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  1. Errign

    This post is both informative and totally hilarious 🙂

  2. Ellie@fitforthesoul

    LOL “c” is interesting and quite funny actually! Funny how traditions are funnily made in such ways that don’t match with the o.g. traditions/meanings. haha! The chocolate is so funny looking! And it totally makes me think of childhood and Argentina. <33

  3. Evan Thomas

    Those are so cute. I do get tired of seeing regular ol’ bunnies all the time around Easter.

  4. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Today I learned that the Bilby, Macrotis lagotis, is an Australian species of nocturnal omnivorous animal in the Peramelemorphia order. Also, I learned that bilbies can be found in chocolate form, standing in for rabbits as crack candy for Easter children. The more you know…

  5. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    “After hopping my bilbies all around the picnic table for a good five minutes or so and making them talk to each other in sickly-sweet Disney-esque voices” >> you are too adorable!

  6. chopinandmysaucepan

    Geez, how true Hannah. I also experienced some of these during my childhood especially the piano lessons and the “carrot” for practising is some goodies too 🙂

  7. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I really don’t think it’s (c) 🙂

    I laughed at your computer game description, in part because I remember being similarly fond of The Sims. Getting a female character to spend enough time talking to a male character, so that they would magically transition from friends to married, and then magically produce a baby (apparently just by kissing) was quite addicting! And I’m sure chocolate was involved in my game playing too, although I doubt it was as cute as these bilbies…

  8. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    I hold that chocolate in the form of an egg, rabbit, bilby or any other shape other than block takes on a magical taste whereupon even rather ordinary cheap chocolate becomes a delicious extravaganza.

    I’m glad you let your bilbies hop about a bit before you smashed their heads in. It is an important part of the eating process.

    And all of this also reminds me that I think I saw an Easter egg hiding in the back of the pantry the other day. Must explore this!

  9. Sig

    LOL – I always wondered as a kid what in the world a Bilby was. Then an informative lesson at primary school shed some light but I still was confused how a bilby managed to get itself moulded into chocolate.

    Was it Australia’s answer to the Easter Bunny? Did we not have rabbits here in Aus? Is it because we were turning all the bilbies into chocolate that they were going extinct???!!

    My small mind nearly exploded with all these questions, but it was all forgotten once I took a bite out of a chocolate bilby’s head. (Yes I was a terror when it came to Easter chocolate – the head always went first).

    Those indeed were the days.

  10. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    naw, what a lovely nostalgic post. It made me long for both childhood and April, when it was Easter and I had chocolate eggy goodness. I love your point e) – why indeed. I would like to be cinderella. I seriously did want to be her when I was young though…I liked sweeping and wanting little mice friends.
    Heidi xo

  11. Kath Lockett

    Hmmm, I wonder who makes them for DJs? I have to admit that I always looked away when smashing my bilbies. Or the pink lady wombats.

  12. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    OMG I get he same feeling whenever I have one of those Humpty Dumpty Easter chocolates! Even though the chocolate is errm less than good (I’m trying to be diplomatic) I still love Humpty because he came with a bonus round of Smarties!

  13. Johanna GGG

    Definitely c) because all the little bilbies are running around everywhere in Australia now that it is spring – they even bring chocolate eggs to the little children!

    Have never heard of creatures but I thought the creatures were called Noms and was very amused until I realised my eyes really are getting old and I read it properly

  14. Emma

    I suppose I would go with (d) after learning of the havoc that the arachnid community has been wreaking on you… given you have faith in the power of the bilbies to come through for you in your time of need.

    Creatures sounds frickin sweet. I was a huge Sims fan, and then Sims 2 when I started college and decided I’d rather create fake lives with cool sofas and light fixtures than make real friends of my own. I’ve moved on a bit as I now have some sweet light fixtures anchored in reality. I liked the Logical Journey of the Zoombinis when I was younger. Anyone? Anyone? Zooooooooooooombeeeeeeeeeeeeenieeeeeeees!

  15. sophia

    I choose all the above. Am I right? I loved, loved option D though. Disney sidekicks? Wouldn’t I love that! Those sidekicks will also spy for me and help me nibble at the toes of those who offend me.

  16. Margaret

    That was such an enjoyable read. You really are a talented writer Hannah! 🙂
    The mention of spiders reminded me I forgot to kill a small huntsman spider in my house this morning while running late for work!! What if I don’t find it again until it has grown into a large adult? Gulp

  17. Christine (Merf)

    That’s funny that Easter is in the Autumn for you. How messed up.

  18. Keely aka The Richest Girl in Bondi

    I am a sucker for the smell of easter chocolate – it definitely smells different to regular chocolate. I had a similar experience (albeit a devastating one) the other day. I found a Darrell Lea honeycomb egg in the cupboard I had forgotten from easter. But – alas – it had expired *tear*

  19. juniakk @ mis pensamientos

    “sweetly happily chocolate-y moment of childhood” – can i just have this now? want to be young again where i didn’t have to worry about getting enough sleep for work or paying bills or being responsible or having too many commitments! life moves too fast and we grow up way too soon! haha enough of my rant. hope you have a wonderful week!

  20. Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice

    Memories are happiest when associated with food, aren’t they… especially chocolate!

    I received my first chocolate bilby last easter. I gnawed it to death practically right away… in appreciation of its cuteness and deliciousness of course. Nothing to do with total gluttony.

    PS option D cracked me up!

  21. Anna johnston

    Such an Aussie Easter chocolate. 🙂 Love your writing bestie. Option D is totally awesome. Had in me rolling around on the floor laughing, laughing, laughing. If that happens, can I bilgy sit?

  22. msihua

    I’m going with Option D as you’re willy and all kinds of fun like that 🙂 And they will come to live one day.. now in your tummy 😛

    And WHAT computer games were you playing> Holly mother of…

  23. Agnes

    Don’t you start every post with something out of left field? :p