After lots of walking, it was only right that we stopped off to get cupcakes to enjoy at home with a film. The creme egg one was our favourite!
Easter Sunday started with a lot of chocolate (well you wouldn't expect anything else from us really!)
I have seen a lot of things online about non Christians forgetting that Easter is a Christian celebration celebrating the rebirth of Jesus, and should either remember the true meaning of Easter, or not celebrate it at all. As we are not Christian (or any set religion) we decided to look into this, as we believe holidays are best interpreted by the individual, and what it means to them personally.
In actual fact Easter is from Pagan origins, with both Easter and spring celebrated as a time of rebirth and fertility. The name “Easter” was likely derived from Eostre, the name of the Anglo-Saxon lunar goddess, also the name for the female hormone estrogen. Eostre’s feast day was held on the first full moon following the vernal equinox - rather than being on a set date, the date of Easter is governed by phases of the moon. Bunnies derive from the Pagan festival Eostre, whose goddess was symbolised by a rabbit or hare, and hot cross buns are thought to have come from times around The Old Testament, where clergymen tried to prevent cakes being baked at Easter. Blessing the cakes was the defiant pagan women's way around this! The egg was used as a symbol of new life.
Paganism, lunar goddesses and fertility celebrations? Sounds like we are justified in celebrating Easter after all!
After more chocolate than is healthy for two people in one day, we went to an event we had booked tickets for, involving a bit more food (who'd have guessed it!), and film. For £40 a person you get a really good meal followed by a film screening. We rarely go the cinema - unless there's a new Tim Burton, Harry Potter or Pirates of the Caribbean, it really is a rare occurrence. It doesn't help that we rarely like many modern films - we thought Bridesmaids was possibly the worst film ever made!
The evening started with a meal at the french restaurant we went to on Valentines Day. The portions are fairly small, but the food is delicious!
After our starter and main, we were escorted up to the cinema not too far away, and handed a cocktail and a slate of chocolate goodies to enjoy whilst watching the film, Chocolat. We had booked a sofa seat, and it was lovely to settle down on our sofa together, with our goodies, and watch a great film. Chocolate and Chocolat = perfect evening! It was our best Easter ever and one of our favourite ever dates. They mentioned they might offer more pairings like these, and one things for sure, we will be there!