Well, I don’t know where the year has gone thus far but I’m sure it was only Christmas last week. Although, to be fair, I’m probably confused by seeing Easter eggs and hot cross buns hit the shelves on Boxing Day! [That may be an exaggeration … but only just. – Ed.]

Easter means different things to all of us: for some it’s religious observances; for others, family and/or a short holiday; for most it’s all the treats – hot cross buns, Easter egg hunts (and eats) and gorging on every kind of chocolate known to man; and to others still, just some time off work!

There are so many things to think about but I’m going to choose two: bunnies and eggs. Here’s a selection of the many titles you will find in the library this Easter [If you get in quick enough. – Ed.]:

Book cover for This little bunny
Book cover for We're going on an egg hunt
Book cover for Easter bunny in training
Book cover for Five funny bunnies
Book cover for Poppy and Sam's Easter egg hunt
Book cover for The Easter Bunny comes to Australia

So why did I pick bunnies and eggs for this post anyway? How are these two things related? Well now, this is the interesting bit. We all know how chickens lay regular eggs … and geese lay golden eggs? And even the platypus and echidna – two mammals – lay eggs. Most of you may not know this but Easter bunnies are no ordinary rabbits, they are called Easter bunnies because …

<lean in please, it’s a secret, so I have to whisper>

… because they lay Easter eggs! WHAT?! Shhh! I know, amazing! But this is just between you and me, right? Keep it under your hats: TOP SECRET. Shhh.

Since you’ll have a four day long weekend to process that bombshell you may feel the need for some constructive distractions – and it’s really not a good idea to spend the whole weekend eating chocolate, apparently. Why not try some DIY …

Book cover for Easter things to make and do
Book cover for I can make things for Easter
Book cover for 10 minute Easter crafts

So, got your boots and pith helmet; your egg catching net and wicker basket; your fireproof vest and welder’s gloves? Then you are all set and ready for your upcoming Easter adventures. Have fun out there and remember: chocolate isn’t just for Easter, it’s for a lifetime!

And lastly, to prove not everything is about chocolate, here’s a little rhyme about something completely unrelated. That’s right, nothing says Easter like a good old traditional hot cross bun full of spices, currants and/or raisins – not a hint of chocolate to be found.

What’s that? They’ve been putting choc chips in them for years …

NOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot cross buns!

If you have no daughters,
Give them to your sons
One a penny, two a penny,
Hot Cross Buns!