Last quote about Easter

Michael Gapen - Barclays
These factors combined with the timing of the Easter holiday, which was in April this year compared with March last year probably weighed on consumption growth. All of these effects will likely reverse in the second quarter and provide a modest boost to growth.feedback
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Apr 29 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Easter. 171 people are quoted and you can read 229 citations of them about Easter. Theresa May, Ali Fedotowksy and Tara Strong, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Theresa May said: “Easter is a moment to reflect, and an important time for Christians and others to gather together with families and friends.”.
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Ian Gilmartin - Barclays

It's important not to overstate the severity of the figures, as the sector was still able to post monthly year-on-year growth and there were other bright spots, with clothing retailers posting good results boosted by a milder than usual March. The late Easter this year may also have slightly disrupted sales patterns, but the overall trend does suggest that it's going to be a tricky time for the wider industry as we move towards the summer season.feedback

Kathleen Roush

It's making America look foolish. Anyway, I'm going to go. Have a happy Easter.feedback

John Oladejo

We are grateful to all Rapid Response Team members, including government agency and partner staff, who have remained at their different field posts, through the Easter period working on this outbreak response and control.feedback

Oliver Monger

I've not really had a problem I've needed to talk to someone about, but meeting you is a new thing. I don't really know how to speak to someone so high. I'm quite shy. That was just fantastic. It has really boosted my confidence. I had no idea what to say at first but she really put me at ease.feedback

Loren Ridinger

She just likes simple things. She's a very, very simple person. Loves family, is a great sister, is a great daughter.feedback

Brooke Shields

My daughter Rowan doesn't have any of her passwords. She has to ask me to log her in. She's so mad and embarrassed with her friends, but I'm tough like that.feedback

Susie Polston

I feel like I'll never be able to open these doors again without coming through here and looking out here and scanning the whole porch.feedback

Steve Polston

We thought it was a joke maybe and we knocked on the window and it moved. So we were like, no, this is a serious prank if somebody did this.feedback

Christina El Moussa

My kids have food allergies so we all try and limit gluten and dairy. I eat five small meals a day that usually consist of overnight oats for breakfast, a green juice for a snack, salad with a protein for lunch, granola bar as a snack and then a healthy dinner of chicken or salmon and veggies, tacos or vegan chili. I love Justin's Organic Mini Peanut Butter Cups. Delish!feedback

Mike van Dulken - Accendo Markets

Calls for a negative open come after a mixed return by Asian investors following the long Easter weekend, at odds with last night's positive close on Wall Street. Geopolitical concerns may be off the boil and safe haven assets off their best, but they continue to simmer be it from a nuclear standpoint on the North Korean peninsula or politically in France and Turkey and across the Atlantic with the US Treasury secretary suggesting Healthcare bill problems will delay tax cuts.feedback

Christina El Moussa

At first, we just tried to be really vague. We're always remodeling our house or the yard, so when I moved out with the kids temporarily, we didn't really get into it, and she didn't ask. Taylor asked if we could get back together. We had to explain that sometimes couples get divorced but that she and Brayden are our No. 1 priority. We'll always be a family.feedback

Jamie Nicole Otis

After we fell in love, we would laugh about it all the time. He'd always pick on me that he knew my whole name, but I couldn't remember his.feedback

Radley Balko

Two cops are fired after citizen-shot videos show them beating a man during a traffic stop.feedback

Donald J. Trump

This is 139th Easter egg roll. Think of it. It began a long time ago, 1878. And we will be stronger and bigger an better as a nation than ever before. We are right on track. You see what's happening, and we are right on track. So thank you everybody for being here.feedback

Melinda Bates

It's the single most high-profile event that takes place at the White House each year, and the White House and the first lady are judged on how well they put it on. I'm really concerned for the Trump people, because they have failed to fill some really vital posts, and this thing is all hands on deck. If you can pull off an Easter Egg Roll … you can do anything.feedback

William Seale

They [the children] laughed, yelled, and played…in rolling down with their eggs the girls – some of them a pretty good size, too – were totally regardless of the extent of striped stockings displayed.feedback

Paul Lockstone - Barclaycard

Easter spending also reflected the prevailing trends that we've seen over the past 12 months, with stronger growth online than in-store and a preference to spend on leisure time rather than on material goods, continuing the growth of the 'experience economy.feedback

Paul Lockstone - Barclaycard

A comparatively milder and later holiday weekend prompted consumers to make more purchases, although the smaller rise in transaction values suggests part of the appeal can be attributed to the discounting seen across the high street. This may have also counteracted increased prices elsewhere.feedback

Diane Wehrle

High streets have led the surge in footfall across the UK this Easter due to their adaptability and diverse hospitality offering, which supports their ability to respond to trends more quickly than retail parks and shopping centres.feedback

Ellie Schafer

The stakes are high because it's such a Washington tradition, and people just love it and have very strong feelings about it.feedback

Daniel Banaszek

I'm not religious, but I miss the food. And I miss having the second day of Easter off.feedback

Melissa McCarthy

Yes, you all got your wish this week, Spicey finally made a mistake. As we all know President Trump recently bombed Syria while eating the most beautiful slice of chocolate cake America has ever laid eyes on. That's a fact. It would be really great if the nitpickers could see the bigger picture and didn't focus on every little slur and lie I say.feedback

Elizabeth Smart

These two make my Easter perfect! #soinlove #happyeaster #sundaysareforfamily #blessed #bigthingsinlittlepackages. I'm not sorry this happened to me anymore, because it made me grow up.feedback

Elizabeth Smart

I feel so fortunate that I was able to come through this unscarred. I want to tell other people, Don't give up. Miracles do happen.feedback

Zuma Nesta Rock

I would go shopping for glasses with my son and I saw how limited and boring the choices were. Wearing glasses should be a fun and positive experience for everyone – including kids and teens.feedback

