Truthful Tuesday: 11 April

Di is hosting Truthful Tuesday while PCGuyIV , the original host is on hiatus.

The question this week is:

Do you think Easter, like Christmas, is too commercialised and goods available too early in respect of the holiday?

I am not at all religious but I do think that Easter is a very commercial holiday in some respects. This year I didn’t think the chocolate eggs appeared too early. I think it was after Valentine’s Day at least.

I did see some Easter cards but as I found with Christmas cards it is harder to find a nice card that you can send to anyone. Most cards now are specialised . One thing that particularly annoyed me at Christmas was that so many cards seemed to be for couples. It was very hard to find a nice “Sister” card amongst all the “Sister and Brother in Law, Sister and Partner etc. Do people only send cards to couples now? And don’t even get me started on the cost of cards. This applies to all holidays not just Easter.

Homemade hot cross buns

However, my biggest gripe about the commercialisation of Easter is Hot Cross buns. Why must the stores start selling them on Boxing Day? It makes me so annoyed (I nearly said cross) . And whose idea was it to make a fruitless hot cross bun? It’s not a proper bun without the fruit as far as I’m concerned. Nor should they have chocolate chips. What’s that about? Let’s not even talk about Vegemite hot cross buns. That is just wrong.

I know that Hot Cross buns are popular. I love them myself but they are for Easter. They lose their significance if you can buy them all the time. Why can’t we just have plain buns without the crosses the rest of the year?



I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

One comment

  1. Hot cross buns and Easter Eggs were available in January here. I agree with you about cards, which was one reason why I now prefer to make my own. The only card I will not make is a sympathy card. For that, I will go and buy one for the particular family concerned. Thanks for joining in.

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