I love Easter primarily because it’s a sure sign we are moving deep into spring and leaving the cold of winter behind
Everywhere during Easter you see new life, the world looks brighter and we can spend more time outdoors with those we love.
Marks & Spencer has been an integral part of our family since my childhood. My first memory of M&S was when I was really young in London. We used to visit my grandparents and my granny would take us there shopping. We would choose hot cross buns and butter popcorn. When we got home she always toasted the buns and smothered them in butter.
Those memories fill my heart with love as I was very close to my grandparents. Now I have a chance to make memories with James and he also loves hot cross buns. The only difference is that now there is so much choice. Double chocolate for him and I’m sticking with the original.
We were always dressed in M&S as kids. I was dressed the same as my older sister for years and then the same as my younger sister. Luckily things have changed and now I can wear my own clothes!!
This season M&S have a beautiful range of women’s wear with their cashmere jumpers at the top of my list. This grey jumper with hearts works perfectly with comfy boyfriend style jeans. Their children’s range for boys is always smart but comfortable. This is so important for James as he’s a true boy is every sense of the word- active and adventurous.
This parka jacket is great for spring and layering underneath is key for comfort.
The green trousers below with the shirt and jumper is also very comfortable and the black converse style runners work with everything.
Every year at my sisters we have an Easter egg hunt time and Percy pigs are always the most coveted prize. Globetrotting Percy is for the gold winner and then as Gay Byrne used to say ‘there’s a Percy meets the Easter bunny for everyone in the audience.’
I really love dark chocolate and this year M&S have a beautiful luxurious range of eggs for adults too. There’s a large cocoa pod and then a mini dark chocolate egg with dark chocolate ganache and gold leaf.
My mum maintains that tea doesn’t taste right if it’s not in a china cup so this tea set from Marks and Spencer is perfect. When I had mum over the first things she said is “this reminds me of my mum.”
Easter is an opportunity for us to make more memories and smile at old ones too. We have a running joke in our house that my brother in law makes the best Sunday roast but we know his secret trick – the rotisserie chicken from M&S.
After a great day James and I love to cuddle on the couch. I hope he never gets too big for a cuddle. For now, I’ll just appreciate the ones I have and this Easter I look forward to treating my visitors to tea, chats and hot cross buns and maybe one day they’ll look back and remember these times with fondness too.
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