Keira Hammond

That car was Nick's pride and joy, and he'd had it for about three-and-a-half-years, he loved it. He was a skilled mechanic, he was really experienced and he was always doing things to our cars. I can remember one occasion where he'd taken the engine out and painted it and then left it in the oven to dry, and I was always finding air filters in the dishwasher. It was just something he absolutely loved doing, and so he'd bought a suspension lowering kit which he decided to do over Easter. I couldn't see his head or chest, just his lower half.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Those principles are at the heart of Christianity. And Christians throughout the world will this weekend be remembering Jesus's example of love and sacrifice, and the Easter message of redemption and peace. At a time of growing conflict, that message of peace could not have more urgency throughout the world. I meet Christians, and others of all faiths and none, on a daily basis, who share and live those ideals: people who give their time for others, to run food banks, protect the vulnerable, look after the sick, the elderly and our young people.feedback

John Goldingay

Things stay the same, then Jesus appears and intervenes and things change, then things go back to being the same, then Jesus intervenes again. … Life involves an unremitting sequence of sadnesses and losses, but they are interwoven with appearances of Jesus, who shows up to make a difference.feedback

Rafiq Bishry

We expected that people would be too scared to attend prayers but there was no need for our expectations because there are a lot of people here. This is a clear message to the whole world that we are not afraid.feedback

Pope Francis

At this time support the efforts of those who are actively working to bring relief and comfort to civilians in Syria, the victim of a war that continues to sow horror and death. The latest despicable attack yesterday on fleeing refugees has resulted in numerous deaths and injuries. Bring peace to all the Middle East, from the Holy Land to Iraq and Yemen as well.feedback

Theresa May

I am a practising member of the Church of England and so forth – that lies behind what I do. We must continue to ensure that people feel able to speak about their faith, and that absolutely includes their faith in Christ.feedback

Keith Porteous-Wood

There can be few countries, if any, where religious expression is as free as in Britain. Perhaps Mrs May's anxiety about Christians feeling constrained in speaking out is frustration that, in our multi-religious and less religious society, such messages increasingly fall on deaf ears.feedback

Theresa May

This year, after a period of intense debate over the right future for our country, there is a sense that people are coming together and uniting behind the opportunities that lie ahead. For at heart, this country is one great union of people and nations with a proud history and a bright future. And as we face the opportunities ahead – the opportunities that stem from our decision to leave the EU, and embrace the world – our shared interests, our shared ambitions and, above all, our shared values can and must bring us together. Our Christian heritage is something we can all be proud of.feedback

Theresa May

I'm not just a vicar's daughter, I'm a member of the National Trust as well.feedback

Theresa May

Easter is a moment to reflect, and an important time for Christians and others to gather together with families and friends.feedback

Henry Zuckerberg

I'm not forced to see this. I grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. I know not a single person in prison. I don't know anyone who's ever gone to a court hearing.feedback

Leslie Everheart

We've all felt condemned or known someone who was condemned. We've all taken up a cross. He falls three times. Who among us has not fallen, emotionally?feedback

Catriona Laing

This particular Christian devotional lends itself to modern interpretation. The Way of the Cross that Jesus walked as a traditional thing is traditionally a moment to reflect on someone who was oppressed, who was poor, who was a refugee at one time in his life, someone who was ultimately cast out and wrongly condemned.feedback

Leslie Everheart

For the past nine months, anywhere I went, even for pleasure, I was kind of in my mind working on the project. It immersed me in them in a way I'd never been immersed in them … . It helped me to see that these 14 stations are about one man, Jesus, but we've all walked this walk.feedback

Mark Cope

It has become normative in most secondary schools that the school day has been lengthened by proxy.feedback

Louis Kavanagh

If the classroom teacher is to be held culpable for everything, then the student is responsible for nothing - and the school is absolved.feedback

Maha Yahya

For many Copts, they feel as if their community is fast becoming the public face of this polarization and a flashpoint for regional tensions that have nothing to do with them.feedback

Maha Yahya

On the contrary, there is a palpable sense of increasing vulnerability at a time of heightened insecurity and polarization along identity lines.feedback

Catherine Pepinster

All across the continent, compassion has run dry as the right ignores the Gospel lessons. It is chocolate time for French children this morning, thanks to les cloches volantes – the flying bells. Legend has it that France’s church bells are silent between Good Friday and Easter Sunday because they fly to Rome to be blessed by the pope and then return laden with chocolate goodies. Children will be hunting in the grass for them as the bells ring out news of Christ’s resurrection. For a country that has always seemed secular, thanks to its sharp divide between church and state, France remains remarkably Catholic in its traditions.feedback

Reuven Rivlin

I am filled with sadness, as I received the terrible news of the murder of a young girl in the terror attack in Jerusalem. This week thousands have come through the ancient gates of Jerusalem, to celebrate the feasts of Passover and Easter throughout the city -- while the security forces work to ensure the safety of the dear residents and visitors to the city. And so we will continue to do. Terror can never overcome us. Terror will never destroy our lives here.feedback

Ashley Cooper

I'm not going anywhere. I have a 3-year-old inside with my husband, waiting to see the Easter Bunny. I'm out here trying to feed my 8-month-old. I'm a veteran mom. I've been nursing kids for three-and-a-half years. I chose a discreet corner on a bench. Now there's two security guards up here, and I'm just going to keep feeding my baby. I want to say thank you to so many people who have shared messages of support. Nursing, bottle, formula, gtube – no matter how your baby is fed, moms are allowed to feed their children anywhere and in any way!feedback

Ashley Cooper

I am at Short Pump mall, taking my kids to see the Easter Bunny, and my baby was screaming because she's hungry, so I'm on a bench trying to feed her quite discreetly. Security has just informed me I have to go into a nursing room, of which they have one, and it is currently occupied. I informed them that in the state of Virginia breastfeeding mothers can nurse anywhere that they are legally allowed to be.feedback

Kellie Young Summa

Our beautiful fur baby will be going over the rainbow bridge to run and play free once again. We asked them to make her feel beautiful on her last day and they took great care to make sure she was gently pampered and treated with the utmost care and tenderness. They even had the Easter Bunny come early just for her. We will be forever grateful that you all were part of her last day on this side.feedback

