First, the pros:
I got to sleep in.
I didn't have to amuse children, go out in crowds, dread the coming school holidays (which started here on Friday).
I didn't have to buy a lot of chocolate, especially not the cheaper Cadbury's chocolate that flooded our supermarkets but isn't certified from non-child-labour sources.
We bought bakery hot cross buns (my baking attempt failed - I'm blaming the recipe) which probably wouldn't be to the taste of children.
We had an lovely meal on Easter Sunday at our leisure, and a bottle of excellent wine.
We watched adult (not adult-themed!) TV.
It was exceptionally peaceful, especially today, after a disrupted night, a morning when I felt unwell, so I could spend a day on the couch reading.
The weather was gorgeous, and we could do what we want.
But there are cons:
It's often a family time, with people travelling to see their families, or getting together locally. But it's too far to go to see my family in the South island, and my sister in the north visited last year and was spending it with friends and their families this year. So it can be lonely when you're the only ones you know without immediate family nearby.
It's easier to hide the loneliness by staying at home than by going out, so we hibernated, despite the gorgeous weather.
I made my own Easter Eggs (having first made them over the first pandemic lockdown two years ago), and have now mastered the recipe. But there was no-one to share them with. (Okay, to be honest, I could have and would have shared them with the neighbour and his little girl, but there weren't enough to go round!)
But that's life. I'm sure there are people with families who would have liked to have our peaceful, low-calorie weekend! So I'm sticking with the pros.