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My favourite childhood Easter memory ๐Ÿฃ

TallTrees
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โ€ƒDay before Easter ๐Ÿฃ 

Getting a cloth to cover the dining room table and feeling excited for all the lovely things to come on Easter day, everyone helped in getting the water colours ready assembled with paint brushes to paint funny faces on the dark brown chicken eggs.  Fingers trying to hold the delicate egg whilst turning it round and round.  Little fingers changing colour all the time. Then mother would gather them into an egg dish for tomorrow breakfast. 

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  Easter day 

Everyone up early to see the table very pretty and fully laid for breakfast. Intriguing boxes full of large chocolate eggs and boiled eggs with soldiers 

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โ€ƒAfter breakfast everyone opened the chocolate egg boxes and enjoyed crushing and breaking with a snap those hollow eggs.

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โ€ƒAfter this excitement we girls had special presents of pretty Easter bonnets. 

 

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Trying them on excitedly and dancing about in them -  then

Dad would gather us all with the dog for a walk in the nearby Bluebell wood

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โ€ƒNot forgetting to take our chocolate off we would go.

    Playing tag and losing our bonnets quite often after a long walk we'd be ready to go home, bonnets a little worse for wear. 

     Such a happy day with all the family, an ordinary day made special by kind and loving thoughts โค๏ธ 

 

LOVE TO HEAR YOUR MEMORIES TOO

 

 

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The one of the bigger bluebell woods close to here also has wild onions growing - an interesting mix of scents!  Also very popular this time of the year, and National Trust to boot. 

I remember Figolli, decorated shapes made of a pastry outer with a sweet marzipan filling, in all sorts of shapes and colours - and with those 100's&1000's and those hard shiny silver or gold ball-bearings  of sugar, guaranteed to break a tooth! 

These baked cakes would be consumed on Easter Sunday: https://www.amaltesemouthful.com/figolli-special-maltese-easter-tradition/ 

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What a lovely memory @TallTrees. We only ever painted eggs at school and we had to bring them in hard boiled. Mum would let me have 4 as dad, who worked nights, could take them after they were made into sandwiches. 

We lived in a very built up area in Coventry so there were no parks or woods nearby. 

I do remember a few Easter parades at school and only the girls could be entered into an Easter bonnet parade. Mum was very artistic and made me lovely bonnets. The winner was awarded an Easter egg. 

However, I was a real tomboy and although I relished winning an Easter egg, the hat would probably end up in the canal on the way home ๐Ÿ˜‚

As a child, it seemed to bring the most joy counting how many chocolate eggs we got and how fast we could eat them. 

Always lamb for Sunday lunch. Most enjoyable. 

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Very happy thoughts @Cleoriff 

Thank you for them.

 

PS  I thought of lunch but I really cannot remember what we had for lunch on Easter Day, I suppose the Easter Eggs blocked that out ๐Ÿคฃ

 

 



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That is lovely @pgn 

Actually I am a big fan of marzipan.

When shopping in Lidl (I don't know whether they are in N.I.?)

they have a Stollen with marzipan, this is nice.



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Stollen is very nice, more commonly associated with Christmas than Easter though.

And yes, Lidl is here in NI.

Niederegger in Luebeck is one of the more famous German marzipan confectioners - lovely, and nowhere near as sweet as that used in Figolli. And coated in dark chocolate, Mmmm!

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And it has more marzipan by looks of it @pgn 

Wonder if Lidl have it ๐Ÿค” 

I'll look out for it as often it can be missed.

Thanks ๐Ÿ‘ 



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Aldi also stock stollen @TallTrees and @pgn ; seems logical given their German roots ! ๐Ÿ‘

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I really want 

Niederegger ... marzipan covered in thin layer of chocolate. Shown by @pgn in photo sounds fab.

 I'm going to lidl tomorrow and look.  

I like the chocolate sold by Lidl

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Waitrose sell this so brilliant.

 Just a couple of miles away. That'll be nice to try it  @pgn 

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A few different treats will be good.



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