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Disappeared and Abducted Children and Young Adults => Madeleine McCann (3) disappeared from her parent's holiday apartment at Ocean Club, Praia da Luz, Portugal on 3 May 2007. No trace of her has ever been found. => Topic started by: ShiningInLuz on April 20, 2019, 04:34:51 PM

Title: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: ShiningInLuz on April 20, 2019, 04:34:51 PM
There is to be NO discussion of the Madeleine case on this thread.  That's why it is simply light entertainment for Easter.  OK?

My son-in-law is out in the garden right now mowing the lawn.  We have our family visiting (2 adults + 3 children).  The plan is to have an Easter BBQ tomorrow.  The shopping has been done.  We are now fingers-crossed on the weather.  That has been good from the point of watering our crops and replenishing our reservoirs, but what we need tomorrow is a dry day.  Not necessarily sunny, just dry.

In total between us, we have 5 young children.  Plus a bucketload of Ester eggs purchased today.  Plus a lawn currently being mowed.

We're working hard at arranging an Easter egg hunt for the littlies.

What are you getting up to this Easter?

 8((()*/
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: barrier on April 20, 2019, 05:38:55 PM
There is to be NO discussion of the Madeleine case on this thread.  That's why it is simply light entertainment for Easter.  OK?

My son-in-law is out in the garden right now mowing the lawn.  We have our family visiting (2 adults + 3 children).  The plan is to have an Easter BBQ tomorrow.  The shopping has been done.  We are now fingers-crossed on the weather.  That has been good from the point of watering our crops and replenishing our reservoirs, but what we need tomorrow is a dry day.  Not necessarily sunny, just dry.

In total between us, we have 5 young children.  Plus a bucketload of Ester eggs purchased today.  Plus a lawn currently being mowed.

We're working hard at arranging an Easter egg hunt for the littlies.

What are you getting up to this Easter?

 8((()*/

Nowt special,daughters aren't home, all to do with work commitments on Monday.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Erngath on April 20, 2019, 05:41:58 PM
There is to be NO discussion of the Madeleine case on this thread.  That's why it is simply light entertainment for Easter.  OK?

My son-in-law is out in the garden right now mowing the lawn.  We have our family visiting (2 adults + 3 children).  The plan is to have an Easter BBQ tomorrow.  The shopping has been done.  We are now fingers-crossed on the weather.  That has been good from the point of watering our crops and replenishing our reservoirs, but what we need tomorrow is a dry day.  Not necessarily sunny, just dry.

In total between us, we have 5 young children.  Plus a bucketload of Ester eggs purchased today.  Plus a lawn currently being mowed.

We're working hard at arranging an Easter egg hunt for the littlies.

What are you getting up to this Easter?

 8((()*/

We're having beautiful weather.
Easter Sunday is expected to be just as lovely.
We are preparing to have sixteen for dinner.
No barbecue, my hubby hates them..

There will be the traditional Easter egg hunt for the grandchildren who are now twenty, eighteen, fifteen thirteen and twelve.lol.
Two new additions to the Easter fun, both grandsons have girlfriends,
The morning will begin with going to  church.
Then it will be busy, busy busy.
The family chip in with the cooking.
One  daughter  in law making Daupinoise, a grandson making cauliflower cheese, one son making Minestrone soup and one of the girlfriends making Polish cheesecake.
Cooking four different roasts.
Lamb, roast beef, turkey and Quorn.
All very traditional.
Easter blessings to all.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Faithlilly on April 20, 2019, 05:59:02 PM
I’m giving the maid the day off.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Vertigo Swirl on April 20, 2019, 06:47:49 PM
Faithlilly’s maid is coming to visit me.  We’re going to have a right laugh!
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: G-Unit on April 20, 2019, 07:00:49 PM
We're having beautiful weather.
Easter Sunday is expected to be just as lovely.
We are preparing to have sixteen for dinner.
No barbecue, my hubby hates them..

There will be the traditional Easter egg hunt for the grandchildren who are now twenty, eighteen, fifteen thirteen and twelve.lol.
Two new additions to the Easter fun, both grandsons have girlfriends,
The morning will begin with going to  church.
Then it will be busy, busy busy.
The family chip in with the cooking.
One  daughter  in law making Daupinoise, a grandson making cauliflower cheese, one son making Minestrone soup and one of the girlfriends making Polish cheesecake.
Cooking four different roasts.
Lamb, roast beef, turkey and Quorn.
All very traditional.
Easter blessings to all.

I used to do things like that; fun but hard work too.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Erngath on April 20, 2019, 07:08:47 PM
I used to do things like that; fun but hard work too.

Indeed it is!
Normally if there is a crowd,  we buy  Chinese Take away.
Just doesn't seem right for Easter.
I'm in the process of reducing the times we do the hosting. 8((()*/
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Erngath on April 20, 2019, 07:09:56 PM
Faithlilly’s maid is coming to visit me.  We’re going to have a right laugh!

Is the maid doing the cooking on her day off?
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Davel on April 20, 2019, 07:16:22 PM
I used to do things like that; fun but hard work too.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: G-Unit on April 20, 2019, 07:17:02 PM
Indeed it is!
Normally if there is a crowd,  we buy  Chinese Take away.
Just doesn't seem right for Easter.
I'm in the process of reducing the times we do the hosting. 8((()*/

I moved to a smaller place lol.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Vertigo Swirl on April 20, 2019, 11:24:49 PM
Is the maid doing the cooking on her day off?
No I shall be providing tea and sympathy :-)
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 21, 2019, 09:19:00 AM

I was invited out to dinner last night and had Raclette for the first time ever.  It was excellent, and so was the company.

