Easter Sunday in photos

4 Apr

Ready, steady, ink those eggs

I have to say, the older they get the more ghoulish the eggs get

Well the boys do

We drove around looking for a hill… or at the least a parking place close to a hill

After going in circles and narrowly missing a little lamb enter the world

(if there had only been a parking place!)

we ended up at our old haunt, Scone Palace

Our favorite posing ground

Running, climbing and stomping ground

We found a grassy hill to roll the eggs down… then chuck the eggs from

Still they refused to crack, so we bounced them down the steps

Resulting in satisfyingly smashed eggs which we washed off and devoured salty

And that was Easter

How was yours?

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18 Responses to “Easter Sunday in photos”

  1. The Moiderer April 4, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    Great fun – still not been to Scone Palace (I know, slap wrists). You had a lot more fun than me!

    • mrsw April 4, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

      Oh I managed to live in Scone fro 35 years and not go to Scone Palace – madness! I now hold a season ticket 🙂

  2. Marylin April 4, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

    Ahhh that’s awesome! 🙂

    We ended up rolling ours down the stairs in the house – kept raining on and off! >_<

    • mrsw April 5, 2010 at 3:07 pm #

      Yeah we got out before noon – it all went a bit bleugh after that

  3. Barbara April 5, 2010 at 8:33 am #

    I hate hard boiled egg. That will never be a tradition in this house.

    We went to the in-laws and chucked the kids out in the garden. Good fun was had by all.

    • mrsw April 5, 2010 at 3:08 pm #

      To be fair they are barely edible afterwards! We took along chocolate ones for Paul – not even a Mega Gogo would get him to eat egg.

  4. Mwa April 5, 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    You daughter seems to shop at the same places I did when I lived in Scotland… just lovely.

    • mrsw April 5, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

      If it’s black yay! If it’s black and lacey double yay!

  5. Wendy April 5, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    Looks like fun!! I remember rolling eggs down Black Hill when I was visiting my Grandma around the age of 10. Where does that tradition come from? In the US, the “Easter Bunny” hides the eggs and the kids find them. Do you dye your eggs too or just color them with markers? Also, what is the correct way to prounounce Scone…does it rhyme with cone or on?

    In the morning, my kids received their Easter baskets filled with a few presents and lots of candy, they found the hidden eggs and we all played games. The weather was beautiful, so we grilled outside for dinner. It was nice!

    • mrsw April 5, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

      I have no idea! The whole spring equinox celebration predates christianity and is symbolised by the hare and eggs, the goddess Eostre and all that – almost an anagram isn’t it?. When christianity adopted the pagan festivals they managed to almost obliterate their origin and most people here will tell you that the rolling egg symbolises the stone being rolled away from the entry to Jesus’ tomb. When I was little we always painted or drew faces on the eggs. If I am organised enough we paint or dye them, if I’m not it’s the goold old marker pens 🙂

      Dead jealous of your weather – we toyed with a BBQ – we are dead tough here you know we BBQ in all sorts of inclement weather – if one has a large enough umbrella anything is possible!

      Scone is pronounced Scoon as in schooner without the “er” no neither hahaha! 😉

  6. Priness_L_88 April 5, 2010 at 6:53 pm #

    Stunning photos, as usual! Looks like you had a great day 🙂

    • mrsw April 7, 2010 at 12:32 am #

      Thank you – we did – it’s rained every day since!

  7. Heather Davis April 5, 2010 at 8:13 pm #

    That looks like a lovely day. And what beautiful countryside. I seemed to have spent most of mine inside cooking! How did that happen?

    • mrsw April 7, 2010 at 12:31 am #

      Bad planning if you ask me!

  8. Rosie Scribble April 5, 2010 at 9:31 pm #

    Fabulous photos, as always. You’ve given me ideas for next year! The only eggs we had were chocolate ones and that was probably not a good thing! (On a different note, I think you should run a photography workshop for Tara’s Gallery – teach the rest of us how to do it properly).

    • mrsw April 7, 2010 at 12:32 am #

      We find a bit of protein and salt balances out all the chocolate (well a bit anyway)

  9. Heidi April 6, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    Love this! Thanks for the great shots.

    • mrsw April 7, 2010 at 12:33 am #

      Thank you 🙂

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