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Viscountess Boudica’s Easter

April 18, 2022
by the gentle author

On Easter Monday, we celebrate our dearly beloved Viscountess Boudica of Bethnal Green who once entertained us with her seasonal frolics and capers but is now exiled to Uttoxeter

She may be no Spring chicken but that never stopped 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 embraced the spirit of the occasion wholeheartedly – festooning her tiny flat with seasonal decor and contriving a special outfit for herself that suited 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 felt like a child visiting a beloved grandmother or favourite aunt whenever I call round to see Viscountess Boudica because, although I never knew what treats lie in store, I was never disappointed. Even as I walked in the door, I knew that days of preparation 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 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

The Departure of Viscountess Boudica

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

11 Responses leave one →
  1. April 18, 2022

    Happy Easter Viscountess, love your decorating flair.

  2. Robert permalink
    April 18, 2022

    I love the viscountess. I’m so invested in her life. I hope I’ve used the right pronouns though.

  3. April 18, 2022

    Colourful as always and very much connected to the Christian tradition. Happy Easter, dear Viscountess!

    Love & Peace

  4. April 18, 2022

    You’ll be welcomed in Uttcher, Dr Samuel Johnson did penance their and from this came our first dictionary. You’ll have the river Dove, Dovedale, a beautiful part of the Peak District on your doorstep, JCB, Rocester and the Potteries on the outskirts, enjoy your new horizons, I live in Stamford , Lincs but know the area and people well. You’ll be safe their away from inconsiderate ignorant morons.

  5. Susan permalink
    April 18, 2022

    I miss Boudica.

  6. Akkers permalink
    April 18, 2022

    I have missed reading about the Viscountess. A Happy Easter to you Boudica and thanks Gentle Author for another great article.

  7. Pauline Taylor permalink
    April 18, 2022

    Much missed Viscountess Boudica, I hope that life is being kinder to you in Uttoxeter and that your flair for decorating for special events is appreciated.

  8. Cherub permalink
    April 18, 2022

    Fabulous, the outfit, the boots, the decorations, just fabulous!

    Decorating an Easter tree is a very popular custom across here in Switzerland, people also have wreaths on their front doors and put little Easter figures outside and along their windowsills. I love walking along looking at things, so very bright and cheerful ☺️

  9. Boudicca permalink
    April 18, 2022

    Hi to everyone in Londinum it’s been such a long tyme since we did our seasonal decorations but always remember even though we have gone we still thinking about you all

  10. mlaiuppa permalink
    April 19, 2022

    I so miss her flair for holiday decorations. She has such style.

    I hope her new location is treating her well.

  11. Marcia Howard permalink
    April 21, 2022

    London’s loss is Uttoxeter’s gain. I just love her colourful flamboyance.

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