My cheese, by the way.  Courtesy of The Food Bank.  They seem to have quite a lot of that at the moment.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: G-Unit on April 21, 2019, 09:31:49 AM
I was invited out to dinner last night and had Raclette for the first time ever.  It was excellent, and so was the company.

My cheese, by the way.  Courtesy of The Food Bank.  They seem to have quite a lot of that at the moment.

Is Easter a very religious occasion in France?
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 21, 2019, 09:43:27 AM
Is Easter a very religious occasion in France?

Easter is wholly Religious in France, but all of the shops are open, even on Easter Friday Morning.  France is a Catholic Country, but a bit laid back about it all.  It seems to me to be more of a way of life than a Religion.  People are inherently kind in a way in which disappeared from Britain a very long time ago.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Davel on April 21, 2019, 09:47:46 AM
Easter is wholly Religious in France, but all of the shops are open, even on Easter Friday Morning.  France is a Catholic Country, but a bit laid back about it all.  It seems to me to be more of a way of life than a Religion.  People are inherently kind in a way in which disappeared from Britain a very long time ago.

There are still inherently kind people in the UK.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 21, 2019, 09:58:27 AM
There are still inherently kind people in the UK.

I suppose I could hope so.  I don't go there anymore, so it is no longer an issue for me.

The people who invited us to dinner are English, but they have been here for a long time.  I am having The Pug put down next week and the wife is taking me because she knows that I will find it hard to handle.  I didn't ask, she offered.  That is kind.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: ShiningInLuz on April 21, 2019, 10:06:43 AM
I was invited out to dinner last night and had Raclette for the first time ever.  It was excellent, and so was the company.

My cheese, by the way.  Courtesy of The Food Bank.  They seem to have quite a lot of that at the moment.

I am thinking about starting up another thread that has nothing to do with MBM, and I found your post extremely interesting on 3 different fronts.

As for the Algarve, at this very moment in time, the sky is perfect azure, with not a cloud in sight.  It looks like our BBQ, scheduled for 3pm on our main patio, is definitely ON.

I have been instructed by my beloved that as it will be a large family gathering (8 adults, 5 kids), I have to pack in at least 2 walkies with Gonçalo before prep and people start.  I have just returned from walkie #1.  So I am on schedule.

Do we have a table long enough for 8 adults?  Dunno.  I reckon we will have to improvise.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: ShiningInLuz on April 21, 2019, 10:10:44 AM
I suppose I could hope so.  I don't go there anymore, so it is no longer an issue for me.

The people who invited us to dinner are English, but they have been here for a long time.  I am having The Pug put down next week and the wife is taking me because she knows that I will find it hard to handle.  I didn't ask, she offered.  That is kind.
Best wishes re your dog.  I had to take one of the family's dogs to his end of time at the vet, and I found it extremely distressing.

Stay strong and remember the good memories.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: G-Unit on April 21, 2019, 10:34:34 AM
I suppose I could hope so.  I don't go there anymore, so it is no longer an issue for me.

The people who invited us to dinner are English, but they have been here for a long time.  I am having The Pug put down next week and the wife is taking me because she knows that I will find it hard to handle.  I didn't ask, she offered.  That is kind.

Poor you. I've only had to take a dog to it's end once and it's awful. If they're no longer enjoying life it's kinder than letting them carry on though.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: barrier on April 21, 2019, 10:37:17 AM
Pets and family,nothing but heartache.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 21, 2019, 10:58:49 AM
Best wishes re your dog.  I had to take one of the family's dogs to his end of time at the vet, and I found it extremely distressing.

Stay strong and remember the good memories.

I did the last one on my own.  My precious Romulus.  It was awful.  He had been mine since the day he was born.  Which is why I have been procrastinating.  But I have help this time.

Poor little Pug.  Not a nasty thing about her.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 21, 2019, 11:02:59 AM
I am thinking about starting up another thread that has nothing to do with MBM, and I found your post extremely interesting on 3 different fronts.

As for the Algarve, at this very moment in time, the sky is perfect azure, with not a cloud in sight.  It looks like our BBQ, scheduled for 3pm on our main patio, is definitely ON.

I have been instructed by my beloved that as it will be a large family gathering (8 adults, 5 kids), I have to pack in at least 2 walkies with Gonçalo before prep and people start.  I have just returned from walkie #1.  So I am on schedule.

Do we have a table long enough for 8 adults?  Dunno.  I reckon we will have to improvise.

I might have a BBQ on my birthday.  It depends on the weather.  You can never tell in May.

I do have a spare plastic table that comes in handy to fit on the end of the main garden table.

I hope you have a lovely time.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 21, 2019, 11:06:23 AM
Poor you. I've only had to take a dog to it's end once and it's awful. If they're no longer enjoying life it's kinder than letting them carry on though.

The trouble here is that you never can tell with Charlotte.  She still eats like a horse but is getting thiner.  The rest of the time she sleeps and pees.  Not much quality of life anymore, but someone has to decide.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 21, 2019, 11:12:12 AM

Sorry if I put a damper on things.  It will all be alright.  Time to go, Sweetie.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: G-Unit on April 21, 2019, 11:16:38 AM
I am thinking about starting up another thread that has nothing to do with MBM, and I found your post extremely interesting on 3 different fronts.

