When did Easter become another mummy contest?

Sonny Jim, rabbit, Easter, Katy Pearson

Giant bunny: You take your eye off your toddler for two seconds

Let me preface this by affirming the fact that I am no grinch.

I knocked out a fireplace in Sonny Jim’s nursery when I was six months pregnant, mainly because I loved the thought of my child at Christmas having his own chimney for Santa to come down.

Any excuse to drink Prosecco and giggle and I’m there. And I love a cake, a balloon and bunting more than I probably should in my, ahem, mid thirties.

But when did Easter become such a production?!

As the daughter and sister-in-law of priests, I’m not talking about those celebrating their faith.

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Recipes: Egg-cellent Easter delights

Bunny cupcakesLook, let’s be frank. It’s the day before Easter Sunday. The chances of me actually making any of these are slim (read non-existent.) I am mostly planning to pour myself a nice glass of wine just as soon as the toddler has gone to bed.

BUT.

These Dr. Oetker recipes look super lovely. And I’d love to be someone who just whips up a treat like this. So if you are, and you happen to need some sweet last minute Easter inspiration, here you go!

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Prep 1hr 30 mins

Cook time 35 mins

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We’re loving… this funny rawhide carrot

Rawhide carrot, Pets at Home, Katy Pearson

Lulu loves: Rawhide carrot

Our poor ex-racing greyhound Lulu doesn’t get much of a mention nowadays.

Sonny Jim kinda keeps us busy and rather steals the spotlight in our pretty hectic lives. But our lovely Lulu is still taking her epic naps, gradually getting greyer and still loving her retirement.

Sometimes however, I see something that I know Lulu would love. And this Easter treat falls firmly into this category.

It’s a large rawhide carrot. A dog treat, that actually looks sweet.

I mean, what’s not to love? All I need now is to get her a pair of bunny ears to match Sonny Jim and my Easter joy will be complete… Continue reading

Super sweet Easter egg recipes

Katy Pearson, British Lion Eggs, Easter, recipe

Super cute: Chicks on a plate

When it comes to cooking, I’m not the greatest. However, I *am* a total sucker for recipes that look so lovely they make you smile. And these from British Lion Eggs (www.eggrecipes.co.uk), ahead of Easter, certainly do that.

Hands up who is feeling inspired to hold an Easter Sunday gathering, after looking at these? Yep, me too…

Little egg chicks

Serves: 8
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
• 8 British Lion eggs
• 3tbsp Greek yogurt
• 2tsp Dijon mustard
• ½ carrot, sliced thinly into rounds
• Chives or green peppercorns to decorate Continue reading