ED’S LET­TER

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Contents -

In house­holds such as mine, where the younger mem­bers have a me­dian age of six, we’re con­stantly on a count­down to the next spe­cial oc­ca­sion. As soon as one birth­day or na­tional hol­i­day is over, it’s time to start mark­ing the days on the cal­en­dar un­til the next mile­stone. A re­cent fam­ily de­bate as to which is the best an­nual cel­e­bra­tion (one son de­clared Christ­mas to be un­beat­able, while his brother ar­gued the com­bi­na­tion of su­per­hero cos­tumes plus lol­lies makes Hal­loween the clear fron­trun­ner) saw me nom­i­nate Easter as my per­sonal favourite. Choco­late, time with fam­ily and – if you’re lucky – a few days off work… what’s not to love? And, as de­li­cious. On Sun­day colum­nist Matt Pre­ston ob­served last week, an­other ad­van­tage Easter has over its more high­pro­file ri­val, Christ­mas, is that it comes mi­nus the ex­pec­ta­tion of buy­ing presents for ev­ery­one. (Al­though those of us on Easter Bunny duty are still re­quired to hide cer­tain pur­chases from pry­ing young eyes.) So en­joy your Easter – and good news: there are only 253 days un­til Christ­mas.

Sar­rah

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