Friday, 18 March 2016

Easter Shit!

Easter Shit from Sainsbury's

We've gone all American at Easter all of a sudden.
When I was a boy, British Easters,used to mean cheap Easter eggs from the supermarket, shit tv and sombre church services
Now it's all friggin Easter Bunny, egg hunts , pastel colours and a big leg of lamb with the family.
My mother- in- law arrives next week, and on Easter Sunday, I will arrange for her an Easter chick and bunny hunt ..........
I bought the above monstrosities for her this afternoon!
I'm 53!, she's 70 .....hey ho

71 comments:

  1. It's never too late to make up for one's deprived childhood.

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    1. That sounded a bit sad. Easter shit is chocolate isn't it?

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    2. Shawn must think i had a very bad time

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    3. It was the "cheap eggs from the supermarket, shit TV and sombre church services" that got me. When I was a church goer, admittedly at a very posh Episcopal church, we had a brass quintet from the Philadelphia Orchestra to proclaim the resurrection. Not sombre at all.

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  2. Those chicks are really cute. I still like to dye Easter eggs and I'll be 41 next week...so I guess I'm in the club, too. :)

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  3. Sounds like a good time at John's. :)

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  4. I think it has worked its way up from schools. But still, at school we used to 'blow' and paint eggs. I haven't heard the annual 'school not celebrating Easter in case Moslems are offended' story yet.

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  5. Ahhh John - when I was a kid we did dye easter eggs, and the Easter Bunny would hide our baskets in the house so we would scramble to find them when we woke up! And Mass of course later (of course we couldn't eat anything from the basket because we had to fast before communion). It was only one of three times in the year that our parents bought us candy (the other two being Halloween and Christmas). Us girls would wear corsages for Mass (how did my dad afford them?) and he'd spring (hehee) for a little lamb cake. Good times!

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  6. You don't think they are monstrosities at all! You love it, I am sure!!!!

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  7. Well, I think it's adorable Easter shit.

    I love the essence of Easter! Americans are basically a bunch of heathens, but Easter is a HUGE money-making racket here.

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  8. Ah, come on John, you know you love all that shit.

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    1. I like the little fella on the far right.... He looks gauche

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  9. I was born at Easter.

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    1. Because Rachel is a cute little chick ? :)

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    2. Apropos of nothing I had chicken pox on my 11th birthday on Good Friday 1966

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  10. Good Friday TV use to be filled with Jesus stories. I remember that,but was the boringist day of the year when you only had limited channels as a child.

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  11. Good Friday TV use to be filled with Jesus stories. I remember that,but was the boringist day of the year when you only had limited channels as a child.

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  12. A scotch egg hunt for you, no?

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    1. Id find the lot in 20 seconds

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  13. Just like Halloween and Christmas the shops full of rubbish and idiots buying it!! :-) and i have a serious craving for Easter egg chocolate which is somehow much better than any other chocolate and no-one has bought me one yet :-(

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    1. I'll buy you a cream egg x

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    2. No that's no good - it has to be proper thin and yummy hollow easter egg choc

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  14. My husband was Jewish. He didn't actually practice but he was born into it and they did not do a big thing on Easter, as you might imagine LOL
    I was born into a family of Christians who liked to try out a different form , every now and then.
    But the one constant in my family was Easter and Christmas.
    Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and there had better be no mistakes.
    Lots of chocolate happened on both holidays.
    Santa or a Rabbit, I don't think anyone cared, as long as chocolate and too much sugar was involved.

    Have fun .. there is nothing more giggle inducing to me than a bunch of adults hunting Easter Eggs.
    After having an Easter breakfast with lots of Bloody Marys and Mimosas ..(Champagne & Orange Juice) .. yeah, we knew how to celebrate those religious events :D

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    1. Bloody hell.......i buy the prof a mini egg thats it!

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  15. I can't imagine anything more delightful than a lovely senior citizen rummaging in the garden for Easter goodies with her basket (and bonnet?)

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    1. Oh god...do i now have to make her a bonnet now?

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    2. It would be nice. Funny. A lot of laughs. Photos must be posted.

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    3. John,

      Yes, yes you do.

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  16. we have FABULOUS dark chocolate vanilla butter creme eggs (made in our city) at my house. and black jelly beans (for me). easter meal is usually fish. or lasagna.

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  17. Easter we used to boil eggs, draw pictures on them, pack a picnic go out in the torrential rain n wind, roll them down a hill, then munch either a smarties or buttons egg in the back of the car on the way home,

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  18. What you really need to impress your Mum-in-law is a diorama made with marshmallow Peeps. They come in all colours now.

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  19. What you really need to impress your Mum-in-law is a diorama made with marshmallow Peeps. They come in all colours now.

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    1. A little model theatre made of marshmallows. Cutsie.

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    2. LOL, Little bitty marshmallow people , I love it :)

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  20. you two will have such fun! you get along so well.

