Win an indulgent Easter hamper

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The clocks have sprung forward and spring flowers are popping up everywhere, blossom adorns the trees, so Easter is just around the corner. And that means it’s the moment for treats, so why not leave us a comment below about your favourite Easter time memory, and you could be in with a chance to win this hamper filled with goodies – an scrumptious Easter egg, a bottle of champagne, luxurious Elemis toiletries, Holland America Line fabulous beach bag, commemorative MS Koningsdam plate and art book plus more! 

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In the comments section below, tell us about your favourite Easter time memory, perhaps a day out, a holiday abroad where you experienced a ‘different’ Easter or a super staycation (I’m thinking balaclavas on the beach in Wales one year) and we’ll pick a lucky winner in early May.

The prize draw closes on 30 April 2019.

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  • buntybaby
    6 months ago
    35 years ago. Wedding preparations at new house, garden in a terrible state. Late Easter in April. Beautiful sunny hot weather. We are trying to clear the 2ft high grass. No tools except a rusty scythe. I start using it in flip flops and yes I stuck it in my foot and watched in pain and horror as my best friend decided the best thing to disinfect my foot was the best part of a previously unopened bottle of vintage whiskey. No permanent damage to foot. We still laugh about it now and a sunny Easter never fails to remind me.
  • Lindyhine
    6 months ago
    Painting hardboiled eggs in pretty colours and then rolling them down a hill, followed by a family picnic
  • boxford
    6 months ago
    Making a snowman! Not too unusual at Easter I bet!
  • DonkeyBunny
    6 months ago
    I can remember visiting my friend and his mum's pantry was full of Easter eggs from his family. He didn't like chocolate, so every time I went to his house he gave me an egg!
  • spanglisher
    6 months ago
    It would have to be the Easter we took the family to the Canary Islands (I forget which one). My son got really excited about finding a whirlpool bath and even before unpacking had run himself a bath. Unfortunately he didn't realise you don't add bubble bath and the next thing I heard was his plaintive call as the bath with him inside, and surrounding area, was consumed by bubbles.
  • JocelynneH
    6 months ago
    My favourite easter memory is a tradition I had with my dad. On Easter Sunday we would both plant a sunflower seed. We would then "race" them all spring and summer to see who's sunflower grew the tallest. I always won because my dad would dig up and swap the sunflowers so I always had the tallest. I do that tradition with my daughter now. My dad has died but she knows why we do it and we plant one together for grandad. Xx
  • Jacqueline-Roberts
    6 months ago
    Every Easter without fail getting new socks and a hand decorated Easter egg. The best feeling in the world having new white socks that stayed up without the constant yanking up every few minutes. It's the one tradition I still do now with my kids.
  • FKarbal
    6 months ago
    I remember as a child living in a Africa, going to a school where the teachers and most of the pupils were Dutch. For Easter, they said we were to have a parade of Palm Crosses, and all pupils were expected to make a palm cross and join in the parade. My sister & I had no idea what was expected, and anyone we asked was very cagey as they all guarded their designs. We put together a wooden cross and decorated it with some palm fronds and a few bits of raffia. When we arrived at the parade meeting place, we realised our palm cross looked really pathetic alongside everyone else's very elaborate creations. We tried to leave discretely but were spotted by "Mijn Herr" who insisted we joined the parade. It was a completely mortifying experience, walking round the town holding our miserable little cross, and being laughed at by various townfolk. When we reached the church, rather than go inside and be subjected to further ridicule, we quietly ditched our cross behind some gravestones and ran home.
  • juneski
    6 months ago
    My favourite Easter memory is getting dressed up in our summer dresses to go to church - it was a tradition whatever the weather.
  • Mark-Whittaker
    6 months ago
    I used to love all of the Lent and Easter celebrations at our "Penny School" , Palm Sunday was always a favourite , with palm fronds and a group of us screaming out "Sing Hosanna" as we marched down the road . That was also where I got given my first Easter egg ! (sadly not looked back since on the chocolate front, as my waist will atest).
