Easter egg-stravaganza at The Old Rectory
With Summer just around the corner (fingers crossed!), and the sun making more frequent guest appearances across our skies, it was wonderful to welcome the children from the local Rainbow’s End Pre-School to join us in the garden for our annual Easter event on Sunday, April 21 – and what an egg-stravaganza it turned out to be.
On a hot, sunny day, hordes of excited youngsters arrived promptly at 11.30am, ready to take part in an Easter egg hunt. So, with the eggs already carefully hidden, the children set off with buckets at the ready – some sporting a fetching pair of bunny ears – to uncover the gifts left by the Easter Bunny before the glorious sunshine had a chance to melt their chocolate feast.
This popular yearly gathering is always a delight to host. Residents enjoy taking part in the festivities, observing the joyous melee unfolding before them whilst partaking in a pre-lunch aperitif. Parents are also invited to join the party and there are always plenty of prizes to be won on the day.
During the warmer months, our beautiful grounds regularly become a hive of activity as we invite visitors and local villagers to join us for several community events, including charity luncheons, barbecues, tea parties, and our summer ‘Songs of Praise’.
But there can be no doubt, it is those occasions when the local children visit and reward us with the sound of their laughter that the smiles on the faces of all involved are the largest.