As for the Algarve, at this very moment in time, the sky is perfect azure, with not a cloud in sight.  It looks like our BBQ, scheduled for 3pm on our main patio, is definitely ON.

I have been instructed by my beloved that as it will be a large family gathering (8 adults, 5 kids), I have to pack in at least 2 walkies with Gonçalo before prep and people start.  I have just returned from walkie #1.  So I am on schedule.

Do we have a table long enough for 8 adults?  Dunno.  I reckon we will have to improvise.

It's a beautiful day where I am too. I rhink it's more of a surprise here than where you are though.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: ShiningInLuz on April 21, 2019, 11:17:11 AM
I might have a BBQ on my birthday.  It depends on the weather.  You can never tell in May.

I do have a spare plastic table that comes in handy to fit on the end of the main garden table.

I hope you have a lovely time.

If you care to PM me with your birthday date, I will be happy to start up my next 'light and frothy' thread vaguely sometimes thereabout.

My beloved's birthday happens to be in early May.  Taurus.  As far as I can tell from astrology, we are supposed to be incompatible.

Our silver wedding comes up in 18 months time, so I guess we must be doing something right.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: G-Unit on April 21, 2019, 11:19:42 AM
Pets and family,nothing but heartache.

Oh no. there's joy and entertainment value too.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 21, 2019, 11:23:01 AM
If you care to PM me with your birthday date, I will be happy to start up my next 'light and frothy' thread vaguely sometimes thereabout.

My beloved's birthday happens to be in early May.  Taurus.  As far as I can tell from astrology, we are supposed to be incompatible.

Our silver wedding comes up in 18 months time, so I guess we must be doing something right.

Will do.  Another act of kindness.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: G-Unit on April 21, 2019, 11:25:11 AM
If you care to PM me with your birthday date, I will be happy to start up my next 'light and frothy' thread vaguely sometimes thereabout.

My beloved's birthday happens to be in early May.  Taurus.  As far as I can tell from astrology, we are supposed to be incompatible.

Our silver wedding comes up in 18 months time, so I guess we must be doing something right.

I'm Taurus too, and married a Virgo in 1965. Maybe Taureans are long-suffering lol?
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: barrier on April 21, 2019, 11:26:43 AM
Oh no. there's joy and entertainment value too.


Oh I agree,it as its moments.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: barrier on April 21, 2019, 11:27:27 AM
I'm Taurus too, and married a Virgo in 1965. Maybe Taureans are long-suffering lol?

The wife and I share the same birthday,both taureans.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: ShiningInLuz on April 21, 2019, 11:32:05 AM
It's a beautiful day where I am too. I rhink it's more of a surprise here than where you are though.
I watched the footie highlights this morning, and AFAIK, every game was under a lot of sun.

I actually watch the BBC weather forecasts regularly, because for a microsecond they show what is predicted for Spain and Portugal.

Highs, lows, depressions?  Tail of which storm coming in from the Atlantic?

I haven't yet found a Portuguese web site that does the same.

Enjoy your Easter Sunday.

My doggy has had walkie#1.  He has also had his favourite breakfast.

Things are already getting busy in the garden, so I need to get him out for walkie#2, as per instructed.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 21, 2019, 11:32:49 AM
The wife and I share the same birthday,both taureans.

My first husband was a Taurean as well, and that didn't end well.  I have only had two, by the way.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: barrier on April 21, 2019, 11:34:40 AM
My first husband was a Taurean as well, and that didn't end well.  I have only had two, by the way.


I've only the one,wife that is.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 21, 2019, 11:38:24 AM

I've only the one,wife that is.

I sometimes wish that I had only had one husband.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: kizzy on April 21, 2019, 11:51:41 AM
I'm Taurus too, and married a Virgo in 1965. Maybe Taureans are long-suffering lol?

Same here but other half cancerian. We are compatable though -  soul mate and best friend.


How strange is this lol - surely not the real thing

Easter bunny hunt 10 am

Easter bunny breakfast 11 am
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: ShiningInLuz on April 21, 2019, 11:58:58 AM
Same here but other half cancerian. We are compatable though -  soul mate and best friend.


How strange is this lol - surely not the real thing

Easter bunny hunt 10 am

Easter bunny breakfast 11 am

So how did it go?
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: kizzy on April 21, 2019, 12:45:35 PM
So how did it go?


Terrible Sil.

No hunting bunnies - and poached egg on toast for breakfast.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: kizzy on April 21, 2019, 12:54:13 PM
So how did it go?

Seriously it was my daughter and nieces who went - with little ones.

Nothing but tantrums and tears it seems for the ones who couldn't find eggs.

So sad really how some kids find everything a competition and not the fun of it anymore.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Angelo222 on April 21, 2019, 01:29:36 PM
Easter is wholly Religious in France, but all of the shops are open, even on Easter Friday Morning.  France is a Catholic Country, but a bit laid back about it all.  It seems to me to be more of a way of life than a Religion.  People are inherently kind in a way in which disappeared from Britain a very long time ago.

You shouldn't tar all of Britain with the same brush Eleanor.  There are many communities which still respect traditional British values despite the greed which has found its way in more recently.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Angelo222 on April 21, 2019, 01:35:02 PM
I did the last one on my own.  My precious Romulus.  It was awful.  He had been mine since the day he was born.  Which is why I have been procrastinating.  But I have help this time.

Poor little Pug.  Not a nasty thing about her.

