Gosh, how the months slip by so speedily. I find it difficult to credit, even thought it’s early this year, that Easter is upon us already. BTW I only recently discovered how the date for Easter is determined: apparently Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the first full moon that occurs after the spring equinox.
I made a half-hearted attempt at dotting some Easter decorations about my place. The pièce de résistance was supposed to be an Easter tree but whatever way I put the hanging decorations on said tree and however many times I moved them around the effect never came close to the glossy ideal I had in my head.
The Irish weather has been far from spring like these past few weeks; it’s majored on howling gales, incessant rain, flurries of snow and gusting winds that howled like banshees. Thankfully, just in time for the Easter weekend, it seems to have finally read the memo telling it the season has changed because yesterday, although cold, was as close weather-wise to a spring like day as we have had for many a moon.
Easter was originally and indeed still is a religious festival but it has also morphed into a massive secular celebration of all things chocolate – y, most especially chocolate Easter eggs. I don’t have a chocolate egg to munch my way through today but I did make a gooey chocolate dessert called Saint Emillion au Chocolat. I will post the recipe soon; it’s easy to make, more assembly than cookery. I am looking forward to sinking my spoon, after lunch, into the calorie-dense chocolate confection.