I love Easter (more than Christmas) because of the sense of optimism it brings without the commercial hype. New life, spiritual and physical, longer days, sunlight, flowers, everything opening up and becoming more inviting. I start to feel that I could venture out of my centrally heated house and interact with the outside world again.

I enjoy decorating the house for Easter. It’s simple and contained – just an Easter tree and a sideboard of sweet little decorations. And I’ve never shown you before but we even have our own Easter bunny!

I’m signing off the computer for a week now to take an Easter break. Have a Happy Easter – see you soon.