This was Mylo’s first Easter and at four months old he obviously didn’t enjoy to it’s full chocolatey wonder! However, this was Jasper’s third and with him being 2 and an avid chocoholic, he definitely got the most out of it. Let me just tell you that not only is our fridge full of chocolate, but the top of the office cupboard is also over flowing with the heavenly sweet stuff… Just to give you an idea of how well he did. I just can’t see him eating his way through the entirety of this stash any time soon, in fact there may still be some left next Easter – although Kayne and I are giving him a little hand once in a while. Sharing is caring after all!

This year the weather wasn’t that great so we mostly spent some good family time indoors. We did make it to the park on Good Friday, I think that’s the most exciting thing we did really – with the exception of the Easter Egg hunt and having both sets of grandparents and the paternal GreatGrandparents over.   Both of the boys loved having so many people around… it’s like cuddles galore! On Saturday we really fancied a Nandos, however, with Kayne’s injured hand in a cast that resembled something of a caveman club, we didn’t fancy going out to a restaurant. So we ended up making our own Nandos. Well, when I say we made our own Nandos, we actually bought a ready to roast spatchcock Piri Piri Chicken from Tesco and then we also got a packet of Uncle Ben’s Express Wholegrain Mediterranean Rice, straight cut oven chips (which we cooked in the Phillips Airfryer) and Tesco Finest Crunchy Coleslaw. There wasn’t much cooking involved, so it satisfied our need for  a lazy meal and our hankering for Nandos. all in the comfort of our own home… PERFECT!

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Chocolate wise Kayne and I bought each other one egg and his mum got us both the usual Lindt Bunny. That’s her Easter thing, everyone gets a Lindt Bunny – no complaints from me, seeing as Lindt is my favourite. What did surprise me was the egg that Kayne got me. As we’ve been on a bit of a diet we left it till Saturday to get our eggs and as a result we ended up with what was left on the shelf. So, I got a Green & Black’s Organic Milk Collection Easter Egg. In the box there was a lovely thick and rich milk chocolate egg and two large bars of milk chocolate; one was Butterscotch the other was Sea Salt. Now, I’ve never tried Green & Black’s chocolate, but it was the best surprise. It has the texture and richness of dark chocolate but sweetness and mildness of milk chocolate… needless to say – I LOVED IT! I still have over half of the egg left and I just finished the Butterscotch bar as I’m writing this. I am normally a Lindt Lindor or Nestle Easter Egg fanatic, but this spiced up what could’ve been a rather dull Easter for me as chocoholic. Kayne, ended up with the usual Cadbury’s chocolate easter egg, but with the Caramel selection – I don’t know whether he REALLY enjoyed it, as he isn’t a big caramel lover, but it is all gone!

Jasper on the other hand didn’t get an Easter egg from us, but rather an Easter basket. I sourced lots of different Easter edition chocolates and made him a little Easter chocolate hamper. In the end there was a good mix of Thornton’s, Lindt, Reese’s, Nestle, Cadbury’s and some lovely chocolatey bits from Aldi, Waitrose, M&S and Tesco. It was a big big hit with the little man!

In the end it was a lovely Easter… with lots of chocolate, an excellent Lamb Easter Roast and a marvellous indoor Easter Egg Hunt! Perfect for us all!

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Marta Aguiar
Written by Marta Aguiar
I'm a mid twenties mummy living in North London, a graduate in English literature and creative writing from the university of Aberyswyth in Wales. I love to bake, cook, read and watch films, and love spending time with my little toddler, Jasper, and our new addition, Mylo. I blog about our family life and my general interests, with the odd guest blog from my partner, Kayne.