But there's been nothing blue, in the down-mood sense, about this Easter.
Two new, beautiful blue portable typewriters arrived the day before the Good Friday holiday.
One of them is a Dutch-made Royal Roytab in what is called eggshell blue - how appropriate for Easter!
The other, above, was a Sears Tudor, which belongs to the Smith-Corona "Corsair" line, made in West Bromwich, England.
Here are some other blue typewriters which have been gathering dust in the shed, some very small and exceedingly light, some very large and super heavy:
Czech-made Consul Model 231.2
Marketed by the Pacific Typewriter Co, Melbourne
Sperry-Rand Remington Premier (Envoy III series, made in Holland)
Adler Gabriele 35 (made in West Germany - a wonderful typer)
Everest K2 C
(Yes, maybe a bit more aqua than blue!)
Made in Italy, and a not-so-great typer!
Oliver, made in West Bromwich, England
(made for Litton Industries
by Silver-Seiko, Suzuki-Cho, Kodaira-Shi, Tokyo)
IBM Selectric (USA)