"HAVE you seen the Easter banner? Do you remember what I did with it last year?"

It was a text from my mum. "Don't worry," I typed back. "If you can't find it, you can borrow mine."

Wait a minute, though. An Easter banner?

Why do I have a Happy Easter banner in my possession?

But then, I have a lovely wooden Easter tree that comes out every year.

It has matching little wooden Easter eggs that hang from the ends of each of the branches.

I have table decorations and an entire Easter-themed breakfast set: cutlery with rabbits on the end, a duckling egg cup, many, many plates and let's not forget the variety of mugs, cups and saucers.

Oh, and glass tumblers.

I wrote my Easter cards last week and popped them in the post.

Highly satisfying getting that ticked off my Tah Dah list. (To Do lists are so grim, but make them Tah Dah lists and they suddenly become more fun.)

I've spent an absolutely fortune on Easter eggs, of course, but then there's the Easter presents and Easter wrapping paper.

I love Easter. It's a celebration of chocolate and new beginnings - what's not to like?

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Easter Sunday service in Glasgow Cathedral is always lovely, my friend organises an Easter egg hunt in Kelvingrove Park and then it's time with my mum.

We'll have an Easter Sunday lunch and then roll our painted eggs in the garden.

Easter is one of my favourite events of the year but is it becoming... a bit much?

Yesterday we will have pulled Easter crackers with our lunch.

I have to stop and ask myself why I've bought Easter crackers in the first place.

Shiny, pointless nonsense heading straight for landfill.

I'm not sure that's what the day is for.

We complain every year about the commercialisation of Christmas but what about the commercialisation of Easter?

I mean, we live in a capitalist society. Everything that can be used to sell us stuff we don't need and don't really want will be used to sell us stuff.

Even that which is supposed to be a Christian celebration of a precious event in the religious calendar.

At the other end of the scale, you've got the snobs of Park trying to ban children from rolling their Easter eggs.

The factors from 20 Clifton Street sent out a letter to neighbours who gather as families on Easter Sunday to roll eggs and who have done for the past 10 years.

Apparently a new neighbour is disgruntled at the potential mess left behind - bits of chocolate egg lying about for the gulls to peck at.

The horror.

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The letter asks that egg rollers refrain from causing "distress and nuisance." What's the name for the Easter version of the Grinch?

His name's Michael Martin, director of property factors Taylor & Martin. "If the egg rolling goes ahead," he said, "We will not be seeking further action."

We will not be seeking further action. Not on fly tippers or noisy neighbours

How about some further action on the resident who made the complaint in the first place.

Some restorative justice might be in order, compulsory joining in with the neighbours and having a bit of fun.

There must be a middle ground between Christma-level overindulgence and calling the whole thing off.

If it's not too hypocritical, I might make an Easter resolution.

Next year: low key.

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It's back to chocolate and new beginnings.

And my new beginning is to clear out all the Easter tat.

I'll get to it just as soon as I've finished these eggs.