Well we survived another Valentine’s Day. But there is no rest for us Basketcases. Now we start preparing Easter gift baskets. That’s right, you did not misread, I said Easter. I know you probably only just spent the gift vouchers you received for Christmas, and are still half way through that box of chocolates from Valentine’s Day, but if you’re not careful, it sneaks up on you (April 3rd–6th to be exact).
I don’t know about you, but I find chocolate always tastes better when it comes in the form of an Easter egg. I don’t know if it’s because it’s so fine and delicate, or if it’s the therapeutic smashing of the egg on the table before you eat it, but nothing beats an Easter egg.
I do have one problem with Easter eggs, and it’s not the Easter egg’s fault really. It’s the shops everywhere that start selling them from Boxing Day. How is anyone suppose to keep their “This year I will get fit and eat healthy” New Year’s resolution that we all make, if every time we do our grocery shopping, there are these delicious Easter eggs staring at us, just begging to be eaten? I mean those Lindt bunnies can be very persuasive.
Then there is the added pressure of working around Easter eggs all day long. See, when you get thousands of Easter eggs delivered, there is bound to be one or two that break before they even arrive. We can’t use them in our gifts, and it’s against the law to throw out perfectly good chocolate, so we have no choice but to snack on it.
So it takes a massive amount of willpower to get through the months from Boxing Day till Easter (did I mention it’s April 3rd-6th). Willpower and the knowledge that come Easter, someone will gift me an Easter egg. So, as we say at the Basketcase, calories don’t count if the chocolate was a gift!