One gets so attached to animals that we encounter every day so having them put down is always traumatic.  I will be thinking of you and Pug next week Eleanor.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Angelo222 on April 21, 2019, 01:44:47 PM
I watched the footie highlights this morning, and AFAIK, every game was under a lot of sun.

I actually watch the BBC weather forecasts regularly, because for a microsecond they show what is predicted for Spain and Portugal.

Highs, lows, depressions?  Tail of which storm coming in from the Atlantic?

I haven't yet found a Portuguese web site that does the same.

Enjoy your Easter Sunday.

My doggy has had walkie#1.  He has also had his favourite breakfast.

Things are already getting busy in the garden, so I need to get him out for walkie#2, as per instructed.

There's a brilliant site you can use to see the current weather anywhere in the world real time or as a forecast, it loads instantly and that is what I like about it.  You can view it as an App or just type in  www.windy.com

Looks like the Algarve will have lots of sun and very little wind today.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 21, 2019, 02:11:18 PM
One gets so attached to animals that we encounter every day so having them put down is always traumatic.  I will be thinking of you and Pug next week Eleanor.

Thank you.  I am beginning to feel much better about it now.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: John on April 21, 2019, 02:24:17 PM
Thank you.  I am beginning to feel much better about it now.

So sorry to hear this Eleanor, I know how attached you can get to dogs.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 21, 2019, 02:29:19 PM
So sorry to hear this Eleanor, I know how attached you can get to dogs.

Thank you, John.  I am going to tell her, you know, that lots of people care about her.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Faithlilly on April 21, 2019, 02:44:40 PM
Thank you.  I am beginning to feel much better about it now.

I think it’s easier once you have made that decision Eleanor and its the kindest thing you can do for her now, remember that.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 21, 2019, 03:00:20 PM
I think it’s easier once you have made that decision Eleanor and its the kindest thing you can do for her now, remember that.

Thank you, Faith.  I will remember that.  Phew.  Saying I am going to do it was the hard bit.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: ShiningInLuz on April 21, 2019, 03:24:45 PM
There's a brilliant site you can use to see the current weather anywhere in the world real time or as a forecast, it loads instantly and that is what I like about it.  You can view it as an App or just type in  www.windy.com

Looks like the Algarve will have lots of sun and very little wind today.

Thanks for the link.  It is indeed lots of sun and very little wind today.

I need to nip into the Habana and get them to sort out their webcam.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Vertigo Swirl on April 21, 2019, 03:46:21 PM
I'm Taurus too, and married a Virgo in 1965. Maybe Taureans are long-suffering lol?
Taureans are notoriously stubborn, now it all makes sense!  @)(++(*
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Vertigo Swirl on April 21, 2019, 03:48:49 PM
Sorry if I put a damper on things.  It will all be alright.  Time to go, Sweetie.
I shall be thinking of you, such a sad time the end of a pet’s life.  We were all in bits when Harriet died and she was only a silly little hamster.  Love to you and the Pug xx
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 21, 2019, 05:18:56 PM
I shall be thinking of you, such a sad time the end of a pet’s life.  We were all in bits when Harriet died and she was only a silly little hamster.  Love to you and the Pug xx

Thanks, VS.  Charlotte has just had the remains of a roast beef dinner.  I shall have to be careful or she might think something funny is going on.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: G-Unit on April 21, 2019, 08:30:46 PM
Did people hunt for Easter Eggs as children or is it a recent development? I got one chocolate Easter Egg and my children got one each. On Good Friday everyone went up a local hill. You had hard boiled eggs dyed different colours to roll down the hill. The tradition still survives;

Thousands step up for Good Friday Pike trek
https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/8991039.thousands-step-up-for-good-friday-pike-trek/

My Mum always made a Simnel Cake for Easter Sinday tea.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Angelo222 on April 22, 2019, 12:23:35 AM
Did people hunt for Easter Eggs as children or is it a recent development? I got one chocolate Easter Egg and my children got one each. On Good Friday everyone went up a local hill. You had hard boiled eggs dyed different colours to roll down the hill. The tradition still survives;

Thousands step up for Good Friday Pike trek
https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/8991039.thousands-step-up-for-good-friday-pike-trek/

My Mum always made a Simnel Cake for Easter Sinday tea.

I remember the painted hard boiled eggs.  Cadbury et all have since hijacked Easter for their own ends.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: mrswah on April 22, 2019, 09:46:00 AM
I remember the painted hard boiled eggs.  Cadbury et all have since hijacked Easter for their own ends.

I remember making painted eggs at school. We pierced an (ordinary) egg with a pin at either end, then blew out the contents (how wasteful!), then painted the shell.

Have never been on an Easter egg hunt, but have just received some photos of my 20 month old grandson in Canada taking part in his first one!

I reckon Cadbury et al have hijacked both Easter and Christmas for their own ends!

Happy Holidays everyone. Have to "spit out" my good news: my new granddaughter was born on Saturday-------and this grandchild lives in England!
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: G-Unit on April 22, 2019, 09:55:15 AM
I remember making painted eggs at school. We pierced an (ordinary) egg with a pin at either end, then blew out the contents (how wasteful!), then painted the shell.

Have never been on an Easter egg hunt, but have just received some photos of my 20 month old grandson in Canada taking part in his first one!

I reckon Cadbury et al have hijacked both Easter and Christmas for their own ends!

