Easter Greetings

I am not a religious person. Easter to me has always meant two extra days off, or double pay for a shift worked on a Bank Holiday.

Hot cross buns, perhaps a turkey dinner, and chocolate eggs as a child.

Over the decades, I have often associated Easter with bad weather too. Miserable weekends away, listening to the rain on the roof, then stuck in terrible traffic driving home.

Since I retired from work, I usually have to be reminded it is Easter, as I rarely know when it is approaching.

However, I know many people do celebrate it, whether for religious reasons, or to spend the extended weekend with family or friends. And I have just remembered that tomorrow is Good Friday.

So with that in mind, I wish everyone a very Happy Easter, whatever you will be doing.

53 thoughts on “Easter Greetings

  1. Happy Easter to you, your wife and Ollie! I hope the weather is going to make for enjoyable walks (though judging by what I hear from other friends in the UK, chances of that are slim … well, fingers crossed! 🤞😗)

    I remember one particular Easter weekend in London when temperatures were all the way down to 0C — though you‘d never have thought as much from our photos, which only showed the radiant sunshine that so conflicted with the freezing cold! 🙂 We‘d been prepared for rain, so we‘d packed jackets and sweaters of course, but not for icy temperatures, so no gloves … our fingers were frozen practically all of the time! I hope you‘ll be spared that kind of pseudo-wintry experience at least …

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  2. Happy Easter!
    Oddly, for such a religious country, Poland only gives you one day off work. Shocking 🙂
    Not that is effects us, but we do get dinner cooked by Granny, which is always a bonus.

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  3. Same to you Pete 😀 I won’t be doing anything special, in the sense of different from my normal routine, although spending time with my granddaughter and her parents, hopefully on Sunday, is always special. Eating lamb seems to be very popular this time of year, so I might take a piece of lamb out of the freezer and make a curry with it 😉 Cheers, Jon.

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    1. We are entertaining my oldest stepson and his girlfriend on Saturday. They are coming for dinner.
      After that, it will (thankfully) all be over. 🙂
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. Have a good one Pete. I have no plans asides from making a turkey & ham roast dinner with all the trimmings on Sunday. I’m the only one likes lamb and dad’s teeth no longer like roast beef lol I’m not religious either. I’m just looking forward to some lie-ins, lazy days and hopefully some photography.

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    1. Thanks, Siobhain. My stepson and his girlfriend are coming on Saturday, for a roast lamb dinner. I have spent all day cleaning! 🙂
      Have a great time with your lie-ins and photos.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  5. (1) Hot cross buns? Not sure how that happened since the guy from Nazareth wore a really cool loincloth.
    (2) Turkey dinner? Not to be confused with the Last Supper, which was served in Jerusalem instead of Antioch, despite the latter being called the Cradle of Christianity.
    (3) Chocolate eggs? Not to be scrambled, but if you make a fondue, you can pour the chocolate over ice cream to create a sundae.

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        1. We are letting my stepson and his girlfriend inside. We have been seeing them since December, and we are all still alive. (I appreciate you have more serious issues to consider.)
          Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I am not religious, but I found this easy explanation. 🙂
      ‘Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the New Testament of the Bible, the event is said to have occurred three days after Jesus was crucified by the Romans and died in roughly 30 A.D. The holiday concludes the “Passion of Christ,” a series of events and holidays that begins with Lent—a 40-day period of fasting, prayer and sacrifice—and ends with Holy Week, which includes Holy Thursday (the celebration of Jesus’ Last Supper with his 12 Apostles, also known as “Maundy Thursday”), Good Friday (on which Jesus’ crucifixion is observed) and Easter Sunday. Although a holiday of high religious significance in the Christian faith, many traditions associated with Easter date back to pre-Christian, pagan times.’
      Best wishes, Pete.

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