I’m a big fan of Easter and all of its egg related traditions. There’s egg decorating, egg rolling and, as a child, being wrapped in yellow crepe paper, given a beak and forced to do some egg laying. Even the five year old me recognized the indignity of squatting on stage with the rest of the class whilst singing ‘chick chick chick chick chicken’ and producing chocolate eggs for the perverse pleasure of the parents. I’ve shared a sense of solidarity with battery hens ever since.
The best Easter tradition, however, has to be egg hunts: a foil-wrapped egg gleams even brighter when you’ve had to scavenge for it first. Fun for everyone. Apart from the year when Mum forgot where she’d hidden them so we all went without. Moving house a few years later, we found two lone Cadbury’s Cream Eggs in a china bird on top of the pine dresser. Inedible, alas.
So, for today’s Random Act of Joy I’m channeling the Easter Bunny and I’m taking my basket to the streets. A few dozen eggs to be hidden for the delight for whoever finds them. Hoorah!
The problem is that this bunny is stuck in London and doesn’t want the rest of the world to miss out. So, she’s calling on her fellow Joyful Revolutionists to get involved too. Wherever you are in the world this weekend, take a chocolate egg and hide it for someone else to find. Easy peasy Easter Joy for all.
Be sure to take a photo of your clandestine chocolate and post it on the Facebook Page. Let’s see where in the world our eggs end up.
And congratulations to Heather who has won this month’s MMJ Care Package. The last two have ended up in Washington State and South Africa, but this month’s will be staying closer to home in London. If you want to be included in the draw for April, sign up below: