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Month: March 2018

happy easter

Hoppy Easter

29.03.18

Having spent hours decorating Easter bonnets with my kids, I was asked why we celebrate with eggs. With the help of my trusty assistant Google, here are some interpretations.

The egg was an ancient symbol of new life and has been associated with festivals celebrating spring. From a Christian perspective, it’s believed the Easter egg represents Jesus’ resurrection as the shell looks dead but there is new life inside waiting to break out.

In the old days, people would dye the eggs red to represent Jesus’ blood, but now chocolate eggs are favoured. I guess after giving up sweet treats for lent we could really do with something chocolaty and sweet.

Another thing we all appreciate Easter for is the long weekend oeuf work (sorry, I just couldn’t help myself). The Beast from the East has been forecast to return this weekend though but hopefully you won’t let the rain and possible snow dampen your Easter celebrations.

Have an ‘Eggcellent’ break everyone and to get your Easter off to a cracking start, here are some jokes that made me chuckle……

Q: How does the Easter bunny keep fit?
A: Egg-xercise

Q: What do you call a bunny with flees?
A: Bugs Bunny

Q: What kind of jewellery does an Easter bunny wear?
A: 24 carrot gold

Q: How do rabbits travel?
A: By Hare-plane

Q: Why did the Easter egg hide?
A: Because he was a chicken

 

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Mother’s Day 11th March 2018

09.03.18

Mothering Sunday dates back to the 1600s in England when it was held on the fourth Sunday of Lent. It was originally a day for Christians to visit their ‘mother church’. Nowadays, this day is used to acknowledge and honour our wonderful mothers, whether biological, Step, In-law, grandmother or any maternal figures who play a vital part in our lives.

In a family, the mother’s role has traditionally been to raise the children and take care of household chores. However, the role of mothers in the family home is constantly changing. Mothers are increasingly taking on multiple roles, such as working, looking after the kids and managing the day to day running of the home. They also play the role of a nurse, disciplinarian, chauffer, chef and friend to name a few.

So this Sunday, 11th March 2018, don’t forget to show your mother how much you love and appreciate her. Flowers, breakfast in bed, gifts and cards will suffice but if you really want to go all out here are a few suggestions:

  • Home made/ personalised gifts – put your creativity to the test or upcycle a shop bought item.
  • Create your own story – It’s common to do this for children but why not reflect on your relationship with your mother and put it in writing with full illustrations or family photos.
  • Gift day experience – spa days or jewellery making to the more adventurous experiences like skydiving or bungee jumping, the list is endless.
  • Afternoon Tea with a twist – if it takes more than a scone or two to impress your mum, then try out a themed afternoon tea party such as the ‘Mad as a Hatter’.
  • Special Announcements – call up your local radio station and give your mum a ‘shout out’.