I thought of her this week, when I read in various places that "Easter is the new Christmas".
Carole Middleton, MIL to a future Defender of the Faith, advises chocolate eggs and mini meringues, and bunny hop races in your bunting-hung garden.
Krispy Kreme have a special range of Easter themed donuts, including the Lucky Strawberry Ladybug.
Meanwhile, another company has brought out a Cheester Egg, for those who dislike chocolate. £14 for this egg - or more if you get the whole hamper.
Waitrose report an increase in 'the demand for Easter Crackers' [people go into Waitrose and demand them?] It's a bit crazy if you ask me. My children enjoyed a few Easter Eggs, and we had a Treasure Hunt round the house and garden involving dreadful doggerel clues with rhyming couplets.
"The next egg is a little higher
It's on top of the____________"[ tumble dryer, deep fat fire, electric wire, funeral pyre, bicycle tyre, Cathedral spire...]
But the main reason for celebrating Easter was, and is, the joy of the resurrection and the New Life and hope which Jesus brings.
I loathe the fact that the Christian season has been hijacked for commercial gain. I am sorry that Good Friday is just another working day for so many people. But I suppose the upside is that I have an opportunity to share my faith with people.
[BTW if you ARE planning to post any Easter cards, Christian-themed or otherwise] buy your stamps NOW as they go up in price at the Weekend!