Stirring from my slumbers yesterday, and realising that it was Good Friday and therefore a holiday, I decided that it would be a real treat to go out for breakfast. One of my favourite venues is our local garden centre where they serve local fresh produce and the most delicious bread.
In anticipation of this tasty treat I quickly dressed, jumped in the car, and headed out with my other half. Arriving in no time at all we were dismayed at the sight of parking attendants directing traffic to the overflow car park. Suspicions aroused we pulled into the entrance and asked why it was so busy. Ahhhh…. said the man in the hi-viz jacket, that’ll be the Easter Egg Hunt.
Collecting eggs in the garden
It seems that Easter has become big business over the past few years and there is every opportunity to decorate your home with colourful eggs, chicks, bunting, bunnies, and baskets, and of course, lovely fresh spring flowers.
Spring blooms in Ikea vase
It was great to see our local garden centre so busy and I joined in by buying some decorative eggs from there vast display.
Easter is a great time of year to be in the garden but the weather can often be unpredictable. To save disappointment an indoor easter egg hunt can be a fun filled alternative. With a list of canny clues to solve and a trail of decorative eggs to follow this can be just as much fun as collecting eggs from the garden.
Here are some of the clues from last year’s indoor hunt.
Indoor Easter Egg Hunt Clues
Hello boys, we’ve got a game to play
Here’s an egg each to get you on your way
Read this carefully and follow the clues
Just one hint, you won’t need your shoes.
- Number 9 should be easy to clock
- Look behind the tick-tock tick-tock
- Number 10 could delay you boys
- As I think it’s hidden in the cupboard with the toys
- Are you exhausted yet?
- As there are only two more eggs to collect
- Check the side table on you right
- As the purple bowls could reveal another delight
- One more egg and the game is won
- But where from here now this room is done?
- Look in the hall for the umbrella stand
- There should be an egg that is to hand.
Well done boys for finding eggs a dozen.
Your prize today is a chocolate fountain!
We did indeed round off the hunt with a chocolate fountain but a fondue is a much more convenient alternative. Both, however, have the benefit of being accompanied by fresh fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, and banana, or marshmallows and biscuits.
To make Milk Chocolate Fondue
- 8oz milk chocolate
- 1/2 cup of cream
- 2 tablespoons kirsch, or a few drops of vanilla or orange essence
- Fresh fruit, cake and biscuits, for serving
- Grate chocolate and put into fondue pot with cream
- Stir well and heat gently, stirring until chocolate is melted
- Serve with choice of accompaniments for dipping