Easter Basket

8 Apr

Gobetween offered a basket of Easter treats.  I liked the idea so much, I have copied it.

Spud in his Easter Bonnet.  It was so heavy, he needed a pole (in his right hand) to support it and a cord (in his left hand) to balance it.  The Hub has a habit of going overboard.  His enthusiasm tends to carry him to places he would never normally go, like into marriage with me.


An Easter story:

At an Easter service in Bangladesh the congregation wept at the crucifixion scene in the Jesus film.

Suddenly a little boy at the back jumped up and shouted, ‘Don’t worry, He gets up again.  I saw it before!’



Spud the Vicar: one old tablecloth; some black card; white card; a material scrap and gold stickyback plastic.  Must be a Church of England vicar.


This happened last year:

I attended the early service in my Anglican church.  We combined with two other churches in the parish last Easter.  The church where we are now based is high church, as opposed to us low church, or enjoy-it-enough-to-almost-be-called-’happy-clappy’-if-we-weren’t-all-too-frightfully-British-to-actually-clap-in church.

The early service is extremely formal: the Gospel reading requires everyone to stand, and is made in the middle of the congregation.  I suppose the thinking is that it’s at the centre of everything.  People in long, white robes hold crosses on sticks and surround the vicar, who reads the scripture from the biggest Bible I’ve ever seen in real life.  It is all rather solemn and old-fashioned.

The reading was from Matthew; the parable of the sower.  The vicar read, And he told them many things in parables, saying, at which point he drew breath, just as the only baby in the room said, Dada!

I’ll tell you what is definitely not old-fashioned – a giggling vicar.


Happy Easter! 



36 Responses to “Easter Basket”

  1. vivinfrance April 8, 2012 at 10:12 #

    lovely basket, gorgeous bonnet, happy story! Happy Easter to Tilly and all your faithful readers.


  2. Gobetween April 8, 2012 at 10:35 #

    Ahh sweet little spud, when he was at an age where he still listened to mom … how things have changed 😉


  3. SammyDee April 8, 2012 at 10:44 #

    I love Spuds Easter Bonnet! Happy Easter everyone!


  4. granny1947 April 8, 2012 at 10:45 #

    Hehehe…you are too British to clap….love this post.


    • Tilly Bud April 9, 2012 at 11:26 #

      It’s true. You should see the embarrassed faces when one person tries it 🙂 Then the clapping fades away as that person becomes embarrassed by no one joining them 🙂


  5. viveka April 8, 2012 at 11:57 #

    12 points for the bonnet and 12 for Spud! Nice and smiley post. Thanks


  6. Pseu April 8, 2012 at 12:03 #

    timing is



  7. Piglet in Portugal April 8, 2012 at 12:32 #

    Happy Easter!


  8. terry1954 April 8, 2012 at 13:22 #



  9. jmgoyder April 8, 2012 at 13:32 #

    Fantastic post!!!!


  10. siggiofmaine April 8, 2012 at 13:36 #


    l will be off soon be off to my “low” Episcopal church with High features ☺. I love your photos and description of the Anglican High and Low church. Will think of you now each time I attend a service and send thoughts and prayers your way.

    Peace and love,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine


  11. gigihawaii April 8, 2012 at 17:17 #

    Cute pics! HAPPY EASTER, TILLY!


    • Tilly Bud April 9, 2012 at 11:30 #

      And to you!

      Can I say that? I just read that you don’t celebrate it.

      Happy weekend, anyway 🙂


  12. SchmidleysScribbling April 8, 2012 at 17:33 #

    Once again, I persist to get here and say, Happy Easter and Happy Everafter. Love Spud. I am going to kidnap him. Our Epicopal Church split. The Conservative part is linking up with the RCs and the Anglicans in Africa, who are REALLY conservative. The Liberal clapping part has gone with the Brits I think. Me, I’m joining the Salvation Army. Dianne

    PS I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor and rich is better ~Ella Fitzgerald.


    • Tilly Bud April 9, 2012 at 11:31 #

      Yes, I read that in your reply to my comment.

      I’d have to agree. 🙂


  13. Al April 8, 2012 at 17:47 #

    Did you get vicar(ious) satisfaction dressing Spud up like that?


  14. kateshrewsday April 8, 2012 at 21:33 #

    What a bundle of Easter joy you had for us today, Tilly 😀 Love the giggling better and the Christ who gets up again…Spud’s hat is a classic….


  15. Jackie Paulson April 8, 2012 at 22:50 #

    I love the basket..it’s funny b/c in high school we had a contest in a catholic school, who could come up with a creative hat…and I won, it was not Easter theme but I won. Hee hee. Great post.


  16. Perfecting Motherhood April 9, 2012 at 02:23 #

    Very funny church story, and lovely Easter bonnet!


  17. laurieanichols April 9, 2012 at 02:55 #

    I burst out laughing imagining the little boy doing his best comforting the other boy with his words of wisdom. My laughter was from how little one’s like to fix things. The Easter bonnet was a grand one, it belonged in an Easter parade. You son was so adorable.


  18. Gabrielle Bryden April 9, 2012 at 04:21 #

    Hahaha – that baby knows how to make an entrance – happy easter to you and yours 🙂


  19. bluebee April 9, 2012 at 09:23 #

    Happy Easter, Tilly – Spud the Vicar is too sweet


  20. eof737 April 18, 2012 at 18:30 #

    Adorable… Happy belated Easter! 😉


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