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Eggstreme fails

We all want to make Easter magical, but sometimes our efforts backfire spectacularly, as these readers prove…

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    Run, rabbit, run!

    ‘I went to great lengths to create an Easter egg hunt for my kids. The night before, I hid treats around the front and back gardens, cleverly balancing the pièce de résistance – a big chocolate bunny – on the front wheel of the car. But all my hard work was undone when, in the morning, I hopped in the car to get the Sunday newspapers and crushed him on the driveway.’

    Jo Thompson, 35, London

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    The inconvenient tooth

    ‘When my son was about four, we played an April Fools’ joke on him by writing a pretend letter from the dentist, telling him he couldn’t have any Easter eggs. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite go to plan, because he went into meltdown, sobbing so long and loud that we had to ’fess up before the neighbours started complaining about the noise!’

    Julia Plumptre, 67, Rugby

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    Bunny boiler

    ‘After months of building work, our kitchen extension was finally finished, so I invited all the family over for Easter Sunday lunch. The girls were given lots of sweet treats so, acting as the Sugar Police, I safely stashed a chocolate rabbit on my fancy new open shelving for later. But what I hadn’t banked on was that, in the unseasonably warm weather, the new skylight would act as a giant magnifying glass, zapping everything in its path. Sadly, the bunny got it.’

    Louise Edwards, 45, York

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    That takes the cake!

    ‘I made a surprise Easter cake for friends who were staying over and hid it in the garage overnight. But in the morning, when I opened the garage door, it had been half-eaten by a fox. How did I identify the culprit? That unmistakable scent of fox pee! I might be over-egging my baking skills, but the cake was in the shape of a rabbit, so he may have been fooled…’

    Margaret Lee, 56, Manchester

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Words Charlotte Grant-West Photography Pixeleyes

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