David Graham

Trump is not just not Obama or Clinton or Bush; he's not even sure who Trump is, which makes it impossible for anyone else to know, either.feedback

John Stamos

That to me is heartbreaking. He never knew his father. My grandfather was sort of very reserved as a Greek man. I think it took him in his later years to really get emotional with my father, and I know he didn't say 'I love you' a lot, or wasn't very affectionate.feedback

Evetta Petty

It's biblical for us. It's really important to cover your head when you're in church.feedback

Evetta Petty

Here in New York, people are wearing whatever is high-fashion to church now. It's not really just what would traditionally be a church hat. It has definitely evolved. But if you're going to cover it. My mom used to always say, When I get dressed up on Sunday morning, I'm dressing for Jesus, and I'm going to look good!feedback

Margaux Laskey

I was dubious, but I needn't have been. Was absolutely delicious and very moist.feedback

Chris Page

At this time of year a lot of our weather is influenced by wind direction. Last weekend we had a lot of wind from the south which was warm and coming from France and we had 25.5C (78F) in Cambridge on April 9, the hottest day of the year so far. This weekend is a different kettle of fish with winds coming in from the north as it is a lot cooler and a lot colder.feedback

Gemma Cooper - Nielsen

Changes in shopper behaviour - particularly the trend towards health and wellness - are driving changes to chocolate. Shoppers are increasingly looking for healthier snacking options, so traditional chocolate displays are being squeezed to make room for different types of healthy snacking options such as popcorn, breadsticks and snack bars.feedback

Jonathan Parkman - Marex

Prices had been relatively high for some years so that hit demand. This year we've transitioned from a structural deficit - when the cocoa consumed exceeds the amount produced - to a structural surplus.feedback

Prince Albert

Vladimir Putin. You ask them, Who is the head of Russia?' And yes, they actually reply, Putin'. [Gabriella] was the first with letters and numbers, but Jacques has caught up with her now. I think that's entirely Charlene's influence, and they are both pretty even.feedback

Semen Tarasov

Every child in my school put their hands on this egg. It means that the future of our country is in the hands of its children.feedback

Olha Malinkina

I chose a Beatles song as an idea for my work. Why? Because their songs are about common things: about kindness, love and peace. The peculiarity is the mirror. People can look in it and feel like passengers aboard the Yellow Submarine.feedback

Mary Magdalene

For me, the bottom line is that we are fed up with the way women's stories in the Bible have been retold in a way that sexualizes them unnecessarily and in ways that aren't supported by the biblical texts.feedback

Kate Wallace Nunneley

As we see with the story about the women in the Marines, their personhood gets overlooked and the men want to only focus on their sexuality.feedback

Kate Wallace Nunneley

Around Easter is really one of the only times in general evangelicalism that women get preached about. After we first ran that PSA … we heard from so many women who said they still heard [the myth]. One woman told me, I sent this to my pastor and he still preached about her being a prostitute.feedback

Rob Sands - Grupo Modelo

That's really going to affect the numbers that you're going to be looking at on a short-term basis. Especially on wine and spirits because it tends to be more of a wine and spirits drinking holiday than a beer drinking holiday.feedback

Lawrence Kurzius

It does seem that there were some events that would have created a shift versus prior year, timing of Easter being one, weather being another. Lent had a big impact on us. Our business has a very high index to Hispanic consumers, who are more Catholic, the later Easter made all of Lent fall outside of the quarter.feedback

Michael Wakelin

I'm sure there was no attempt to offend, I'm sure that wasn't in their mind.feedback

Neil Worth

The afternoon rush hour is sure to start early this Thursday. Traffic volumes are expected to peak at around 6pm. We're expecting long queues at all the usual motorway and main road locations, including the approaches to the Dartford River Crossing, the M5 south from Bristol, the M55 approaching Blackpool and the A11 towards the Norfolk coast. To minimise the risk of sitting in stationary traffic for hours, we recommend planning your journey so you're travelling outside peak times. For example, if you're away for the weekend, then set off later on Thursday if it's feasible.feedback

Mark Tanzer

Whilst many families may have already begun their Easter break, the Easter weekend is always a busy time of year for the travel industry with many holidaymakers taking advantage of the bank holidays to grab some much-needed sunshine or a trip to one of the world's great cities. The roads will be busy, so we would recommend leaving a little extra time to get to your port of departure and if using public transport, to check in advance for engineering works.feedback

John Snowling

Despite fewer people planning to get away with Easter falling quite late this year, there will still be a lot of pressure on the main getaway routes, particularly to and from coastal regions and channel ports. For some it will be their first long-distance car journey of the year, which can reveal any underlying mechanical problems. Do the essential checks on your car before heading off, keep your fuel tank at least a quarter full to avoid running out on your journey, and pay particular attention to the tyres – you may need to adjust the pressures for a heavy load.feedback

Mark McCarthy

Within many people's lifetimes, spring in the UK has become appreciably warmer. The average spring temperature across the UK has risen by about 1 °C and the number of days recording grass frost has fallen slightly, particularly for Scotland. Although the number of frost days in spring has fallen, it can still be an issue right through spring across most of the UK. We have seen relatively few widespread frosts so far this year, but this Easter weekend gardeners in rural areas, especially in northern Britain, caring for tender plants may encounter a ground frost.feedback

Jason Zinoman

Just as it's impossible to understand another person's marriage completely, the relationship between parent and child is also a mystery. The gift that Mr. Letterman gave his fans was allowing them to see things not just from his point of view, but also from his mother's.feedback

James Brokenshire

I have already indicated that I will introduce legislation to set this year's regional rate to address the urgent need for rates bills to be issued by councils. In addition, I believe it is also right to introduce provisions that would enable an executive to be formed in early May should agreement be reached.feedback

James Brokenshire

All the parties have been actively engaged and some further progress has been made, including on the formation of an executive and on legacy. There is, however, still a lack of agreement between the parties on a small but significant number of issues. The restoration of devolved government remains achievable, but more time and a more focused engagement on the critical issues are required. The parties will have a final opportunity after Easter to reach agreement, building on the discussions which have taken place over the past six weeks.feedback

