Happy Easter!

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A rather delightful Easter Bunny

A rather delightful Easter Bunny

No, really, I haven’t lost the plot.

2010 is nearly over and surely we can look forward to Easter with all the lovely chocolate goodies it provides.

Go on, admit it – you can’t wait to buy more stuff and fill your faces with more chocolate…

Dontcha just love those plastic mouldings, the mini eggs inside cellophane inside an egg inside some brittle plastic, the packaging-weighs-more-than-the-egg offerings?

Well no, neither do I.

But what I love even less is popping in to my local shop on New Years Eve and seeing this:

Yes, it’s exactly what it looks like – an entire display of Easter Eggs…

For sale at my local Co-Op on New Years Eve

For sale at my local Co-Op on New Years Eve

<sigh>

Have a lovely evening and make the most of it before the Easter Bunny comes knocking at your door 😉

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I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth’s fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. Hazel says:

    At what point do you think the retailers will give up any pretence at seasonality at all, and just keep up permanent displays of Christmas/Easter/Halloween chocolates?

  2. I always thought it was bad enough when they put the Easter stuff as they took off the Valentines but that is just ridiculous

  3. I am with you 100% on this one the retail industry has gone insane but lets not forget it is supply and demand that makes this happen. I for one am not going to play their game. So ha ha Easter Bunny you are just going to have to wait. 😉

  4. Julie Day says:

    I know it’s bad, isn’t it? That looks worse than the Tescos they put in the paper. I won’t be having Easter eggs at Easter.

  5. did someone lose their calendar? or are they trying to rush things a bit? much of that sugar ends up feeding bugs and rodents along with crumpled wrappings in neverland..
    time to make chocolate goodies at home whenever we need a choco-fix…i feel offended, yes attacked by the commercial displays, excuses and pretenses.

  6. Poppy says:

    The other thing I saw at the cashdesk was a pack of Hot Cross Buns! They were nowhere near the bakery section, so maybe someone got as far as the till and then thought better of it. We can but hope.

  7. Jane says:

    Hot Cross Buns are no longer special if you can eat them all year round. There is nothing to stop you eating spiced buns all year round…

  8. Sooz says:

    My thoughts exactly Mrs Green! Much tutting was done at the creme egg stand in my corner shop – on boxing day!

  9. Mrs Green says:

    @Hazel: I think, if there was room in their stores they might do just that!
    @maisie dalziel: I know Maisie; I’ve never seen it quite THIS early. I was half expecting Valentines Day, but not EASTER!
    @Colleen (365lessthings.com): Our Easter Bunny will have to have cold ears for a few more months too, Colleen!
    @Julie Day: We get just one that is in foil and nothing else, but well meaning friends often buy them and then we can be caught out with packaging …
    @nadine sellers: I think the other thing is it takes away the magic of things for children if they see it for too long. I’m sure Easter eggs magically appeared just a couple of weeks before the event itself when I was little …
    @Poppy: Hot cross buns – oh my!
    @Jane: Can you get them all year around? I never knew that; it’s sad really.
    @Sooz: Ahahahaa; I’m in good company then 😉

  10. Antonio Pachowko says:

    And Easter this year is one of the latest possible on the 24th of April. Its all money, money and money and no common sense. You know in Halifax we have A nestle plant (the second biggest in England after York) and the workers tell me that they start making the Eggs in September, so by Christmas they would be taking up costly space in ware houses. You have bben warned,. By the way all the Quality street in the World is manufactured here in Halifax, so remember when you tuck in to your favourite where it comes from.

  11. Mrs Green says:

    @Antonio Pachowko: I noticed it;s a very late Easter too. I never knew that the eggs are made in September; the factory staff must be really fed up with all these non seasonal activities by now!

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