or Persephone or (if you must) Jesus Christ. I had a tiff with my friend last night about the meaning of Easter and how we should celebrate it. This was played out as she munched on the mini chocolate eggs her children were supposed to be hunting for on Sunday but then needs must (and I’d refused to share my fudge).
“It is the celebration of Spring,” I said. “It is one of the oldest celebrations known to man, with the first such occasion dating back to 2400BC. The word Easter is derived from the Pagan Goddess Eostra, who would conceive a child at this time.”
“So you suggest that instead of eating Creme Eggs, we all get pregnant?”
“Christ no,” I replied.
After a moment’s thought, I added ‘but we could all have a good shag.’
“So you suggest that instead of lining an extra aisle in Tesco’s with chocolate, we should line it with…”
That is my suggestion to you anyway. Have a lovely weekend everyone. Don’t get pregnant.