Tracey Crouch

The UK is a world-class tourism destination with countless things to see and do, so it is no surprise that so many of us are planning to holiday at home this Easter. Staycations are integral to our thriving tourism industry, providing a significant boost to cities, towns, villages, and communities across the country.feedback

Kourtney Kardashian

The last several years, we have been using fruits and vegetables to make all-natural dyes. Some of the colors show up quickly, others take longer for the pigment to appear, so we leave them in overnight. The kids love to experiment with and decorate their eggs in their own unique way.feedback

Steve Ingham

Before the referendum we were growing at 13pc in the UK, so it has definitely had an impact. Moving jobs is a big decision for anyone and I think therefore if you're moving jobs and going through the risks associated with that you want to do it when you're feeling confident about the outlook.feedback

Neil Patrick Harris

The adventures have never ceased. The love has never waned. The gifts are never ending (the guy on the right, e.g.). Happy anniversary, @dbelicious. You're the best.feedback

Emad Thomas

No security measure can stop a suicide bomber with jihadist beliefs from blowing up a church. Egypt's Copts put their trust in God and not in security measures.feedback

Joseph Rahal

Ninety percent of our people here are really Christians of the Middle East. It is a joyous time. If it wasn't for that resurrection, we wouldn't be Christian. Everything in our tradition is centered around this. You could call it the church of Easter.feedback

Cheryl Wassus - Pets for Vets

This is just a whole subculture I wasn't even aware existed. The only furry I'd ever seen was at Easter, when somebody might put on one of those gigantic Easter-bunny costumes at a local egg hunt. People were definitely listening and paying attention. To each his own. This seems pretty harmless. I saw little pieces of humanity I'd never seen before.feedback

Tara Strong

If you don't have the space to make a proper inclosure, don't get one. If you don't have the idea in your head that it could be a commitment of 18 years, don't get one.feedback

Tara Strong

The pony fans alone raised $40,000 so they could build their own vet clinic. We had a signing, myself, and [My Little Pony creator] Lauren Faust and Melissa McCarthy came and we did a signing with Pony stuff and everything. It was funny, outside the gates they've never seen that kind of group, it was all Bronies!feedback

Tara Strong

You know a lot of these kids don't have a lot of money but they feel like they're contributing and so I think for me, personally, social media/twitter has been the most effective for really getting people to be involved and to donate and have an awareness about animal cruelty and just helping save animals everywhere that they can.feedback

Tara Strong

This shelter that I got [mine] from had them every single year. Some jerks bought the bunnies for pictures with their children for Easter and then dumped them off at shelters. Horrible. So they now have a giant pen in my yard. People are like, Your bunny's condo is nicer than my house. We have like a heated house for them, we spoil them very badly.feedback

Tara Strong

My dogs love them. But the problem with Latke is that she kisses them non-stop and it drives them crazy. If I have them both out at the same time Latke will just not stop kissing them, it's really, really, really cute.feedback

Erik Wemple

White House officials are willing to speak on the record at length about internal politics. They’re willing to do likewise about Syria policy. And, of course, they’re always happy to speak on any basis - on the record, background, whatever - about how poorly the media handles their work.feedback

Ruth Gregory - Capital Economics

Air fares inflation should add a few tenths of a percentage point back onto the CPI rate in April, while electricity prices will rise sharply in the coming months as a result of utility companies' price hikes. As a result, we think that CPI inflation will peak at just over 3pc before the end of the year.feedback

Ruth Gregory - Capital Economics

While food price inflation rose, from 0.3 percent to 1.6 percent, this was offset by a fall in core inflation from 2.0 percent to 1.8 percent. However, the latter mainly reflects a statistical quirk related to the timing of Easter. We think that CPI (consumer price index) inflation will peak at just over 3 percent before the end of the year. But we don't think that that will panic the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) into raising rates imminently. After all, the MPC tolerated an inflation overshoot of 3 percentage points in 2011.feedback

Oriol Balaguer

It surprises children, makes the smile because they can play with the 'mona'. We can – and must – create emotions for our customers, which is the most beautiful thing about this job. The most important and difficult task is to touch people's hearts, to make them smile and be surprised.feedback

Gill Meller

We cook down on the beach whenever we can. We take an old pan and build a fire of driftwood, cooking fish, sausages and any vegetables we have. We don't take plates but eat off flat stones. I did stash a grill down there but it was never seen again.feedback

Craig Rogers

If someone called me today and wanted 20 legs for Easter, I couldn't do it. I have animals, but the slaughterhouses are jammed.feedback

Theresa May

Walking in Wales is an opportunity to get out and about and see scenery and clear your mind and your thinking. We stay in a hotel and try to walk every day. Walking is about relaxing, getting exercise and fresh air.feedback

Helen Dickinson

Food sales continue to outperform non-food sales as shoppers focus their spending on essential items. This marginal growth in food was bolstered by slightly higher shop prices following increases in global food commodity costs and a weaker pound. The pressure on prices continues to build, albeit slowly, and will inevitably put a tighter squeeze on disposable income and so to ensure consumers continue to enjoy great quality, choice and value on goods, securing tariff-free trade must be the priority as the Brexit negotiations begin in earnest.feedback

Natalie Rebetsky

I may be one person, but I hope that this campaign will help to deliver my message.feedback

Siobhan Freegard

Easter should be about new beginnings and feeling invigorated - but mums and dads across the country report feeling quite the opposite! The heady combination of the clocks going forward, lighter nights, school holidays and children tucking into chocolate treats means Easter is the trickiest week for getting kids to sleep in the entire year. So see if you can spot the sleeping baby in the puzzle with your children. They may just take the hint, close their eyes and drift off to sleep.feedback

Ryan Mendoza

It's resurrected in the month of Easter in a city reborn after a wall was taken down and was not valued in a country that's intent on building a wall.feedback

Paul Lockstone - Barclaycard

While confidence levels have steadily improved over the past six months, consumers remain fully aware of the potential impact of inflation on their household budgets.feedback