Happy Holidays everyone. Have to "spit out" my good news: my new granddaughter was born on Saturday-------and this grandchild lives in England!

Yes, at least we ate our dyed eggs. Congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter; a cuddleable grandchild is lovely. Happy holiday!
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: kizzy on April 22, 2019, 09:55:58 AM
Did people hunt for Easter Eggs as children or is it a recent development? I got one chocolate Easter Egg and my children got one each. On Good Friday everyone went up a local hill. You had hard boiled eggs dyed different colours to roll down the hill. The tradition still survives;

Thousands step up for Good Friday Pike trek
https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/8991039.thousands-step-up-for-good-friday-pike-trek/

My Mum always made a Simnel Cake for Easter Sinday tea.



We didn't have egg hunt we got one egg good Friday one Easter Sunday and one Easter Monday.

I remember the best thing about Easter was making  Easter bonnets with real daffodil and colored crepe paper.

Also hot cross buns - and painting eggs. Just simple things and fun, commercialism IMO have taken the pleasure from it now.

The most memorable one was when my dad worked in Holland -  and brought us an easter egg in a 24" box with a beautiful crinoline lady on the front.

I remember as well easter eggs were a lot more expensive -  than they are today and more appreciated.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: G-Unit on April 22, 2019, 10:36:24 AM


We didn't have egg hunt we got one egg good Friday one Easter Sunday and one Easter Monday.

I remember the best thing about Easter was making  Easter bonnets with real daffodil and colored crepe paper.

Also hot cross buns - and painting eggs. Just simple things and fun, commercialism IMO have taken the pleasure from it now.

The most memorable one was when my dad worked in Holland -  and brought us an easter egg in a 24" box with a beautiful crinoline lady on the front.

I remember as well easter eggs were a lot more expensive -  than they are today and more appreciated.

We had a problem in our house with eating chocolate eggs bought for others. More than once I had to go out and buy more because we'd given in to temptation.  I also remember my eldest daughter returning at Easter expecting her chocolate egg to be there dispite her having married and moved out. She was right too, it was there waiting for her.

I never really took to Easter bonnets, but I debeloped a habit at one time of making birthday hats for special birthdays. I would decorate them with all sorts of things; baby photos, birthday badges and poems but also little containers with streamers and party poppers in them. They were very popular and a good way of spotting the birthday person from afar. Until others took a fancy to them as the celebrations wore on, that is. My son was born on 1st January and he got his 18th birthday hat at midnight on New Year's Eve, along with his first legal pint off his Dad.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: ShiningInLuz on April 22, 2019, 10:47:33 AM
We had a problem in our house with eating chocolate eggs bought for others. More than once I had to go out and buy more because we'd given in to temptation.  I also remember my eldest daughter returning at Easter expecting her chocolate egg to be there dispite her having married and moved out. She was right too, it was there waiting for her.

I never really took to Easter bonnets, but I debeloped a habit at one time of making birthday hats for special birthdays. I would decorate them with all sorts of things; baby photos, birthday badges and poems but also little containers with streamers and party poppers in them. They were very popular and a good way of spotting the birthday person from afar. Until others took a fancy to them as the celebrations wore on, that is. My son was born on 1st January and he got his 18th birthday hat at midnight on New Year's Eve, along with his first legal pint off his Dad.

It's a nice tale, is it not?

Here's my Easter tale, short and simple.

We've had 'rough' weather here, on and off, recently.  But Easter Sunday was stonking hot.  The kids couldn't have an Easter egg hunt in the garden because the chocolate would melt.  So we swapped to plan B and held it indoors.

PS I also remember the ceremony of hard-boiling eggs, painting them, and rolling them down hills.  Great fun!
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: G-Unit on April 22, 2019, 11:12:40 AM
It is said that associating eggs with Easter was an example of adopting existing traditions into Christianity. Was there a Saxon Goddess named Eostre with a spring feast day associated with eggs? Quite possubly.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_rolling#History
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: ShiningInLuz on April 22, 2019, 11:34:30 AM
It is said that associating eggs with Easter was an example of adopting existing traditions into Christianity. Was there a Saxon Goddess named Eostre with a spring feast day associated with eggs? Quite possubly.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_rolling#History
You might well be correct.

I had assumed it was connected to rolling the rock away at the opening to Christ's tomb.

But then I am an atheist, so what would I know about Christianity?
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 22, 2019, 11:37:51 AM
You might well be correct.

I had assumed it was connected to rolling the rock away at the opening to Christ's tomb.

But then I am an atheist, so what would I know about Christianity?

Who knows what The Pagans got up to?  So many ancient traditions were stolen and then incorporated into Christianity.

Jesus was born in April, by the way.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Erngath on April 22, 2019, 11:51:14 AM
Picking up on all the posts.
I hope everyone had a lovely day.
Next Easter, definitely Chinese takeaway, still tidying up!

@ Eleanor, I'm sorry about your little pug Charlotte.
Will be thinking of you both.x

My hubby is a Taurean, not nearly as stubborn as me!
I'm a Pisces.
Don't know if Taureans and Pisces are compatible but as we've just celebrated our Golden Wedding, so far so good!!

@ Mrs Wah many congratulations on the birth of your grand daughter.

Here, traditionally  painted hard boiled eggs were rolled on Easter Monday.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 22, 2019, 12:04:55 PM
Picking up on all the posts.
I hope everyone had a lovely day.
Next Easter, definitely Chinese takeaway, still tidying up!

