Filled with memories

Monday 13th April 2020

Rolo Easter Egg
I think Nestle and I have different definitions of the word ‘filled’…

Still buzzing from the chocolate high of yesterday, warp-girl and warp-boy were up early again and the morning was mostly filled with dinos, Duplo and doggy tea parties. There was also more chocolate before noon. We spend most of the year locked in a battle of wills with the kids to get them to eat a generally healthy diet and chocolate is a treat, but there are two occasions – Easter and Christmas – when this goes out the window and for a couple of days chocolate becomes their main form of nutrition. I don’t know why this happens, but it does. I’m pretty sure the same thing happened when I was a kid too… Later on with warp-girl in bed and warp-boy asleep on the sofa, jef and I ate our own chocolate and reflected on today’s Government briefing. Dominic Raab; Britain’s  Foreign Secretary who seems to be standing in for Boris Johnson at the moment; had talked about ramping up the COVID-19 testing for NHS staff and other key workers and praised the public for heeding Government advice to stay home over the Easter weekend. I guess they thought the Bank Holiday and Easter celebrations might encourage some to flout the rules. We also grumbled about how much better Easter eggs were when we were kids. The eggs were as big as your head and they were completely stuffed with sweet treats! Whereas today’s eggs could fit comfortably inside your hand and the accompanying treats were pitiful. We still scoffed the lot… When I was a kid you could only eat HALF an egg at most before you needed a little lie down…

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