Michela Vittoria Brambilla

Save the lives of lambs and kid goats, especially during Easter. This is what we are asking Italians and this is what former prime minister Berlusconi wanted when he adopted the three little lambs.feedback

Susan Goldsmith - GMC

We are aware that some locum doctors have told hospitals that they may withdraw services following new tax rules coming into effect. Health services are under severe pressure and we know that providers and the medical profession are working hard to cope with demand. Any unreasonable withdrawal of staff may exacerbate that pressure, and we would expect doctors planning to withdraw their services would give sufficient notice in line with their contractual agreements.feedback

Emma Boorman

From Monday onwards it's really all-change. The rain and cloud across the far north west is associated with a cold front. That will be making its way to the south-east during Sunday night and introducing a much colder feel as we head into the start of the new working week. Temperatures in some places, for example, could be a solid 10 degrees cooler on Monday than they were on Sunday. The Easter weekend is likely to see bands of rain or showers, turning wintry over northern hills, with the best of the dry and bright weather in the south.feedback

Anna Hicks

When I first heard she had bought some of my pieces, I thought it was a wind-up, but I am very pleased that she liked the rings. They are practical rings that can be worn every day. We would be delighted if she came back to the shop. Apparently she's a regular visitor and I think it's great that she buys locally when she is here.feedback

Chris Harle

With good weather in sight, it is likely that mobile shoppers will continue to make purchases out in the sunshine via smartphone or tablet. However, with British springtime such a difficult period to predict, no one can say for definite whether April showers will encourage people to stay indoors. We are also likely to see consistent mobile usage throughout the day, including over the dinner table, with few dramatic spikes.feedback

Jurij Dobczansky

Breakage is a normal occurrence. This year, though, it didn't happen. There were no cries of anguish. No tearful whimpers from the children. No cleanups. What a relief! Some people are hooked the minute they see a pysanka emerging from beneath the blackened beeswax. Some are intrigued by the challenge of creating the perfect pysanka. . . . For others, pysanky evoke a cherished family tradition spanning several generations.feedback

Jurij Dobczansky

I remember first crafting – the correct Ukrainian term is 'writing' – pysanka around age 7 or 8. I achieved a respectable pysanka – colors, lines – in fourth grade. Then, of course, my mother decided to give my masterpieces away at Easter, and so I was encouraged to make a whole lot more. Eventually, I myself began giving away. The girls were impressed.feedback

Jurij Dobczansky

Often, it is asked why we invest so much time and effort into decorating a fragile eggshell. Were you to ask the over 800 who've participated in our workshops, you would probably hear 800 reasons. But above all, you'd sense an excitement, a joy, in learning this craft and its tradition.feedback

Robert Hitchens

We decorate these eggs to remind us of new life and the celebration of the resurrection of Christ.feedback

Donya Kolcio - Mclean

It's a very nice way to introduce your family to the heritage in a festive atmosphere.feedback

Nicola Sturgeon

Having written to Theresa May on the back of the Scottish Parliamentary vote, I've said some time after the Easter recess I will set out what I consider the next steps to be, but I will set that out to parliament. These are not the kinds of things I am thinking of. I was elected as First Minister just less than a year ago. I've got a responsibility to lead this country. But I also think it's right that Scotland doesn't have our future direction as a country imposed on us, but that we get to choose that.feedback

Nicola Sturgeon

But I also think it's right that at the right time Scotland doesn't have our future direction as a country imposed on us, but that we get to choose that.feedback

Nicola Sturgeon

I'm absolutely clear that the position of Theresa May, I just don't think is politically sustainable. If the Scottish parliament is of the opinion, as it is because it has voted in this way, that Scotland should be given a choice, not now, but when the time is right, when there is clarity about Brexit and when obviously there is clarity also about independence, that we should have a choice about our future.feedback

James Brokenshire

Public services will suffer if there continues to be political stalemate. Budgets need to be established in order to provide much-needed services for the public. That is why I am urging the political parties to continue to talk and find a way through the outstanding issues. It remains important that an agreement is reached which enables the restoration of devolved government. This is absolutely critical for Northern Ireland and its people. I need to make decisions over the Easter period to bring legislation forward at Westminster. That is the timeline I am working to.feedback

James Brokenshire

It is that Easter focus that I have on needing for me to take decisions and therefore to introduce legislation there afterwards so that we can get on with the job, get an Executive back in place and, equally for me, if we don't see that, to start to make decisions about what further contingencies may need to be put into place.feedback

Conor Murphy - Sinn Fein

If James Brokenshire wants to ensure public services run smoothly in the north then it's time he and his government lived up to their responsibilities to implement previous agreements.feedback

Harry B. Bronson

We're in a place where if decisions get made, we can put it together very quickly. But that's an if.feedback

Lisa Rutherford - John Lewis

Easter gifting has moved on from just confectionary, and alternatives to chocolate like children's soft toys and ceramic eggs are doing really well this year. We believe people are buying them for others.feedback

Lisa Rutherford - John Lewis

People who have Easter trees enjoy the ritual of decorating them. Our glass eggs have now become a collector's item. We do different designs every year and people coming into store to hunt them down.feedback

Nicky Marks

I just got back from Poland last Friday with a batch of handmade pajaki, and everytime I look at them they make me smile. I was told Pajaki were a way to bring good cheer and imitate aristocratic decor – chandeliers using whatever cheaper materials were available by the less well-off. They're perfect to welcome the spring.feedback

Rebecca Fisher

The main point from this report is that the joint select committee believe that the lord chancellor may be acting beyond her powers and that even if not acting beyond her powers, it is a very unexpected use of her powers. Ultimately, the committee were doubtful that a power could be used to increase probate fees for the purposes of funding services that would not be used by the executors, ie courts and tribunal services dealing with litigation. Unlike litigation, obtaining probate is akin to a registration service, not litigation.feedback

Rebecca Fisher

Any form of taxation requires the consent of parliament. Given the committee believe this is akin to taxation and the manner in which the lord chancellor seeks to use her powers is quite extraordinary, the ball is firmly back in the Ministry of Justice's court.feedback

