Forgive my absence, I have been traveling. Specifically, I tortured myself for 10 hours in coach this week (never again!) to cross the seas and visit with my dear friend, Tailfeather. Say hi, Feather..(Hi!)…she says hello. We have a fantastic week planned, wherein we are doing a little tour of Europe, with culturally fulfilling stops in Belgium and The Netherlands as well as London. The Netherlands I have been to before, but not Belgium. London I haven’t been back to since I was a child, so it’s been fun hanging out here the last couple of days.
Earlier tonight, we went to the store to get some essentials (wine, very essential. also chocolate.) and I found myself wandering the aisles in an nostalgic daze as I saw all the food stuffs of my youth.
The Bigga peas and Devonshire custard my mother used to have in the pantry when we lived in Ireland, the Pear soap and Fairy liquid my Nanna kept by the sink, the jars of Marmite and Bovril and bottles of Lucozade my Grandfather favored. And don’t even get me started on the sweets! Quality Street! Crunchies! MALTEASERS!! (Contented sigh). Ahh, memories, like the corners of my mind. Tell me, what products remind you of your childhood?