Not only did I get the go-ahead from Herba re. posting my contribution to her and die Pö’s monthly community challenge, but something else occurred today which puts me into the proper Easter mood. Totally unexpected, an Easter package arrived at my doorstep. Sender: Hariclea. The first thing that appeared when I opened the envelope, were two bags of Easter chocolates. A carefully wrapped present was decorated with bunny stickers, but even though Easter Sunday is still four days away, I could not resist opening the pressie.
I’m glad I did because the contents are absolutely perfect for upgrading my existing
and rather plain Easter arrangement. So the little bunny candle is joining the Easter egg candles on my candelabra. Quite the “ bunny cock of the walk”. And the pendants and felt deco pieces were exactly the perfect, tiny scale to adorn the candle holder.
So cute!!! Thank you, Hari xx. I totally did not expect that, and I love having these little decorations now on my sitting room mantle. They are in my line of vision as I type, and they remind me of you! 🙂
So, now that I am in proper Easter mood, it is time to reveal my contribution to Herba’s challenge. “Do something… with the Easter Bunny”. Herba was already wondering who I am combining with the Easter bunny. There may be a hint on the cover of the RAPS…
Fresh, yellow spring feel? Those washi tape strips can be pulled off by the recipient. So, who is going on an egg-hunt?
It’s the king of the farmyard, silent but strong John Standring. His speciality is rounding up sheep. He’s really got the technique down to a tee (see right)… 🐑 👨🏼🌾 👏🏻
Seriously, though. I have to go on a little tangent for this scenario. This was one of the scenes in Sparkhouse that really caused a good bit of mirth when I first saw the series. Every time I see it, I get the irrepressible urge to go “tuck-tuck-tuck-tuuuuuuck”. 😂 Not that I am a serious connoisseur of shepherding techniques, but Mr Standring seems to employ a rather unorthodox approach to herding here. Could it be that he has honed his skills in the hen-house? He seems ready to take off there, fluttering around the flock. Well, he is quite the cock of run. His creator, uber-talented Brit actor Richard A. from rural H. undoubtedly has done his homework and researched his subject with the kind of tenacious care that he applies to all of his characters. As this was purportedly his first ever method-acted role, we can be sure that these are state-of-the-art sheep management methods, Northern England, ca. 2002.
But back to the shrine. Note that John Standring has called in his American cousin, Daniel M., to help with this year’s annual Easter Bunny Roundup. Danny may be a city kid, but he is a natural when it comes to dealing with chicks and bunnies…
So is their mutual second cousin once removed, Francis ‘Dolly the Sheep’ Dolarhyde, btw, as evidenced here.
Moving on. After all that ribbing, teasing and pulling of overall-clad legs, let’s give dear John a bit of admiration space:
A sweet soul, indeed, with a very sweet, innocent smile. No further comment necessary.
As for the shrine I previewed in my last post – the public has spoken. Consensus was that I should only reveal the shrine once the recipient has safely received the RAPS. The good news is, it is already on its way… Let’s hope the mail service will not take forever!