Lick it

Happy Easter everyone. Today I have watched lambs frolic, run like a crazy thing all arms and legs flailing down a hill, admired the first haze of blue in the bluebell woods, started spring cleaning, emptied a greenhouse, planted some survivors, had a chocolate fight and shared lots of hugs. A good Good Friday.

So it seems an apposite day to draw your attention to Citizens for Optimism, some groovy folk who think good design can inspire happiness.  Like it.

Design by Leen Sadder

This was brought to my attention by Little Commas, as writer who designs and a designer who writes, or maybe t’other way aboot.  Anyway, Lil C wrote a sweet enough post to get freshly pressed (not jealous, not at all) and not only did I enjoy visiting her blog, I also loved the Citizens themselves.  Check them out, all the posters are lush. Lick them.

Löffel LTN

As LTN visited me over Easter (it already seems a long time ago) I had the exciting task of finding him the best Ostereier in Berlin.  It was an easy choice.  To a purple lover and milka fan such as myself, the Löffel Eier are a rather wonderful discovery.  Of course I had to test the merchandise and force myself to eat a boxful before he arrived, manfully I struggled through their fluffy vanilla filling and deemed them fit to be shared.  Then I had a busy busy week of work and almost had a verkauf disaster, as the shops ran out the day before Easter.  Panic.  I had to run around every shop until I found the last boxes left in the entire city.  But there was an unexpected bonus, a new filling, of the cocoa persuasion.  The photo essay doeth follow:

Opening a box of Löffel Ei is pretty exciting.  It’s purple and there are poons!

In fact it’s so exciting that LTN momentarily forgot himself and tried to eat one without first peeling it.  

He looked strangely like a dinosaur.
But after a gentle reminder he peeled the egg and commenced breaking in

and there was some serious concentration on spooning

I was lucky enough to get a little taste

but mainly the spoon stayed with Neil

resulting in lots of smiles……gewinn.  Belated happy Easter folks x