Happy Ēostre

20 April 2014

So it's Ēostre at our house! Last year we celebrated our first Easter as we never celebrated it when I was a kiddo.
To me Easter is all about new life and plants growing and the days getting longer...very nice. I'm not associating it with any religious aspect.

We thought it would be nice to invite some family over and have an egg hunt in the garden for the little'uns. I tried my hand at making some decorations in a bit of a rush. Sellotape twig tree anyone?

And we put our tent up too.

our neighbour made the most amazing chocolate cake...

I was hoping that our kiddo would like collecting chocolate rabbits and eggs and putting them in the bucket, but all was very serious and she ran off to sit and scoff them on her own every time she found one!

In the afternoon we went to see the duck race in the river. It's where they put a load of rubber ducks in for a race and some are dressed up by local pubs and businesses...

My brothers entered a rowing contest but they lost to the RNLI. Oh well ; )

and our nipper wore her fox dress I made the other day...

Now it's sunday and I am feeling hungover and a tad over indulged in chocolate. Hope you are all having a very peaceful day! x


  1. Lovely photos! Your crafty skills are admirable :)


  2. Oh so lovely. Your easter tree is perfect. And pehr's little frock is adorbs! Have great weekend x

  3. Beautiful photos! Happy Easter to your family!

  4. I love how you celebrate Eostre instead of Easter! Have you read 'American Gods' by Neil Gaiman? It's a story featuring the old and new 'gods' believed in by Americans, and one of the characters is Easter (formerly Eostre). Looks like you had a lovely celebration with a wonderful spread and fantastic bunting - Pehr's a lucky nipper!

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

  5. Pehr is the best dressed young gal in the land. Happy Easter to one and all. :)

  6. Happy Easter to you and your family, love your easter egg tree, tent and little pehr's foxy dress. :D

  7. looks like a beautiful way to spend the day...especially in a fox dress :)

  8. Frohe Ostern!!!!! ♥♥♥for Pehr!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. love the fox dress...where is the fabric from ?

  10. These photos are the best, they're truly beautiful! It looks like a wonderful day :)
    I also like your outlook on Easter - it's nice to celebrate, even if it isn't for religious reasons.


  11. Hahaha - love the living-in-the-moment snapshot of Pehr and her choccy bunny eating…good for her. x

  12. Anonymous24.4.14

    Your posts always make me want to hop straight over on the ferry, it's been far too long since we visited! I adore Pehr's dress, it's fantastic!


  13. Fabric covered eggs! Such a childhood memory to make those. I haven't really done any Easter traditions at all since setting up my own home and family. Hmm maybe next year?! :)

  14. Anonymous28.4.14

    I agree, definitely like the idea of celebrating events without the religious aspect. Also very jealous of your tailor skills, I love how you can just whip up dresses!

    I must ask - where is your tent from?! I've never seen anything like it, and it looks amazing!


  15. It's so refreshing to read about an easter celebration that concentrates on Spring and new life, that's the way I look at it too! Looks like such a fun way to spend time together, and that dress?! Could it be any sweeter!


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