Archive | April 2014

Easter 1940

When I wrote Martha’s Girls I wanted to recall some of the traditions of my Belfast family and one of the happiest for me was at Easter time when we decorated hard boiled eggs and a wicker basket to carry them to our picnic. I don’t know if many families on Easter Sunday in the North of Ireland still go in search of a good hill down which to roll their eggs and I’m not sure it’s ever been a tradition in the rest of Ireland or the UK. Anyway, click on the link below to join Martha and her girls on their egg-rolling picnic to experience some nostalgia or an insight into one family’s Easter ritual.