WHEN Easter comes around I think back to some years ago. We had a lot of children in our family, nephews, nieces and also friends' little ones too. I used to buy them all an Easter egg.
This one year I recall, as there were getting more children to buy for, I thought I would start early and buy a few at a time. I had children of my own, so I had to try to find a hiding place for the eggs. I looked around and decided to hide them behind a chair in the corner of the dining room.
Each week I added a few more to my hoard until I had all I needed.
Easter was only about a week away, so when my children were at school I decided to get the eggs from their hiding place and wrap them up and get them sent out to the children.
I started wrapping them and noticed that some of the silver paper they were wrapped in seemed to be crumpled up.
On opening a few of them it was obvious that some of the chocolate eggs inside had been eaten! When my children came from school, I asked them if they had been at the eggs. They admitted that they had eaten some out of each and had tried to put them back and hoped I wouldn't notice! Luckily I had chance to buy some more in time for Easter. I didn't think it was funny at the time, but later on I had to smile, thinking about it and perhaps my hiding place wasn't a very good one after all.
All the children are grown up now and I don't have to buy so many eggs at Easter.
But it just goes to show that you shouldn't put all your eggs in one basket! Or in my case in the same corner.
Mrs Sylvia Walker,
61 Balmoral Drive,