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An Egg-cellent Easter Weekend

Chirk Castle
Chirk Castle on Good Friday

The daughter has decided that Easter is her favourite time in the world ever. I think it might have something to do with the chocolate for breakfast thing.

But then, it might have more to do with what a wonderful weekend we’ve had at home in Wales.

Egg Hunt at Chirk Castle
Egg Hunt at Chirk Castle

We spent Good Friday on an egg hunt at Chirk Castle, running around the grounds and gardens looking for painted pictures of eggs with letters on them. Once we’d collected them all, we were told, then they’d spell out a seasonal word. As an added clue, our guide mentioned that there were nine in total.

By the time we’d found E, A, S, T, E and G, we were pretty sure we knew what the word might be. Finding the K, however, threw us a little off course…

I had the opportunity to catch up with a lot of old friends on the Saturday, and meet a new baby, which is always exciting. Of course, he’s nearly nine months now already, which just shows that I need to catch up with friends more often!

Egg Hunt!
Hunting in the garden

Easter Sunday featured church (where the daughter ate her first ever creme egg. It was gobbled down in one) then a family party at my parent’s house. The daughter and her cousins raced around the garden hunting chocolate eggs and bunnies and chicks and the occasional ladybird. Everyone ate far too much food, and chocolate, and even the Simnel Cake went down well.

In the midst of all the chaos I had an email from my editor, with the final sign off for An A to Z of Love. It’ll be strange, not looking out for her emails and edits and updates every morning. Clearly I need to get the next book in the Love from Wales series sorted out, because Dianne was so much fun to work with, I can’t wait to do it again.

Egg Hunt!
The haul!

We have a slow Easter Monday planned. Some pottering around, some visiting, and eating up lots of leftovers. We’re heading home tomorrow, and then it’s headlong into a lot of work and some more deadlines. But a few days enjoying the company, the castles and the chocolate of Wales have made all things seem possible again.

Oh, and the Easter Egg hunt word? Egg Basket. Apparently. We were still lobbying for Easter Keg…

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