The Allotment Easter Egg Hunt!

I’ve had a whirlwind of a week since arriving back from my family holiday in Florida: doing the final bits of editing for Ivy Lane: Winter (with tears streaming down my face most of the time!) packing the girls off to school each day running behind them with various items of forgotten kit, two medical appointments to sort out why I was so ill on holiday and finally, starting work on editing the manuscript that I finished before Christmas…
Hence I haven’t had a moment to upload these delightful pictures taken on Easter Sunday by my lovely mum.
The setting for Ivy Lane, is on an allotment (or community garden as it is known in America.) I have to admit, I’m not a keen gardener and have precious little experience at growing vegetables myself. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed researching the subject for Ivy Lane.
Fortunately, my mum, Sue, is a gardening guru and has had an allotment for about fifteen years. She is on the allotment committee and helps organise many of the events, the annual Easter Egg hunt being one of them.
In Ivy Lane, two of the men are responsible for hiding the clues for the Easter egg hunt, but they over-complicate the entire thing and tie themselves in knots, leaving Tilly, the main character to sort out the mess. I’m sure Mum’s version of events ran a whole lot smoother! Here are some pictures of her Easter Egg hunt, with baskets of clues hidden amongst the spring flowers and foliage…

Cathy Bramley
By Cathy Bramley

Cathy is the author of the best-selling romantic comedies Ivy Lane, Appleby farm, The Lemon Tree Cafe and A Vintage Summer. She lives in a Nottinghamshire village with her family and Pearl, the Cockerpoo. Her recent career as a full-time writer of light-hearted romantic fiction has come as somewhat of a lovely surprise after spending eighteen years running her own marketing agency. However, she has always been an avid reader, hiding her book under the duvet and reading by torchlight. Now she thinks she may have found her dream job.

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