We visited my parents-in-law last weekend. On entering Pirbright, we had to slow down as there were horses in our way (or perhaps we were in the horses’ way.) I took a picture of the horses and the nice-looking ladies.
We all exchanged chocolates. My husband melted some Fairtrade chocolates and mixed the melted chocolate with something else and then poured it into lovely moulds. This’s what we called ‘home-made’ chocolates. My husband collects wines, monster figures, Doctor Who DVDs and chocolate moulds. I sometimes complained he bought far too many chocolate moulds such as rose, pigs, rabbits, hearts, pyramids, bars, mini eggs. “What’s the point? Why don’t you just buy chocolates from shop? Why must chocolates look cute?” But, once in a while, he created some chocolates in funny shapes and people love them, then his confidence would grow, and his popularity is enhanced by having cute chocolate moulds in the first place.
My parents-in-law bought Ben The Real Easter Egg. It’s interesting to know that
“Out of the whopping 80 million chocolate Easter Eggs sold each year, not one of them mentions Jesus on the box.”
The Real Easter Egg is the first and only Fairtrade chocolate Easter Egg to explain the Christian understanding of Easter on the box. It also supports charity and development projects.”
My sister-in-law bought all of us special chocolates — with our names on. On my chocolate, it has signs with ‘X’ — in this country, ‘X’ means love. I only knew ‘X’ means love (and ‘O’ means hug) after many years living in this country.
I’m not a great chocolate eater, so my mother-in-law bought me some strawberries instead.
Our Easter was peaceful, with family, with good food, chocolates and good company.