Chocolate eggs were first manufactured in France at the court of Louis XIV between 1643 and 1715. Eggs weren’t made in Great Britain until 1873 when they were introduced by Frys & Sons, however the cost resulted in them being an extravagance afforded only to the very wealthy. Following the Second World War the price of chocolate fell considerably, resulting in the chocolate egg becoming a treat that, at last everyone could enjoy.
This week our lifestyle manager, Claire arrived at Priors Hall bearing gifts. Claire had received a call from our local Tesco store in Corby, they wanted to send us all a chocolate egg. This was such a wonderful gesture and was gratefully received by all of us. This, for us was the icing on the cake that was the perfect Easter weekend. We had so much fun, baking and hunting for eggs, we took part in quizzes and games and made the most of the warm weather.
Easter is a beautiful time of the year, a time for new beginnings and fresh starts and ours was wonderful. The sun was streaming through the windows, the golden daffodils were swaying gently in the spring breeze, and we had chocolate for breakfast. It really doesn’t get much more perfect than that.