Ali Fedotowksy

I'm so grateful that I've been able to nurse for this long. I know a lot of women can't, or their schedules make it too hard to do it this long, so I feel incredibly fortunate that I've been able to. I don't know how long I'll go. I keep saying I need to stop because it's hard – you have to always be available!feedback

Ali Fedotowksy

Molly's not going to remember this Easter, but we will. I want her to have photos of this to look back on – I don't have photos of my first Easter ever and I wish I did, you know?feedback

Ali Fedotowksy

She beats me up when I'm breastfeeding. She's a seriously active baby – she never sits still. So while she's breastfeeding, she punches me and pulls my hair! But it creates such a special bond, so I'm so grateful that we get to have that together.feedback

Ali Fedotowksy

If I put my phone on my selfie mode, she knows where to push the button to take the photo – and she's 9 months old! She's definitely mastered her role as my little Instagram model. We constantly have our nice professional camera out because everything she does is cute. And we want to document it all! We decorated all these pretty eggs and took adorable photos of her in bunny ears. As she grows up, we're going to continue decorating every year – it'll be a tradition in our house. She loves eggs.feedback

Ali Fedotowksy

It's not like before we would have walked away from the relationship because we have a daughter together – there's no bigger commitment than having a child with somebody, in my opinion. But we have decided that we are bound together. It's hard to put in words – there's just something different about it, but it's a really good different. It's a feeling of unity.feedback

Alexis Tsipras

I think the initiative will have to be taken at the higher level to have a positive outcome before Easter, in any case within April, even if this means calling a euro area summit. But this endless negotiation must come to an end. Our finance ministers should do the work to achieve an agreement. This is the only positive result for Greece and for the whole community.feedback

Martin Clayton - Morrisons

Easter is a time to share and celebrate with family and friends. We wanted to do something to help our customers make someone's day, which is why we're giving away free hand-made hot cross buns in our stores and asking customers to pass them on.feedback

Mike Hawes

These record figures are undoubtedly boosted by consumers and businesses reacting to new VED changes, pulling forward purchases into March, especially those ultra-low emission vehicles that will no longer benefit from a zero-rate fee. This bumper performance probably means we will see a slowdown in April, exacerbated by the fact there are fewer selling days this year given Easter timing. Looking ahead to the rest of the year, we still expect the market to cool only slightly given broader political uncertainties as there are still attractive deals on offer.feedback

Geoff Millard

We had just been testing the crosses for weight. And this was picked up on, and the next day there was a post on the crowdfunding page offering 'the full crucifixion experience'. I think they got carried away. It's just enthusiasm - people are very excited.feedback

Paul Bickley

Religion is being marginalised, but not by political correctness or multiculturalism gone mad but by corporate culture. For Cadbury, it's about selling chocolate. But it's the job of the church, not Cadbury, to speak about the message and significance of Easter.feedback

Linda Woodhead

The C of E feels that every other faith gets recognition and treated with deference, but it's fine to trash Christianity. It feels that we don't nurture and cherish our cultural identity. There's a lot of sensitivity around that. As a vicar's daughter, she's genuine about it. But the people she most wants to appeal to are the ones who will be most exercised by this.feedback

David Tollerton

The Church of England has much bigger problems with both falling attendances and debates about sexuality that make it appear morally out of touch. With Easter, like Christmas, trying to work out where the 'religious' ends and the 'secular' begins is a pretty imprecise business in which the noisiest commentators clearly have axes to grind.feedback

Rivera Spade - Naya

The Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny are for sure dating you guys, I just saw it.feedback

Barbara Drozdowicz

After Brexit, our phones went off the hooks. People phone in and ask, Can I go home for Easter break? Will they still let me back in?feedback

Chris Pounds

Our other donkey, Larry, is unphased by anything. He's doing three parades this year. But Clover won't have it. She won't cross the road or walk anywhere where there are drain covers, holes or puddles. She thinks she'll fall down them, so she stops dead and has to be coaxed round them. That's impracticable when it comes to a church procession through the streets.feedback

Adam Atkinson

The donkey is such a draw for the children, and if it's from the local farm they know it by name which is very sweet.feedback

Chris Pounds

Larry is quite happy to take part. He'll go anywhere, especially as people tend to give him carrots and apples along the route.feedback

Chris Pounds

It's a busy time for donkeys. We are getting more calls - they ring as if no-one has ever thought of it before and we have to say that we're already doing four events.feedback

Chris Pounds

Having a donkey on the parade adds a realism to the event and gets people to focus on what it's about and the reasons behind the procession, It adds another dimension to have a donkey followed by a choir and congregation. Sometimes it's up to 100 people and people stop and watch it pass.feedback

Kay Daniel Neufeld

Fluctuations in the oil price have led to heightened volatility in the headline inflation index in recent years, which is why the European Central Bank stressed at its latest policy meeting that any decision to change monetary policy would need to be based in a sustained change in core inflation.feedback

Jack Allen - Capital Economics

Accordingly, core inflation will probably nudge back up to 0.9 percent next month. Nevertheless, underlying price pressures remain subdued.feedback

Alex Burkill

There is a good chance temperatures will reach 22C in the South East of England, especially in Kent, Sussex and Essex. These will be the hottest places in the UK. It is due to really warm air being dragged up from Iberia. It will be dry and sunny but in the rest of the country there will be cloudy and it could be a bit breezy. Although it will still be warm and better than average for the time of year. In the north there will be highs of between 14C to 18C. The usual temperature for the UK in March is 9C and 11.4C in April.feedback

Alex Burkill

The temperatures are a good five to six degrees higher than average this year, with even night time temperatures in double figures. It is definitely quite a bit milder, . Last time we reached 20.9 was in March 2014. The last time we saw figures this high at this time of year was in 2012 when they reached 23.6C. There is a good chance it will be the warmest day of the year so far.feedback

Alex Burkill

The start of April will be settled but it is set to become more unsettled in the middle around Easter time. It is still too early for us to know precisely at the moment though.feedback

