These are a few of my favourite things . . . maybe some of them are yours too!
Life Savers. When I was a child, I always wanted to get a book of life savers for Christmas. I think my favourite ones were always the Rum Butter ones, followed closely by the multi-coloured ones. Over here we get Polo Mints, which are nice, but they are only peppermint. They do come in sugar-free however, which is good for me. But . . . I have always had a fondness for the candy with a hole.
When I was a child having candy at all was a rare thing. Maybe as a rare treat, but other than that only at Birthday Parties, Christmas, Easter, Halloween and if we got some pocket money we might splurge on something sweet.
Sandwiches. I am like my Aunt Freda in that. I adore sandwiches. That is one thing which amazed me when I moved here to the UK, the wonderful variety of sandwiches and the fact that they are available in almost every shop, unless it is a jewelers, or card shop or something like that. But most newsagents, convenience shops, grocery shops, etc. sell ready made sandwiches. Marks and Spencers have the best. They never stint on the filling. They have unusual combinations here as well, like cheese and pickle or cheese and onion, cheese and tomato, etc. Very nice.
I like to keep my socks on until just when I get into bed and then take them off just at that point and slide my feet under the covers. It feels so good. I don't know why that is. It is just a thing that I like to do and I love the way my feet feel, freshly uncovered by socks and under cool sheets.
Spending time with a good friend. We had the most wonderful time yesterday with Val and Steve. It was so good to finally meet in person. Val and I have always felt a special kinship and we are always messaging back and forth and talking on the phone, e-mails etc. Yesterday was the first time we actually met in person and it was really special. I don't think we shut up the whole time. Todd and Steve took themselves off into town at one point to do some sight seeing. Val and I just stayed here at the house and gabbed and gabbed and gabbed. My knee is so bad I could not cope with sight seeing, but the guys did just fine. They are having a whirlwind tour of Ireland, Scotland and well, specifically here to see us.
Do we look happy? I think we do! It was so much fun.
Todd and Steve got along really well also. We just had a really, really nice time. It went past far too quickly. Time spent with a good friend is never wasted. We showed them where their son lived while he was on his mission here and we took them over to meet Doreen, who all the missionaries always love because she is so good to them. She seemed pleased about that as well and she remembered Kyle, their son.
God willing one day we will be
able to visit them in
Strawberry season which is about to begin in earnest here. I love strawberries, but only during their natural season, and I think British berries are some of the finest. Our plants are covered with flowers right now so we hope to get enough for a few feeds this year. I love strawberries fresh. Frozen ones are not the same. I picked a ton of strawberries when I was a child. My mother used to make jam and we would have our fill of them fresh. Strawberry pie, its so good! Fresh picked berries, still warm from the sun are just so delicious. When I was a child we used to be able to find wild strawberries along the rainway tracks that ran behind our first house in Gimli. They were very tiny, only about the size of a baby fingernail, but boy oh boy did they ever pack a lot of flavour. Delicious!
The enthusiasm with which this little lady greets everyone. We were all wishing we could tell waht she was saying yesterday. Sorry about the blankets on the sofa. Its a safety measure from dog hair, etc. I know, what is the point of having a sofa if you always keep it covered up. That bears thinking about, but the way we look at it, we are prolonging the life of our sofa. And I wouldn't have it any other way. Mitzie is my sofa companion and has been since the start. She loved Valerie and Steve.
Yes, my house is lived in. That too,
I wouldn't have any other
I could not live in a show-room.
Beautiful sunny days. We have been surely blessed these past couple of weeks with some brilliantly sunny days. Yesterday it was almost warm as well. It is a bit chilly this morning and I could see my breath when I was out in the back just a few minutes ago, but it is still brilliantly sunny this morning and there is nary a cloud in the sky. Looks like another fine day in the offing. They are saying now if we don't get rain soon, we could be in drought conditions and hose pipe bans could be in effect in some areas. Feast and famine folks, feast and famine . . .
I just adore my husband. We get along like peas and carrots. We share an easy companionship which works so well for us. We just enjoy each others company so very much, which is a good thing because we have always spent most of our time together, most of the time even working together, which not a lot of married couples could do. We not only love each other, but we like each other. That is a huge plus. He is kind, gentle and pragmatic. He is the yin to my yang. While I might get flustered at times, he is the very epitome of calm, no matter the situation. I am praying so hard that the radio-therapy has done what it was supposed to do because I cannot face the alternative.
There . . . I said it out loud.
Robin Williams in anything. Even just in an interview. The man was a comic genius and a really nice person. When the world lost him, we lost a real treasure. I think the man was amazing. So much talent. His face just radiates kindness as well.
And on that note I will leave you with a thought for today . . .
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Speak in such a way that others want to listen to you,
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In The English Kitchen today, Smashed Roasted New Potatoes. So tasty! So simple!
Have a great Thursday, I am going to try to get in to see the Doctor today and I expect I will spend most of the day waiting for an x-ray. Don't forget along the way of your day . . .
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And I do too!