Not content with leaving the chocolate egg purchases until virtually the last minute (and missing out on the lovely big Lindt eggs), I’ve only just done the traditional Polish decorated eggs.
Admittedly, it has been some time since I actually did this – umm, more years than Oscar Wilde would recommend admitting to – but I thought it would be a fun thing to pass on to the younglings.
There are two kinds of traditional Polish Easter eggs: the painted ones and these, which are stained and have the patterns scratched on. The stain, in this case, is done by boiling eggs in onion peel to get a deep brown colour. The designs are scratched on with a blade and it takes a little practise. You can probably see that the last egg is a bit less “hairy” than the first.
The children didn’t get much of a look in, due to my concerns about unleasing them on sharp knives, but they did a little. So I have high hopes that I will not only be more organised next year, but we will all be a little more competent too.
This is what you can do if you are really talented
On the subject of eggs, I was heartily amused by Canterbury lobbing metaphorical eggs at Rome in the news this morning. I can only suppose this is revenge for Rome’s attempt to poach CofE clerics previously.
Happy Easter and enjoy your eggs, whatever form they take 😀