Trivia Teaser

In which European city is the River Foyle?

Dresden
Derry
Danzig
Derby

Happy hunting!

28
Mar
2012
 

By Jessie

Something’s afoot YouPlayers. Sparkly chocolate eggs are stacked on the supermarket shelves where the discounted loo roll used to be, and every time I pass a kitchen my mouth starts watering at the cinnamon-spicy smell of toasting hot cross buns. 

Hmmm. What. Could. It. All. Mean?

Chocolate eggs!

Of course! It’s time for the annual YouPlay Easter Hunt !

Grab your rabbit ears and egg-stra large baskets, because the Easter Hunt is now open.

Search the pages of YouPlay to find 20 festive Easter icons and 10 of the latest Lovatts Puzzles magazine covers. The first TEN YouPlayers to successfully find all 30 items and submit the entry form will each WIN a YouPlay Prize Pack, worth $49.95.

 

Bonus Hunt!

This year we also have an egg-citing bonus competition.
‘Like’ us on Facebook, click on the Bonus Egg and you’re in the running to WIN a $50 Amazon gift voucher!

Find out more

With so much to keep you busy this Easter, who needs chocolate? Um, yes OK, actually I do. So join me - crack open a delish foil wrapped bunny or two and let the Hunt begin !

Pssst: Stay tuned for the next egg-citing Easter event – our Trivia Tournament is launching soon…  

 


Faberge Egg Faberge Eggs

 

Faberge eggs were created by the Russian jewellery firm House of Faberge between 1885 and 1917. The beautiful jewelled eggs were crafted from precious metals, gems and enamel and are universally regarded as masterpieces.

Each egg has a theme and some contain  a hidden ‘surprise’, revealed when the two halves of the egg are unfastened. These treasures are nestled inside the eggs and often take the form of exquisite keepsakes, trinkets and jewellery.

The first large Faberge egg was commissioned by Tsar Alexander III as a gift for his wife, the Empress Maria Fedorovna. Known as the Hen egg, it was crafted from gold, rubies and white vitreous enamel, and concealed a gold hen nestled within a yellow yolk. The hen could also be opened to reveal a diamond and gold crown which contained a ruby pendant (sadly now lost).

Other famous Faberge eggs include the Pelican (1898), which contained eight miniature watercolours. Each miniature was painted on ivory, framed with pearls and depicted a different charitable institution – all of which received the patronage of the Dowager Empress of Russia. The Winter egg concealed a flower basket studded with 1378 diamonds and the Peter the Great egg, which celebrated the two-hundredth anniversary of St. Petersburg in 1703, contained a miniature gold replica of the Peter the Great equestrian statue.

Only fifty large Faberge eggs were made under the direction of Peter Carl Faberge, the majority for the Russian Imperial Family. Other notable recipients included the Duchess of Marlborough, the Rothschilds, the Nobels and a series of seven eggs was made for Russian industrialist Alexander Kelch. No eggs were made in 1904 and 1905 because of the Russo – Japanese War.

After the Russian revolution in 1917, the Romanov palaces were ransacked and the Faberge family fled to Switzerland. Stalin declared the eggs to be symbolic of gross imperial excess and sold many to acquire more foreign currency. Today the iconic Faberge eggs can be found in museums and private collections around the world, although eight of the large eggs and many of the hidden secrets are considered lost.

What would you hide in a Faberge Easter egg?

Jessie x

 

118 Responses to

Happy hunting!

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nan_j said:
April 09, 2012 at 4:06 PM

methinks tomorrow and may the best man/woman win lol

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Debs74 said:
April 10, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Finally - 30 done & dusted - I love these hunts, they are awesome - happy hunting everyone!!

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Daisy003 said:
April 10, 2012 at 8:42 AM

just got them all, yipee

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lockyplus said:
April 10, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Same here

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judy123 said:
April 10, 2012 at 8:45 AM

And me, was going to back to work but thought just five more minutes and finally found last two

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Reewees said:
April 10, 2012 at 8:47 AM

ditto :)

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kepp said:
April 10, 2012 at 8:49 AM

done, but think that the game was over, because it was too easy to find last ones

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Debs74 said:
April 10, 2012 at 8:53 AM

True kepp - I thought that too - we are all in the draw so fingers crossed to everyone :)

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maggaz said:
April 10, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Congrats to all the hunters. Good luck in the draw. Looking forward to the next hunt.

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April 10, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Congrats everyone! Hope you've enjoyed yourself, coz I did. Well, all the best.

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April 10, 2012 at 9:10 AM

started at 5.30am found 1, 9.00am last one popped up, finally.

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tasteach said:
April 10, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Found them all at last. Agree with Kepp, though, too easy to find the last ones.

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diana1 said:
April 10, 2012 at 9:26 AM

got 29 at 2.05am est.and 30 this morning,

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iamamah said:
April 10, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Just reached 30 what a buzz

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Addy said:
April 10, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Just reached 30. Hurrah!

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April 10, 2012 at 10:47 AM

none for two days, then 6 in two days ... all done! Good luck everyone :)

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April 10, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Better late than never!!! That was good fun

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whua said:
April 10, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Yay! Found all of them! First time I've ever found more than 10!!

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Daisy003 said:
April 10, 2012 at 3:21 PM

winners are announced............ didnt win sob sob

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Zacpark said:
April 10, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Oh well, there's always the next hunt!!!! Congrats to all the winners.

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April 10, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Where are the winners announced?

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Rosslyn said:
April 10, 2012 at 4:24 PM

congratulations to the winners :-) better luck next time for me, I hope

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Georgia71 said:
April 10, 2012 at 4:28 PM

thankyou again for a fun filled Easter Weekend, my daughter's favourite game

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Daisy003 said:
April 10, 2012 at 5:28 PM

missalana81; on the same page as the 30 easter icons, just click grey tags, it says 'winners' Good Luck to the winners, can't wait for next comp

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Debs74 said:
April 10, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Congrats to the winners, another great hunt - roll on the next one!

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said:
April 10, 2012 at 8:09 PM

congrats to all winners

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clwteeth said:
April 11, 2012 at 7:48 AM

TOtally got bogged down in something else and forgot to do this for two days and now it's over. Oh, well, better luck next time and congrats to all the winners.

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April 12, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Congrats all, t'was a good hunt.