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Viscountess Boudica’s Easter Celebrations

April 4, 2015
by the gentle author

I cannot celebrate Easter without a return visit to our dearly-beloved Viscountess Boudica also known as ‘Old Mother Goose of Bethnal Green’

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, Boudica embraces 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

14 Responses leave one →
  1. April 4, 2015

    Happy Easter VB!

  2. Eva Gorman permalink
    April 4, 2015

    Happy Easter to Dear Viscountess Boudica and The Gentle Author.

    xox

  3. Susan permalink
    April 4, 2015

    I’m so happy to see the Viscountess back! I always like to share your blogs about her with friends here in Canada….plus her green pumps are to die for!

  4. April 4, 2015

    Happy Easter to you both

  5. April 4, 2015

    * ~ Easter Blessing to you too, dear Viscountess ~ *

  6. April 4, 2015

    The colours alone make very happy — so I wish a Happy Easter Time to everyone!

    Love & Peace
    ACHIM

  7. April 4, 2015

    She truly knows how to celebrate the seasons. Wonderful decorations again. And I love the yellow boots! Happy Easter to you both!

  8. April 4, 2015

    Great to see VB back…a seasonal highlight as always! I do wonder though where she stores all her seasonal paraphernalia until the next time? How big is this flat??
    Happy Easter to VB and TGA and Mr P…!

  9. Sarahc permalink
    April 4, 2015

    A Happy Easter to the Gentle Author and the Viscountess yes. . . .she always has the best decor. . ..

  10. Pauline permalink
    April 4, 2015

    Happy Easter Viscountess. You and GA brighten the day, Hope GA’s arm is better.

  11. Mary permalink
    April 4, 2015

    A Happy Easter!

    Everyone should be able to live and dress exactly how they wish. Such brightness and dazzle; I can imagine how heads can be turned in the streets.

    I believe the colour is really an antidote to much sadness though. As directed I duly linked to Viscountess Boudica’s blog but couldn’t understand it. Is this a case of ‘The King’s New Clothes’?

  12. April 4, 2015

    Happy Easter TGA and VB!

  13. Angel A Knight permalink
    April 5, 2015

    Happy Easter to the Gentle Author and our favorite Easter chick Viscountess Boudica :)
    It is always a treat to take an online seasonal holiday tour of ‘Boudica Towers,’ her sense of occasion is always wonderfully infectious and always an inspiration! I find myself wishing I had thought of an easter egg tree, what a marvellous idea!!! … obviously great things from small twigs grow :) …and for those who don’t celebrate Easter, but love chocolate, ‘happy chocolate egg weekend,’ and don’t forget, there is always room for the new beginnings and new life as symbolized by the humble egg…and for chicks and bunnies too!

  14. Paul Huckett permalink
    April 5, 2015

    Sending Happy Easter Greetings from a very hot and tropical North Queensland . No rabbits here, too hot for chocolate , so we’re just about to have the Easter prawns. Stay well .

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