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Viscountess Boudica’s Easter

April 20, 2014
by the gentle author

She may be no Spring chicken but that does not stop the indefatigable Viscountess Boudica of Bethnal Green from dressing up as an Easter chick!

As is her custom at each of the festivals which mark our passage through the year, she has embraced the spirit of the occasion wholeheartedly – festooning her tiny flat with seasonal decor and contriving a special outfit for herself that suits the tenor of the day. “Easter’s about renewal – birth, life and death – the end of one thing and the beginning of another,” she assured me when I arrived, getting right to the heart of it at once with characteristic forthrightness.

I feel like a child visiting a beloved grandmother or favourite aunt whenever I call round to see Viscountess Boudica because, although I never know what treats lie in store, I am never disappointed. Even as I walk in the door, I know that days of preparation have preceded my visit. Naturally for Easter there were a great many fluffy creatures in evidence, ducks and rabbits recalling her rural childhood. “When my uncle had his farm, I used to put the little chicks in my pocket and carry them round with me,” she confided with a nostalgic grin, as she led me over to admire the wonder of her Easter garden where yellow creatures of varying sizes were gathering upon a small mat of greengrocer’s grass, around a tree hung with glass eggs, as if in expectation of a sacred ritual.

I cast my eyes around at the plethora of Easter cards, testifying to the popularity of the Viscountess, and her Easter bunting and Easter fairy lights that adorned the walls. There could be no question that the festival was anything other than Easter in this place. “As a child, I used to get a twig and  spray it with paint and hang eggs from it,” she explained, recalling the modest origin of the current extravaganza and adding, “I hope this will inspire others to decorate their homes.”

“Cadbury’s Dairy Milk is my favourite,” she confessed to me, chuckling in excited anticipation and patting her waistline warily, “I probably will eat a lot of chocolate on Easter Monday – once I start eating chocolate, I can’t stop.” And then, just like that beloved grandmother or favourite aunt, Viscountess Boudica kindly slipped a chocolate egg into my hands as I said my farewell, and I carried it off under my arm back to Spitalfields as a proud trophy of the day.

Viscountess Boudica writes her Easter cards

“yellow creatures of varying sizes were gathering upon a small mat of greengrocer’s grass, around a tree hung with glass eggs, as if in expectation of a sacred ritual”

Viscountess Boudica turns Weather Girl to present the forecast for the Easter Bank Holiday - “I predict a dull start with a few patches of sunshine and some isolated showers. In the West Country, it will be nice all day with temperatures between sixty and eighty degrees Farenheit. There will be a small breeze on the coast and sea temperature of around fifty-nine degrees Farenheit.”

Easter blessings to you from Viscountess Boudica!

Viscountess Boudica and her fluffy friends

Be sure to follow Viscountess Boudica’s blog There’s More To Life Than Heaven & Earth

Take a look at

Viscountess Boudica’s Domestic Appliances

Viscountess Boudica’s Blog

Viscountess Boudica’s Album

Viscountess Boudica’s Halloween

Viscountess Boudica’s Christmas

Viscountess Boudica’s Valentine’s Day

Viscountess Boudica’s St Patrick’s Day

Read my original profile of Mark Petty, Trendsetter

and take a look at Mark Petty’s Multicoloured Coats

Mark Petty’s New Outfits

Mark Petty returns to Brick Lane

15 Responses leave one →
  1. Victoria permalink
    April 20, 2014

    I marvel at Viscountess Boudica’s celebrations and her creative flair. Just love these Easter pictures. Look forward to the next in the series!

  2. April 20, 2014

    Mark makes Easter fun! Valerie

  3. April 20, 2014

    Happy Easter to you! You really know how to celebrate in style! Bless you!

  4. April 20, 2014

    *** Easter blessings from me to Viscountess Boudica! ***

    And yes, all the decorations may inspire everyone to that typical british country style, which the Viscountess became acquainted with as a child!

    Would like to see the BBC weather forecast as shown above!!

    Love & Peace & Happy Easter
    ACHIM

  5. April 20, 2014

    Like chocolate, the Viscountess is impossible to resist. Happy Easter!

  6. Milo Bell permalink
    April 20, 2014

    Does the Viscountess have any eggs?

  7. April 20, 2014

    Happy Easter to you both, Viscountess Boudica and Gentle Author, and to all readers of Spitalfields Life.

  8. April 20, 2014

    a happy easter to the gentall author and every one at spittle fields life may you have the happiest of easters and to thous hunky guys in Dublin this is for you gneasuil fear baile atha cliath calisc dia duit conas ata tu ? xxx hope I go t the spelling right and I hope it will give you all idears to decorate your homes to for easter so until the next time xx

  9. Roger Carr permalink
    April 20, 2014

    . . . . . and so kind to the little creatures, ducks and dogs and bunnies roaming all over the gaff. She takes them all in!

  10. Sarah Perry permalink
    April 20, 2014

    Loving the decor. That and the green sparkle shoes. . . . Happy Easter to all of you. . .

  11. William Sovie permalink
    April 20, 2014

    Easter greetings to you dear Viscountess.

  12. April 20, 2014

    Happy Easter Viscountess Boudicca! You are really rocking those green metallic stilettoes. Just looking at your Easter decorations makes me smile, remembering all my childhood Easters….

  13. alittlecape permalink
    April 20, 2014

    Happy Easter to you both! Thank you Countess for sharing your beautiful Easter decor with us. I love it! I was not able to decorate this year due to recently moving so it was especially nice to see your’s. Enjoy your chocolate! Hugs, Patty/NS

  14. April 21, 2014

    Surely Viscountess Boudicca is now a national treasure!

  15. April 22, 2014

    If there’s anyone whose holiday festivities I’d more like to be a part of! Thanks for sharing this treasure (as the Viscountess surely is) with us.

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