Happy Easter everyone
In honesty I had completely forgotten it was the easter weekend as, being Buddhist, the Japanese don't celebrate easter. It's amazing how quickly you lose track of festivals from home when there are no cream eggs and bunnies around to remind you.
I hope all of you at home are fully gorged on chocolaty goodness, as I hope soon to be (my Mother assures me there are easter eggs in the post), and send forth some easter goodness for you to feast your eyes on.
It is said that having observed lent, and denied themselves of all luxuries, women back in the day would rush out on easter morning and buy a new bonnet to wear for the days celebration thus the easter bonnet was born. It can be found in varying incarnations today from the school easter bonnet contest of fluffy chickens and straw through to masterpieces by couture milliners. Though I do love the many modern easter bonnets out there I must admit that the ladies of yesteryear are still showing us up in a big way, BIG being the operative word, though it seems Stephen Jones is giving them a run for their money.
Easter Bonnets aren't just for us girlies as Stephen Fry proves with his pink easter bonnet, clearing the path for men everywhere to embrace their fluffy chicken, flower loving self.
Hope you are all enjoying your long weekend!