ad gifted // First and foremost, I cannot believe it’s Easter already in just a few weeks. Where has this year gone? But Spring is upon us and I typically really enjoy this time of year around Easter. Whilst it might not be the most widely celebrated and extravagant holiday, it’s still a great time to fit in some nice Easter activities and slow down.
It’s been a bit stressful in my life this year so far, so I’m hoping this Easter period will give me some time to sit back and take stock. If it’s been the same for you, then I hope you can get some time to do the same. Easter is obviously closely linked with Spring, a time of year I always think about as a new beginning.
The Winter is close to being over and the new year feeling has worn off. With new baby animals, new weather and new flowers blossoming everywhere you look, it’s no surprise that so many people consider Spring as a time of renewal. And I think that’s beautiful; it’s always a good time to start new.
In this post, I’m going to share some little things I love about Easter. It’s nothing big or crazy, just small little pockets of joy I find in this holiday, during this time of year. I also had a special delivery from Thorntons, which I’m SUPER excited to show you too!
6 things I love about Easter:
Easter wouldn’t be Easter without the chocolate, would it? I love Easter Eggs and I’m a firm believer in them tasting better than “regular” chocolate, just because they’re in the shape of an egg. This year, I’ll be celebrating Easter with Thorntons and their Hoppy Easter Collection, which was kindly gifted to me for this post.
This collection contains 4 eggs and an Easter bunny, so the perfect amount for the whole family. The Marvelous Magnificent Personalised Easter Egg is absolutely HUGE. I’ve never had an Easter egg that big before! The unicorn, white chocolate bunny and the dinosaur eggs are a more “normal” size, so the perfect eggs to gift friends or family. And the bunny? A perfect treat for yourself.
I love Thorntons chocolate. I always have. So I was super excited to tuck into a bit of this collection with a cup of tea. And although this post is going up before Easter, there’s no rule to say you can’t open your Easter eggs yet, right?
There’s not much to say other than it’s Thorntons. Beautiful, creamy, delicious and high quality chocolate in every single bite. The packaging of each of the eggs is lovely too, so the perfect treat for someone you care about this Easter.
A roast dinner
You can’t beat a roast dinner on Easter Sunday! Honestly, I rarely have a roast dinner these days. My family don’t cook them every Sunday like we used to when I was a kid. It’s just one of those things we fell out of the routine of doing. But I can always count on my Mum to do a roast dinner on Easter Sunday!
A proper day off
Easter Sunday is a bit like Christmas Day in that it’s one of the only days of the year that things reaaaally do switch off, slow down and FEEL like a proper day off for everyone! It’s a great day to spend with family, perhaps doing a spot of Spring cleaning or just chilling and watching Netflix.
Time to slow down
I feel like we can really do this around Easter time. If you’re a parent, then obviously your children are off school for the Easter holidays so it might be a bit hectic to begin with, thinking of things to do and how to keep them occupied but it can also be a great chance to switch off from your normal routine and focus on family life and days out with the family.
Who doesn’t love baby animals? Spring and around Easter is that time you’ll see plenty of baby chicks and lambs hopping around in the fields. I’m going to be volunteering at an animal sanctuary near me for their Easter weekend, so I’m expecting to see plenty of baby animals whilst I’m there!
Not always guaranteed of course, the UK can cook up some seriously weird weather at some weird times of the year. But typically, it’s around Easter when the weather starts to get warmer and also more consistently nicer, which is always a great boost to our mental health.
The bunny egg is so cute. My birthday fell over Easter this year so I just had a chilled one surrounded by family and friends.
Sounds great though! 🙂
I’ve been trying so hard to limit myself from getting many Easter Eggs this year, I know… It sounds crazy. But this post has certainly got me in the mood to take a trip just to my local Thornton’s for some chocolate Easter Eggs. They’re so good! Eeek! Wondering now whether I should treat myself or not, haha! ^_^
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Haha no! Treat yourself to at least one!
These look too delicious! Must admit I never tried one of their chocolate eggs, so I feel like I am really missing out|!
Nooo! Treat yourself 😉
Oooh I do love to treat myself to a box of Thorntons occasionally as a treat, now all I want is an Easter Egg x
Hehe Thornton’s chocolate is definitely some of the best x
Wonderful post! The chocolates look delicious!
They were the best!
I LOVEE easter eggs I don’t know why they feel like they taste better but they just do! I love entering into Spring and there being warmer weather. We actually do have roasts every Sunday still so having that on Easter Sunday doesn’t make a difference to me 🙂 But it is a time to slow down I agree x
Haha I was talking about this the other day, how chocolate in the shape of an egg always tastes better!
Pre-vegan me was obsessed with white chocolate and that white bunny egg looks like a DREAM. I love seeing all of the baby animals at this time of year, I can’t believe it’s easter already though, Christmas oddly feels like last week but a year ago at the same time? x
Yes I agree, I can’t really remember last Christmas but yet it doesn’t feel like much time has gone by!
These products look so perfect and delicious for Easter! Thanks for sharing!
They’re so yummy – almost gone already haha!
I love Thorntons chocolate! Their Easter Eggs look delightful and I really want one now! x
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They really are the best, the white chocolate one was divine!
Oh I love Easter so much! I didn’t realise Thorntons was still around?! I love their chocolate so much xx
Yeah still going strong!
These chocolate easter eggs from Thorntons are so cute! Especially the unicorn one. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful relaxing Easter!
Yeah those ones are super cute and perfect for the kiddos!
Oh, I’m not doing anything special this easter Sunday. Just getting married. No biggie 😉
I LOVE Thorntons!
Okay YOU WIN
I’ve never heard of Thornton chocolate. But oh my gosh do they look darling! I’m also really excited for the warmer weather. It’s snowed quite a bit this year where I live.
Whaaat? Are you in the US?
Oh I love Easter! I always love Thorntons chocolate too & they really do up their game with all their easter eggs every year. I’m with you on the roast dinner, we always have family round and I’m pretty sure were having lamb this year which I’m super excited for x
Lamb is so delicious (although I always feel so bad when I eat it!)
The unicorn egg looks amazing! I am not sure if I can get my hands on one here in Sweden but there are definietly cute options here as well. We definietly deserve some good weather at this point, especially after I got caught in a blizzard yesterday!
It’s so cute isn’t it! Eeeek a blizzard?! I’d have love a bit of snow this year!
I’m so excited spring is finally here and Easter antics can begin! We as a family have always celebrated Easter and I’m looking forward to spending time with them and making new memories. I totally agree with the 6 things you love about Easter, they’re my favourite too. These Thorntons chocolates look absolutely delicious. You can’t beat their chocolate, can you? Love this post lovely, thank you for sharing xo
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It’s the most moorish chocolate ever!
Really hoping Easter brings in some nice warmer weather, I feel like we really need it at this point! Also, have been trying to pick one of the eggs to boast about, but every time I saw a different picture, I was like ‘I want this! No, I want this now!’ so yeah – buying them all haha x
Yes me too, I agree!
Hope you get time to relax, I’m very much looking forward to the long weekend for many of the same reasons x
Thank you! I’m volunteering that weekend, so not *much* time to relax but a nice break from work!
That’s interesting, what are you doing?
Sometimes a change is as good as a rest 🙂
Easter is my favourite time of the year. You are right about the weather.
I hope it picks up a little!