So I could show you the Easter decorations that the girls and their friends have made this week (or the little bottles of perfume, likewise), or the cards made at school and 'kept secret' until today, or the little display of chocolate eggs that each girl had at her place at the breakfast table this morning, or even report that we went to the cinema to see 'Hop!', or that even as I write this the girls are searching for eggs in their Aunty and Uncle's garden, or that our hens don't lay anything foil wrapped, even on Easter Sunday.
I could, but I don't have photos of those events that are better than the photos that I have posted! These are just three of the 210 giant eggs that have been 'hidden' in London over the last month or so, and which are now all gathered in a wondrous mass at Covent Garden.
If you have time and are any where close, then do head over to admire them.
We invested £2.50 in a catalogue / spotter's guide (actually, I lie, we invested £5 in two and prevented any squabbling about who was ticking which egg off - thank heavens I had two pens with me!) and spent a very happy time examining eggs, considering whether we liked them or not, discussing how the decoration had been applied, talking about how we would decorate one, given the chance...... in between eating ice-cream, watching buskers, listening to a string quintet, examining items for sale - and all the other things that make a trip to Covent Garden fun for small people.
So, happy egg hunting / chocolate eating / Easter celebrating for those of you so inclined - and if you want to see us in our early celebration, look in the reflection on 'No. 8' above - you might just make out me wielding the camera, DD1 studying the guide and DD2 giving me a cheeky grin. Situation normal, then!