children, can’t wait to see what ye got up too!

  18. Hope you have a very happy Easter. We had lots planned, some scuppered by the weather but we had fun nonetheless

    • It was good, thanks! Managed to go Easter egg hunting in spite the weather. I’m saving that for my #countrykids post 🙂 x Hope you had a lovely Easter too. x

  19. We managed to cram in loads despite the horrendous weather. It was a creative weekend and we braved the grey clouds to get to the park twice! An egg hunt in a NTScotland house and another at Gran’s. Sorted!

    • Glad you guys had a lovely time. We also went to an Easter egg hunt at a National Trust property 🙂

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