Friday, 4 April 2014

Easter goodness...

Remember me? I'm that person that used to write blog posts and then I mysteriously disappeared! But it's OK...I'm back! Nobody panic!!
Now I know it is my own fault I have neglected my blog but I will just quickly say I have been all over the shop since Christmas with travelling and moving house (I know poor me...) but I'm back and full of love for my blog and my blog readers!!!

Now incase you have been hiding under a rock and haven't realised... EASTER IS SOON!! Wooooooot woot!! So I thought what better way to celebrate the most chocolatey season of them all that to dedicate my return to blog land with a post all about this yummy season! Now I'm sure we are all update on the facts of exactly what Easter is about, so I thought I would share random Easter facts because you know learn something new every day? So why not learn something random! Right? RIGHT!

Random Easter Facts:

  • The reason we eat Easter eggs is because the egg is to symbolise new life, which is in reference to the resurrection of Jesus. The chocolate part is thanks to consumerism (I'm kinda OK with that though...)
  • 90 million chocolate bunnies and 91.4 billion eggs will be consumed in America at Easter time!
  • 76% of people consider the ears of the Chocolate bunny to be the best part (I agree!)
  • According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest Easter egg ever made was just over 25-ft high and made of chocolate and marshmallow. The egg weighed 8,968 lbs. and was supported by an internal steel frame.
  •  In medieval times, a festival of ‘egg-throwing’ was held in church. The priest would throw a hard-boiled egg to one of the choir boys, and then tossed from one choir boy to the next. When the clock struck 12, whoever held the egg, was the winner and got to keep the egg.
  • The character of an Easter Bunny seems to have begun in Germany, where he was a kind of Springtime Santa Claus, delivering Easter treats to children. He was known as Osterhase. The children would build a nest for him to leave their eggs in. This eventually became our modern Easter basket.
  • Easter eggs once acted as birth certificates. It’s true! During the 19th century, when many families were unable to get to the closest town hall to file a birth certificate, an egg would be accepted as a method of identification. The egg would be dyed and inscribed with the person’s name and birth date. It was completely legal and accepted by courts and other authorities.
  • And the final, MOST important face of them all...I prefer Milk chocolate...then white...then dark...Just incase ya wanted to get me an egg...
Well there you go guys!! I hope all your Easter Preparations are going amazingly well! If you are after some extra Easter goodness be sure to pop over to my facebook page where I put up daily treats!!
Thanks for reading and I'll be sure to get my blog butt into gear with more posts for you soon!!!

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