@ Eleanor, I'm sorry about your little pug Charlotte.
Will be thinking of you both.x

My hubby is a Taurean, not nearly as stubborn as me!
I'm a Pisces.
Don't know if Taureans and Pisces are compatible but as we've just celebrated our Golden Wedding, so far so good!!

@ Mrs Wah many congratulations on the birth of your grand daughter.

Here, traditionally  painted hard boiled eggs were rolled on Easter Monday.

Thanks, Erngath.  Charlotte is being spoilt rotten at the moment.  Not that she ever wasn't.  There is absolutely nothing horrid about her.
I will be telling her all about you all on her way to the Vet's.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: ShiningInLuz on April 22, 2019, 12:17:30 PM
Picking up on all the posts.
I hope everyone had a lovely day.
Next Easter, definitely Chinese takeaway, still tidying up!

@ Eleanor, I'm sorry about your little pug Charlotte.
Will be thinking of you both.x

My hubby is a Taurean, not nearly as stubborn as me!
'm a Pisces.
Don't know if Taureans and Pisces are compatible but as we've just celebrated our Golden Wedding, so far so good!!

@ Mrs Way many congratulations on the birth of your grand daughter.

Here, traditionally  painted hard boiled eggs were rolled on Easter Monday.

Many congratulations on your golden wedding.  We still have 18 months to go to clock up our silver.

On the parent's of my wife's parent's 50th, we organised a golden wedding celebration in a local restaurant called the Kam Tong.  We had huge numbers of family there, so we fully occupied the upstairs.

The meal was good.  The conviviality was better.  My beloved's parents thoroughly enjoyed it.  But the highlight of the night was a message from Elizabeth II, her majesty the Queen.

We did not arrange that. And I doubt that Queen Elizabeth monitors golden weddings.

Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: G-Unit on April 22, 2019, 12:25:11 PM
Who knows what The Pagans got up to?  So many ancient traditions were stolen and then incorporated into Christianity.

Jesus was born in April, by the way.

I have a granddaughter who celebrates Yule instead of Christmas.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: G-Unit on April 22, 2019, 12:32:58 PM
Picking up on all the posts.
I hope everyone had a lovely day.
Next Easter, definitely Chinese takeaway, still tidying up!

@ Eleanor, I'm sorry about your little pug Charlotte.
Will be thinking of you both.x

My hubby is a Taurean, not nearly as stubborn as me!
I'm a Pisces.
Don't know if Taureans and Pisces are compatible but as we've just celebrated our Golden Wedding, so far so good!!

@ Mrs Wah many congratulations on the birth of your grand daughter.

Here, traditionally  painted hard boiled eggs were rolled on Easter Monday.

I think Pisces are more likely to 'go with the flow', which stubborn Taureans don't do, so a reasonable match. I found the hosting great, but I still remember the clearing up which definitely wasn't fun. I hope you had a lovely time though making memories.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 22, 2019, 12:34:29 PM
I have a granddaughter who celebrates Yule instead of Christmas.

It was all so much more simple in days of Yore.  A celebration to tide them over until Spring.  This is how I deal with Noel.  The Winter Solstice.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: mrswah on April 22, 2019, 12:53:29 PM
Thanks, Erngath.  Charlotte is being spoilt rotten at the moment.  Not that she ever wasn't.  There is absolutely nothing horrid about her.
I will be telling her all about you all on her way to the Vet's.

Just read the previous pages-----so sorry about your dog, Eleanor.  We have a little dog, and we can't imagine life without her, although she's a terror for paper, and ate part of my hubby's textbook the other day!
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: G-Unit on April 22, 2019, 12:56:19 PM
It was all so much more simple in days of Yore.  A celebration to tide them over until Spring.  This is how I deal with Noel.  The Winter Solstice.

Winter must have seemed very long in the olden days. Not much comfort and not much to do. That's probably why Yule was celebrated on the shortest day of the year. Longer days and springtime were on their way. Shrove Tuesday seems to be specifically Christian, rather than related to pre-Christian practices.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 22, 2019, 01:05:49 PM
Just read the previous pages-----so sorry about your dog, Eleanor.  We have a little dog, and we can't imagine life without her, although she's a terror for paper, and ate part of my hubby's textbook the other day!

Thanks, mrswah.  I have only had her since she was six years old, but apart from peeing on the floor she has never done anything to be cross about.  She is thirteen years old now and I hope she has had a good time with me.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: kizzy on April 22, 2019, 01:44:51 PM
Thanks, mrswah.  I have only had her since she was six years old, but apart from peeing on the floor she has never done anything to be cross about.  She is thirteen years old now and I hope she has had a good time with me.

Aww charlottes time with you will have been her best time - even  up to the end

When we said goodbye to our old boy a friend sent me this video - it made me smile to know I had done all that.

Things a dog lover should never forget

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM6GWiD5FuA
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Erngath on April 22, 2019, 08:34:40 PM
Many congratulations on your golden wedding.  We still have 18 months to go to clock up our silver.

On the parent's of my wife's parent's 50th, we organised a golden wedding celebration in a local restaurant called the Kam Tong.  We had huge numbers of family there, so we fully occupied the upstairs.

The meal was good.  The conviviality was better.  My beloved's parents thoroughly enjoyed it.  But the highlight of the night was a message from Elizabeth II, her majesty the Queen.

We did not arrange that. And I doubt that Queen Elizabeth monitors golden weddings.