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  21. Easter? Oh, you mean Cadburytide, so all our podgy children can eat themselves into a chocolate fuelled tantrum. I am not religious, bur Easter is a Christian festival and not a marketing opportunity, isn't it? Bah humbug (or Lindt Bunny)!

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    1. Please don't knock the Lindt Bunny. Their taste and collars 'n bells are my choccy favs. (Along with those Belgian sea shells)

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    2. Oh no! not the Belgian sea shells- They haunt my dreams with their loveliness hehe x

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  22. A great opportunity to eat a LOT of chocolate!! and do perverted things with 'Peeps' - do you have Peeps in Wales? (kind of like marshmallows only in pastel colors and shaped like bunnies). If you look online at the things people do with Peeps, you will never look at the world the same - you can't 'unsee' some things.

    Stick with chocolate eggs!

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    1. Lol no PEEPS in wales!

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    2. OMG! No peeps? How do you handle that? It's not Easter without them!

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    3. I love the look of a peep but they make me gag.
      Something about texture or some such.

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  23. Cute fluffy things, I am sure she will appreciate the effort!

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  24. I think those fluffy Easter things are cute, but then I am older than 52. You are just a kid, enjoy being such a youngster.

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  25. I love the way we can use swear words for any conversation, as an insult, "You shit" a question, "Who shit?" A reassurance, "I shit you not." A compliment, " You look shit hot" to be scared," I shit myself" Fuck is also good for this sort of thing. Anyway, I'll shut the fuck up now. X

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    1. Isn't it great being a Grown-up ? Getting to use those words however the fuck we want ~

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  26. If you need any advice on how to "Americanize" Easter any more, just ask -- Just don't forget to die the hard-boiled eggs! :-)

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  27. It is all how you take it.
    Boil some eggs and color them. That is one of the things I miss.
    We used to have such fun. Plus I like egg salad and deviled eggs.

    cheers, parsnip


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  28. Admit it, John - you're having fun :)

    Those are some seriously cute bunnies.

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  29. This Easter shit is so early this year, still recovering from Saint Patrick's. All thirteen rooms are filled with chicks and bunnies and tons of fluffy shit.

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  30. I think it sounds lovely!i wish i had a Son-in-Law like you!have a great time John☺

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  31. Egg hunt and roast Lamb here; what else is there to do at Easter?

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    1. In the US I think there is a lot of football or something equally boring.

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  32. Two things -
    Just think of it as better than roast bunny and hunt the lamb.
    I expect when the day comes you will be cavorting around the garden with the 4 x 4's and the assembled humans and having just as much fun as everybody else.

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  33. Here it's bacon butties for breakfast, then lamb for the carnivores, salmon for the lunatics, followed by the old tradition of stuffing our faces with chocolate!

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  34. Aren't you going to watch Easter Parade starring Judy Garland? There are some lovely Easter bonnets in that!

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  35. We are not old, as long as we are young at heart.

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  36. I bought my new fluffy chicks this week at the craft shop! I made a 5 foot bunny last year for the front porch and will get it hung out today, after taking all the St.Patrick's décor down. Love to do fix up's for all the holiday's.

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  37. I am moving .. from NY to Florida.
    I am not celebrating any holidays until after I have moved.
    Well, maybe I will have some chocolate chicks or bunnies while packing.

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  38. Dear John,
    When we were kids Mom and Dad (The Easter Bunny) would hide our boiled eggs that we colored the day before. We would hunt for them in the house, then get ready for church. New pretty dress, hat and gloves and suits for the boys.
    Fast forward several years, my parents had an egg hunt for the adults, and Easter was changed forever. Now I have it, and it has escalated BIG TIME! There are about 20 of us and we hide the eggs all over our property and you should see how us American's act over candy, a few dollars and a scratch off lottery ticket that is almost always a loser!

    Cindy Bee

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  39. Oh, lighten up and go on an Easter egg hunt! Besides, there is always too much chocolate. If there is such a thing.

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  40. Yo les dejé huevitos de pascua escondidos a mis hijas incluso cuando eran adolescentes. Y mamá siempre nos daba una bolsita con huevos de chocolate.
    Lindos recuerdos.
    Saludos
    Maru

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  41. I have never really been into this Easter chicks and bunny thing . . .
    until I found myself sticking a rabbit in with a bunch of hydrangeas into a metal box like thingy near our front entrance.
    Oh my . . .

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  42. Bah humbug! I just ignore all the Easter hype and commercialism. I might have the odd creme egg, that's about it. Otherwise I just have the usual Sunday with a good book, a glass of wine and some good food.

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  43. Ha! My mother used to actually MAKE [adorable] Easter monstrosities like that when she was in her 60s and 70s. She didn't even observe Easter She made donkeys and chickens, too. I don't know what for.

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  44. wow, some of you people are really cranky
    !

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