Nicola Sturgeon

Today's vote must now be respected. If it does so, I will enter discussion in good faith and with a willingness to compromise. However if it chooses not to do so, I will return to the Parliament following the Easter recess to set out the steps the Scottish Government will take to progress the will of Parliament. This is, first and foremost, about giving the people of Scotland a choice on this country's future.feedback

Nicola Sturgeon

I hope the UK government will respect the will of this parliament. If it does so then I will enter into discussions in good faith with a willingness to compromise. However, if it chooses not to do so then I will return to the parliament following the Easter recess to set out the steps the Scottish government will take to progress the will of parliament. If a majority in the Scottish Parliament endorses [a new referendum], the Prime Minister should be clear about this.feedback

Helen Glover

Now that's a complete nightmare. I spent eight years of my life trying to be best in world. Every time I trained I was trying to answer the question: would this win me the Olympics? Now I'm going out to see if I can complete the course. Twenty five per cent of entrants don't finish. All we want is to cross the finish line, even if we're last. Very different. Some days I think I want to go back, some days I think I might retire, some days I change my mind three or four times. My deadline keeps extending. The latest one I've given myself is I'll decide by Easter. But I'll probably extend it.feedback

James Brokenshire

The "window of opportunity is short. If these talks are successful, it would be my intention quickly to bring forward legislation after the Easter recess to allow an executive to be formed, avoiding a second Assembly election, for which I detect little public appetite. All options are under consideration. It is vital that devolved government, and all of the institutions under the successive agreements, is returned to Northern Ireland as soon as possible. And the Government's unrelenting focus is on achieving that objective. Northern Ireland needs strong devolved government.feedback

Kerry Gabriel - Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

With the Easter holidays coming up, this case is a reminder to pet owners of the importance of ensuring their animals are safe and cared for when they go away. It is not enough to just leave a couple of bowls of food down - dogs, cats and, indeed, all domestic animals, need proper supervision and care. In this case one of the cats sadly died while the couple had gone away on their holiday for two weeks, due to lack of veterinary care. This would have been a very lonely and probably painful death, poor thing.feedback

Brendan O'Carroll

It can't be a Christmas special because we've already got one [the regular Mrs Brown Christmas show has been commissioned by the BBC to 2020] but there's nothing wrong with it being an Easter special.feedback

Kate Bottley

For Christians E aster is bigger than Christmas as it celebrates Jesus's Crucifixion and Resurrection. S o I think its a great thing that people are going to more effort. Of course businesses will want to make money off the back of it, but that will never change. I think a nything that starts a conversation about what Easter is all about, and which brings about a resurgence in community and family time is a brilliant idea.feedback

Carolyn Bailey

This is the first year we have included Easter crackers as we feel people now want that extra touch to finish off the table. This year we've seen more people buying gifts and decorations for Easter, including crackers which are normally bought for Christmas, but now Easter is becoming like a second Christmas.feedback

Matt Cruickshank - Google

I thoroughly enjoyed populating this magical island with shamrock people, even one from a shamrock galaxy far, far away.feedback

Mary Clancey

As time went by, the potbelly just kept moving along. The cyst pushed everything way to the sides. I was like a hollow Easter egg. That to me was the scariest part.feedback

David Rowell

For 10 years The Washington Post featured a Peeps contest, in which people from all over created dioramas depicting scenes that reflected the country as they saw it, but populated with marshmallow bunnies and chicks. Hard journalism this was not, but for us the contest offered its own sweet rewards. As fewer submissions began to come in, though, echoing the decline in readership of this feature, we knew that it was time to let bunnies be free again, and we have ended the Peeps contest run.feedback

Edwina Wolstencroft - BBC Radio

As part of our International Women's Day programming we want to give a platform and a voice to female composers who have been unjustly neglected by history.feedback

Sheila Hayman

The story of my ancestor Fanny Mendelssohn becomes more fascinating the more you explore it, and the still-unfinished detective story of the Easter Sonata brings it right into the present. It's wonderful that the discovery of this lost work, its proper attribution to Fanny, and the continuing quest to locate the manuscript and produce a definitive edition, have given us a way to help bring Fanny back to public attention, give her due recognition and with luck, bring more of her unpublished music into the world.feedback

Edwina Wolstencroft - BBC Radio

We are delighted to be able to broadcast Fanny Mendelssohn's Easter Sonata for the first time with its rightful attribution, and hope that the live broadcast contributes towards Fanny's overdue recognition as a musical genius.feedback

Angela Mace Christian

This is a major work, and one of huge ambition for someone aged only twenty-three. Its rediscovery and proper attribution shows Fanny's stature as a composer in a completely new light.feedback

Tom Kloza - Oil Price Information Service

There will be a spike and everyone will be talking about it and it will probably be between Easter and Memorial Day.feedback

Jeff Bock

This isn't the end of the series, it's just the beginning. There are so many holidays left. There's Easter, St. Patrick's Day, and he hasn't even done a Thanksgiving one yet.feedback

Michael Brune - Sierra Club

To put the fate of our climate on clean coal and so-called next-gen nuclear is about the riskiest proposition in the world. We might as well bet on leprechauns and the Easter bunny.feedback

Hank McKay

The workers at the company's PEEPS plant have devoted much of their lives to producing these iconic Just Born candies. And the company has benefited from their skills and dedication through soaring profits. Workers deserve to be treated fairly with reasonable wage increases and a pension that allows them to retire with dignity.feedback

Gareth McCartney - UBS

IPO demand is very robust now. post-Easter, $6.5 billion has been raised in EMEA via 19 transactions - this implies that the window is open.feedback

Gareth McCartney - UBS

We are in the midst of a post-Easter sweet spot for issuance ahead of the major event risk upcoming in the second half of June. Investor appetite for liquidity events is good and we have enjoyed a prolonged period of lower volatility with the VIX Index below 20.feedback

Oleh Shamshur

The work is expected to be finished at the end of 2017 but of course the contents of the container must be decontaminated. This will take more time. If I am not mistaken, it is projected to be finished in 2023.feedback