Thank  you for your kind congratulations.
We had a celebration in a local hotel.
About fifty guests, family and friends for dinner.
No telegram from the Queen....I believe now that has stopped and only begins at Diamond weddings.
Its not something we would wish but I'm sure for many it is special to have.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Carana on April 22, 2019, 08:57:26 PM
So sorry, Eleanor. I know only too well that dreaded moment of the last trip to the vet.  8(8-))
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 22, 2019, 09:10:13 PM
So sorry, Eleanor. I know only too well that dreaded moment of the last trip to the vet.  8(8-))

Thanks, Carana.  I've got a week to spoil her a bit, and some help from a friend this time.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: G-Unit on April 22, 2019, 09:12:13 PM
I once made a rather unusual trip to the vets with a buzzard. I put it in the car boot in a cardboard box and my daughter and I opened the boot very cautiously, peering in through a small gap first in case it was no linger in the box. Very large birds they are; not something you want to get too close to.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Faithlilly on April 24, 2019, 12:47:32 AM
When children we had a very docile cocker spaniel called Daisy who had never gone further than our back gate unless on a lead. She was old and arthritic and was beginning to become incontinent so my parents decided it was best to send her to rainbow bridge. My mum phoned the vet and made the appointment then went about her business. When the time came to take her to vets Daisy was nowhere to be found and hasn’t been seen to this very day. My sister swears that she heard my mum making the appointment with the vet and had it on her toes.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 24, 2019, 01:02:28 AM
When children we had a very docile cocker spaniel called Daisy who had never gone further than our back gate unless on a lead. She was old and arthritic and was beginning to become incontinent so my parents decided it was best to send her to rainbow bridge. My mum phoned the vet and made the appointment then went about her business. When the time came to take her to vets Daisy was nowhere to be found and hasn’t been seen to this very day. My sister swears that she heard my mum making the appointment with the vet and had it on her toes.

Charlotte hasn't peed in the house for two days, so I am beginning to wonder.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: G-Unit on April 24, 2019, 07:05:04 AM
My father in law went on holiday and left his dog with my brother in law. The dog disappeared and my vrother in law was so upset. He combed the area but couldn't find it. He had to confess to his Dad when he returned. My father in law went home and found the dog by his back gate. He had travelled 10 miles along a route he had never travelled except by car.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on April 24, 2019, 09:47:27 AM

I think I have just about had Dogs for a minute.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Miss Taken Identity on May 01, 2019, 12:52:23 AM
I think I have just about had Dogs for a minute.

Losing a pet is like losing a member of the family. I genuinley go into mourning it is like a bearvement.

Hope you cope ok Eleanor. GET another one soon...
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on May 01, 2019, 11:30:52 AM
Losing a pet is like losing a member of the family. I genuinley go into mourning it is like a bearvement.

Hope you cope ok Eleanor. GET another one soon...

Thanks, Mistaken.  I already have a monstrous Dachshund puppy who is a complete pain in the butt, when he isn't being very sweet.

Tomorrow is The Day.  But you all have helped with your kindness.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: The General on May 01, 2019, 11:35:45 AM
Losing a pet is like losing a member of the family. I genuinley go into mourning it is like a bearvement.

Hope you cope ok Eleanor. GET another one soon...

Thanks, Mistaken.  I already have a monstrous Dachshund puppy who is a complete pain in the butt, when he isn't being very sweet.

Tomorrow is The Day.  But you all have helped with your kindness.
Easy to say, but focus on the great comfort your dog has given you over the years, and the life you gave the dog.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: ShiningInLuz on May 01, 2019, 11:47:34 AM
In Portugal, the term 'pet' translates as 'animals of estimation' or 'esteemed animals'.  The ones we look after, care for, and miss them when there gone.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on May 01, 2019, 11:55:22 AM
Thank you also, General.

Charlotte has always been a bit difficult, which might be why I have tried so hard with her.  She is the only dog I have ever rescued, so perhaps "Pay Back" for all of the other trouble free dogs I have owned.

And this is the first dog that I have had to make a decision about.  The rest were all immediate decisions.

But it is time for her to go.

PugLove has been of enormous help to me over the years, but then she understands Pugs so much better than I ever did.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: The General on May 01, 2019, 12:11:59 PM
In Portugal, the term 'pet' translates as 'animals of estimation' or 'esteemed animals'.  The ones we look after, care for, and miss them when there gone.
....who's cutting onions, ffs?.....
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on May 01, 2019, 12:16:06 PM
In Portugal, the term 'pet' translates as 'animals of estimation' or 'esteemed animals'.  The ones we look after, care for, and miss them when there gone.

Some more so than others, I have found, although they should all be treated well because they are dependant.

To say that I like dogs better than people would be silly.

The death of only one dog really desolated me.   I was totally distraught for weeks, months even. He wasn't the first or the last.  But it has raised it's head yet again, and that was nearly fifty years ago.  He was buried by my family who were all quite young at the time.  The rest all went to some landfill.

But Charlotte will be buried under the proverbial Oak Tree by my son, and I feel better about that.



Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Erngath on May 01, 2019, 12:29:16 PM
Some more so than others, I have found, although they should all be treated well because they are dependant.

To say that I like dogs better than people would be silly.

The death of only one dog really desolated me.   I was totally distraught for weeks, months even. He wasn't the first or the last.  But it has raised it's head yet again, and that was nearly fifty years ago.  He was buried by my family who were all quite young at the time.  The rest all went to some landfill.

