Easter memories

One of my favourite Easter memories as a kid was Mum bringing out a slightly worn, pink-covered book about Easter. It was thick and it contained treasures. There were songs – to be played on the recorder, stories – both religious and secular, recipes and crafts.

I now have this book – Pancakes and painted eggs written by Jean Chapman and illustrated by Kilmeny Niland, published in 1981.

My kids have also worn out its pages but I don’t think they loved it as much as I did. To me, it just had possibilities! But my daughter wrote her six-year-old name underneath my Mum’s neat name on the title page, so maybe she was trying to claim it somehow.

We’re away this Easter as usual – we’ve been going away at this time with the same three families for nineteen years now! I love that my kids have Easter memories of growing up with their friends. As well as some of the cooking, I’m also responsible for bringing an art activity or two. I might just have to look again in Pancakes and painted eggs for inspiration!

Have a lovely Easter!


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