  • avery64
    6 months ago
    As a child in the 50s Easter was a time of great excitement as we always got a pair of Clarks sandals ready for the summer rather than an egg. Money was tight and clothes were always hand me downs but Mum and Dad would scrimp and save to buy the sandals as they didn't like the idea of us wearing other people's shoes and damaging our feet. The best bit was climbing on to the x-ray machine to see if the fit was right!
  • Stellar
    6 months ago
    When I was a child there is one particular Easter egg I remember being given. I think it was made of sugar and it had a window in it through which you could see, through a child's eyes, a magical scene. It was totally different to any egg I had ever seen, then or since.
  • Teaandcakeforthesoul
    6 months ago
    Two years ago we went to Las Vegas at Easter for a huge annual rockabilly festival called Viva Las Vegas. It was a great experience in itself but even more so because we met up with lots of our English friends who also went. It was a big joint 50th birthday celebration treat to ourselves. We then all went on to road trip to various parts of the USA. Our trip included Sedona, San Diego and LA.
  • serena9
    6 months ago
    The food! especially the lamb x
  • chris1
    6 months ago
    I remember Easter’s when my now grown up children had so many eggs they used to donate a lot of them to the children’s ward at our local hospital. We had such a big family buying my boys Easter eggs. My boys now have children of their own and our big family have now passed away.
  • sofieellis
    6 months ago
    I hated Lent as a child, as my birthday usually fell on or just after Ash Wednesday, so I wasn't allowed cake or sweets on my big day. A chocolate egg at Easter seemed like heaven, although looking back, it was a small reward for such a huge sacrifice!
    My favourite Easters were when our kids were little. Watching them wake up and come downstairs to see what the Easter Bunny had brought them was magical. We also had lots of egg themed activities throughout the day.
  • SWCOP
    6 months ago
    Our first as Grandparents and holding a big family picnic in the garden with an Easter Egg hunt which has now became a yearly thing and it's so much fun and is growing each year and this year all the adults had to make an Easter Bonnet with the kids picking the winner.
  • DanDan
    6 months ago
    Easter 1970s style! Great Yarmouth beach in a howling gale. Easter eggs covered in sand. Mum saying ‘It’s not cold. Just put another jumper on!’ and Dad putting up the THIRD windbreak. It’s been a family tradition ever since to refer to breezy weather as ‘a three windbreak day’.
  • HelenSw4les
    6 months ago
    My favourite Easter memory from being a child is painting boiled eggs and entering them into a competition at our local social club. It was a big event when I was a child and I remember my mum smearing melted butter on the finished eggs to make them shine; it must have worked as I did win occasionally.
  • SilverTravelUser_3220
    6 months ago
    My daughter came home from university and to her surprise I'd set up an Easter-egg hunt for her in the garden! I hadn't done one for her since she was little, and she was absolutely overjoyed. She loved every minute of searching under bushes and in the flower beds, just like she had done when she was a little girl.
  • optifourteen
    6 months ago
    We spent an early Easter in Greece a few years ago. Disappointed to find everywhere firmly shut on our arrival, we went off for a long walk and, what do you know, everything was hurriedly opening up on our return! The shopkeepers had spotted us and were so pleased to see that the season had started that they gave us lots of smiles and treats! Never have we felt so welcome.
  • mclarkie
    6 months ago
    I can remember taking it in turns carrying a big wooden cross with a church youth group from Godalming to Guildford cathedral to attend a youth service back in the early 90's, It was great fun, stopping off at a pub on the way for a drink or two.with the cross :)
  • NinaC
    6 months ago
    We toured around Kent/Sussex to meet relatives and friends a few years ago. It one of the best Easter for me.
  • EssexChris
    6 months ago
    After Lent - back in the 70s just how much chocolate could we eat? Surprisingly not much it was too sweet!!
  • peterhall
    6 months ago
    The very first time I went to a Sunrise Service on Shirley Hills on Easter Sunday was just fantastic because people of all denominations came together. All differences were put aside.