But Charlotte will be buried under the proverbial Oak Tree by my son, and I feel better about that.

That is a lovely resting place for Charlotte.

It's the norm nowadays to name a cat or a dog with a human name.
Yes, I'm guilty too.

No more Fido or Lassie or Tiddles etc.

Years ago I was proudly pushing a pram with our first grand daughter in it.
A nice old lady stopped to look in the pram and admire the baby.
She asked the baby's name and when I replied, she pointed to her little dog and said that's the same as my dog!!!

I wasn't impressed. Lol.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: kizzy on May 01, 2019, 12:34:43 PM
Thank you also, General.

Charlotte has always been a bit difficult, which might be why I have tried so hard with her.  She is the only dog I have ever rescued, so perhaps "Pay Back" for all of the other trouble free dogs I have owned.

And this is the first dog that I have had to make a decision about.  The rest were all immediate decisions.

But it is time for her to go.

PugLove has been of enormous help to me over the years, but then she understands Pugs so much better than I ever did.


Aw bless you both. x
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on May 01, 2019, 02:32:32 PM
That is a lovely resting place for Charlotte.

It's the norm nowadays to name a cat or a dog with a human name.
Yes, I'm guilty too.

No more Fido or Lassie or Tiddles etc.

Years ago I was proudly pushing a pram with our first grand daughter in it.
A nice old lady stopped to look in the pram and admire the baby.
She asked the baby's name and when I replied, she pointed to her little dog and said that's the same as my dog!!!

I wasn't impressed. Lol.

The name Charlotte has always been a mystery to me.  She is a Sidney if ever I saw one.  But I shall have to wait for the year of The "S" in France for the next one.

The rest of my dogs all had frightfully snobby classical names.  Hamlet, Romulus, Remus, Paris, Portia, Artemis, Genevieve.
I might try Laertes or Polonius if I get the chance. My days with dogs are not done yet.  There will always be another one.

Ooh, Shylock perhaps.  I played Shylock in a school play once.  Always the best part in that misbegotten play.

O'Connor the Dachshund?  He came with that name.  I was going to call him Oslo or Omega, but I wasn't unhappy with O'Connor, so I decided to keep it.  A jolly good name for a German Sausage Dog who is owned by a misplaced Irish Dog Ijiot.

A demain.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Lace on May 01, 2019, 05:09:22 PM
Thank you also, General.

Charlotte has always been a bit difficult, which might be why I have tried so hard with her.  She is the only dog I have ever rescued, so perhaps "Pay Back" for all of the other trouble free dogs I have owned.

And this is the first dog that I have had to make a decision about.  The rest were all immediate decisions.

But it is time for her to go.

PugLove has been of enormous help to me over the years, but then she understands Pugs so much better than I ever did.


Sad when you have to make a decision like you have,   Charlotte has  no doubt had a very good life with you and now her end will be peaceful with you there.  Sending hugs to you and Charlottle.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on May 01, 2019, 07:38:26 PM

Sad when you have to make a decision like you have,   Charlotte has  no doubt had a very good life with you and now her end will be peaceful with you there.  Sending hugs to you and Charlottle.

Thanks, Lace.  I don't know how peaceful her end will be.  I just hope that she won't know.  But she will know that something odd is going on.

b....r, it has just occurred to me that I should have had the Vet come here, but my neighbour has been so kind that there is nothing else to be done now.  Without Kate I would still be thinking about it, and Charlotte would still be getting worse.

Don't we all know better in hindsight.

Thank you to all of you.  You have all been so kind..
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on May 02, 2019, 12:11:43 AM

Oh God.  The worst has happened. This mad French artist woman who I like very much, her rather than her Art, turned up and got upset about Charlotte.  The upshot of which was that she walzed off with Charlotte who is now going to sleep on her bed along with her other two blind and incontinent dogs.  Could you even make this up?

No really, I did try to talk her out of this, but when you don't really want to kill a dog, what else can you do?  Kill the dog or give her to someone who will really care for her?

Charlotte looked as though she had finally found Pug Heaven while being cuddled.  Even I could see that  In fact I nearly cried, and I don't do a lot of that. 

I don't have dogs on my bed because I don't like it.  The Cat is another story.  I have absolutely no control over her.  I just kick her off from time to time, but she always comes back when I am asleep.

Anyway, Charlotte it seems will live to fight another day.  And what a frightful pain in the butt this has all been for all of us.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: ShiningInLuz on May 02, 2019, 12:17:48 AM
Oh God.  The worst has happened. This mad French artist woman who I like very much, her rather than her Art, turned up and got upset about Charlotte.  The upshot of which was that she walzed off with Charlotte who is now going to sleep on her bed along with her other two blind and incontinent dogs.  Could you even make this up?

No really, I did try to talk her out of this, but when you don't really want to kill a dog, what else can you do?  Kill the dog or give her to someone who will really care for her?

Charlotte looked as though she had finally found Pug Heaven while being cuddled.  Even I could see that  In fact I nearly cried, and I don't do a lot of that. 

I don't have dogs on my bed because I don't like it.  The Cat is another story.  I have absolutely no control over her.  I just kick her off from time to time, but she always comes back when I am asleep.

Anyway, Charlotte it seems will live to fight another day.  And what a frightful pain in the butt this has all been for all of us.

Merde.
Title: Re: Light entertainment for Easter 2019
Post by: Eleanor on May 02, 2019, 12:21:50 AM
Merde.

Parfait.