Thursday 14 May 2015

A (very late post about a) Vegan Easter Egg Hunt in the Garden

To describe myself as a little behind would be an understatement. Clearly, from the fact that I'm writing about Easter weekend in the middle of May, I'm doing so great at blogging at the moment. I'm always too tired by the end of the day to sit down and start typing, and when I have time to write in the day I really need to focus on work. And as a result, I haven't been blogging as much as I would like. I really need an extra day a week I think, or at least a few extra hours sleep so I'm not as exhausted by 7pm. 

These photos are very outdated now, but I wanted to share them anyway because this post has been sitting in drafts for well over a month. I apologise for Ebony's crazy bed hair in the top photo, this is pretty much what she looked like for about three whole months. She would look totally normal from the front, then as soon as left the house she'd run ahead of me and I'd realise I had forgotten to brush her hair. Again. Since this photo was taken, she has had her first haircut and we no longer deal with this crazy backcombed mess every morning. Thank goodness. 

Ebony had her first chocolate Easter Egg this year, her carob days are now well behind her. I went for this Choices egg, and I got one too. They were quite small which I definitely see as a good thing, I don't really see the attraction in pumping kids full of sugar and chocolate, it only makes them harder to look after. I also got some of the Divine fair trade dark chocolate little eggs so we could do an Easter Egg hunt in the garden. Mostly because I'd forgotten about the state of our garden at the time which was covered in piles of mud, random bricks and huge concrete slabs. When I walked out of the house on Easter morning to hide the eggs, I had a 'duh' moment where I realised our garden was really not a suitable venue for an egg hunt. We managed it though, just about, and Ebony enjoyed scrambling around the precarious piles of rubble to find the eggs. 

I only hid 10 of the Divine eggs, thinking that would be more than enough chocolate for one Easter. But she shared them fairly with me and Laurie so really ended up with three. I wasn't expecting her to share them, but was really touched that she did. We spent the weekend soaking up some  much-needed family time after my trip to Amsterdam. It's always lovely when Laurie has a little longer off work, the weekends go far too fast. 

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