An Eggstraordinary Week-End

Over two weeks have already passed since Easter. Time flies when you’re busy eating chocolate! After looking forward to a long Easter week-end (extra-long actually, as I had also booked Maundy Thursday off), I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone. I picked up my mother from the airport on Thursday, and from then it was rather full-on. The programme was flexible due to the weather but we still managed to fit in a fair amount, including going to the beach, watching the Boat Race, going to museums and visiting the London Wetland Centre.

One of the highlights was definitely going to Covent Garden to see the Grand Eggstravaganza, the last opportunity the 210 unique eggs created for the Big Egg Hunt before they got auctioned. I’ve mentioned the Big Egg Hunt before. Despite living only 30 minutes outside of London I’d managed to completely miss out on the month-long event. So I was glad when my mother agreed it could be a fun opportunity for photos.

Detail of "Around the World Before Bedtime" by Miss Dee

Despite the weather, we headed to Covent Garden. All the eggs were displayed around and in the market. There was a really great variety of designs and we both took dozens of pics! Our favourite egg was the very poetic “Around The World Before Bedtime” by Miss Dee although there were a handful of others that could have taken that top spot. “Where’s Wally/Waldo/Charlie” (depending on where you’re from) was extremely popular with children and one of the most photographed. At the auction which took place on Monday evening, Humpty Dumpty was sold for £51,000! Granted, it is signed by TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall!

The ever popular "Where's Wally?" by Martin Handford

Detail of "For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti" by Emma E. Kemp

"Egg Letter Box" by Benjamin Shine

"Remarkable Connections" by The East India Company with Sam Joyce