Happy Easter

April 1, 2010

I got home all fired up to take a picture of our Easter tree to show you. This is a little ritual we adopted while living in Belgium. Basically, you take any old twiggy branch, and festoon it with lots of fluffy day-glo chickies and eggies and Eastery bits. When we first arrived back in the UK four years ago, we were the only people who seemed to do this, but now I notice loads of the shops feature Easter trees – a good thing as it does inject a bit of colour into the home, which has been sorely needed as Dulwich has been lashed by the current joke Spring. I had to scrape ice off my windscreen this morning, tsk. Of course, the rest of the country was knee-deep in snow ……but still, as you know, we soft Southerners can’t cope with hardship – particularly me.

Anyway, in I bounced after work, and was all set to take my usual wobbly, out of focus snap, when the divine Mme Bovary jumped up on the work surface (a big no-no for we OCD types) and took a big swipe at one of the luscious dangling chickies with her naughty little paw. Of course, the whole lot was over before you could say ‘blimmin blimmin cat,’ which I did, repeatedly.


A hasty reconstruction later and, voila, I bring you our Easter tree. It’s only slightly rumpled by its brush with the puddytat. And luckily the out of focusness blurs that nicely.

Happy Easter to you all! X

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  • Chic Mama April 1, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Very pretty…we’ve got chicks and bunnies and eggs that we hang up on the dresser…except I can’t remember where I’ve put them! Then again, we’ve still got a Christmas tree star hanging around still, I’m not organised at all! ;0S

    • Dulwich Divorcee April 2, 2010 at 9:55 am

      Actually we’ve still got a couple of Christmas baubles out – for the cat to play with. I’m waaaay too soft on that kitty cat xx

  • TheMadHouse April 1, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    I love the tree, we have one too. We have lots of tacky stuff on it, nothing tasteful in TheMadHouse

    • Dulwich Divorcee April 2, 2010 at 9:55 am

      Quite right too! Impossible to be tasteful with dayglo fake chicks, I find 🙂

  • muummmmeeeeee...... April 2, 2010 at 12:34 am

    I’m off to buy myself some colourful plastic eggs – cute idea!

    • Dulwich Divorcee April 2, 2010 at 9:56 am

      Glad I’ve inspired you, mummmmmeeeeee ….and hope you don’t have a cat to wreck it all!

  • suburbia April 2, 2010 at 3:27 am

    Oh bum! I keep thinking it would be nice to do one of those and then when Easter comes I forget to do it and just get Easter tree jealousy instead!! Is it too late to do one next week do you think?!

    • Dulwich Divorcee April 2, 2010 at 9:56 am

      I think next week would actually be the perfect time for it. I’m planning to keep mine up now till Christmas, anyway 🙂

  • Victoria April 2, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Nice display, even after the cat attack! We have the branches too, with eggs and little white rabbits hanging. Simple and easy, without having too many school made strange easter creations going on!

    • Dulwich Divorcee April 2, 2010 at 9:58 am

      Oooooh, I’m really envious of the little white rabbits, where did you find them?