Paul Sochon

I'm sure the last thing the group of daring Capel residents expected when they set out on Friday afternoon was to abandon their Easter egg hunt to assist us in a police search but the initiative they demonstrated proved to be invaluable. . The swift action taken by the group of parents and their children was the sort of thing you would usually associate with an Enid Blyton adventure but their ingenuity proved a great help for our crews.feedback

Ehsanullah Ehsan

Everyone will get their turn in this war, especially the slave Pakistani media. We are just waiting for the appropriate time.feedback

Ehsanullah Ehsan

Let Nawaz Sharif know that this war has now come to the threshold of his home. The winners of this war will, God willing, be the righteous mujahideen.feedback

Ehsanullah Ehsan

Members of the Christian community who were celebrating Easter today were our prime target. We didn't want to kill women and children. Our targets were male members of the Christian community.feedback

Pope Francis

We see and will continue to see problems both inside and out. They will always be there. Let us not allow darkness and fear to distract us and control our hearts.feedback

Michael D Higgins

You really have to, if you're involved in the ethics of memory, you have to transact it. So therefore you recognise it and you look at the complexity. And that's when you must be open to the different narratives that must be.feedback

Pope Francis

Oh Cross of Christ, today too we see you in expressions of fundamentalism and in terrorist acts committed by followers of some religions which profane the name of God and which use the holy name to justify their unprecedented violence.feedback

Tobias Davis - Western Union

A sizeable chunk of the move this week is related to Brexit. You can see it in the three-month implied volatility, which has surpassed levels seen ahead of the Scottish vote on independence. There is dollar strength in the mix, of course, as well as some position-squaring ahead of the Easter weekend.feedback

Peter Coleman

After a week like last week where you had three central bank meetings and quadruple witching, there's really not a whole lot going on this week with Good Friday and Easter being off. It's not a dramatic move here.feedback

Michael Hewson - CMC Markets

Coming up to the Easter holiday, people are going to be very reluctant to put more money into these (stock) markets. If anything, they will be more likely to take money out.feedback

Manuel Belmonte

We have made two proposals in recent days, but management has rejected them, and today they've come up with another offer that is unacceptable.feedback

Michael O'Leary - Ryanair

In January-March we'll see a 10-20 million euro hit. That's due to the ATC (air traffic control) strikes and the Brussels attacks. What is harder to gauge is what will be the impact on travel confidence after Easter, in the April-May period. It's too early to say if there will be a material impact. In general, the airlines will have to lower air fares after Easter because there will still be a rump of nervousness.feedback

Paul Lockstone - Barclaycard

The continuing impact of global economic headwinds and an uncertain outlook really caught up with consumer spending in March.feedback

Maria Korenyuk

Volunteers will bring all these Easter presents to Donbas before Saturday evening .. so that tens of thousands of Ukrainian soldiers can celebrate the greatest Orthodox holiday, even though they are far away from home.feedback

Silvio Berlusconi

30 percent of people have found accommodation with friends or relatives, 17 thousand hotel rooms were made available and ten thousand have been taken up so far so we can still house another seven thousand.feedback

Kleanthis Tsironis

Our prices are good, but when there's no money everything seems expensive.feedback

Angelo Sodano

Holy Father, on your side are the people of God who do not let themselves be influenced by the petty gossip of the moment.feedback

Pope Francis

The Baptism that makes us children of God, and the Eucharist that unites us to Christ, must become life. That is to say: they must be reflected in attitudes, behaviors, actions and choices.feedback

Mari Luz Rodriguez

There are many people, about one third of those registered as unemployment, who didn't have a job before, so they weren't laid off. That's a fact. In March, there were more than 10,000 people who decided to register as unemployed, for the first time.feedback

Bernard Thibault

We told them very clearly that the urgency of the situation demanded an immediate withdrawal of the CPE and that our movement will not stop – that it may assume other forms if necessary but it has reached the point of no return.feedback

Jean-Claude Juncker - European Commission

We will check in March if Greece is on track, and if Greece is not on track, additional measures will be requested.feedback

Günter Verheugen

Enterprise Experience' is a project that brings European officials, senior officials in close contact with the reality of life: they can get their hands-on experience, on-the-job experience, how European regulations work in practice, how they affect the competitiveness of European companies.feedback

Pepe Diez

In the Gospel, it is said: 'This bread is the fruit of the earth and people's work.' So, when a mother comes with some bread or a home-made cake, that is also people's work.feedback

Zoe Tsirogianni

It's a great shame. He could have been from our family. We are all heading there, we will all commit suicide. Today I got my Easter bonus. Instead of 400 euros I got 180 euros. How will I manage to live on this?feedback

Sebastian Russouw

We pray that God's healing hand may be upon him, that he knows God's closeness is with him at all times.feedback

Federico Lombardi

It was his personal decision taken with full freedom, which deserves maximum respect.feedback

Pope Benedict XVI

After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.feedback

Giuseppe Molinari

It's Easter for us too, despite the tragedy and the rubble of the earthquake.feedback

Giuseppe Molinari

The resurrection of Christ is also the resurrection of L'Aquila.feedback

Walter Listel

Germany shouldn't be in Afghanistan. This is not a war against terror it's a war against the civilian population and only creates more terror.feedback

Jakob Hartmann

We are kept very, very busy. As you can see around Buckingham Palace, there are lots of tourists, all coming to see Kate and William, of course. So, all hotels are fully booked this week.feedback

Maria Korenyuk

This year, on the day considered the biggest religious holiday, Ukrainians have been praying, not only for family harmony and their own welfare but notably for peace and the integrity of the entire state.feedback

David Cameron

I can tell people that the fuel companies are working flat out to resupply petrol stations. It is frustrating for people I know, when petrol stations are closed and when there are queues. But everything that can be done is being done, but it will take some time.feedback

Vladimir Putin

People jumped out of Jeeps and started shooting at us. They threw stun grenades. Our people started running in various directions when somebody shouted 'down'. A sniper was shooting those who tried to run into the village.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Until today, these were just clashes with minimal losses, but now no-one can expect any mercy from us.feedback

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