What gave me the title for my meanderings today, you might be wondering. But then again, you might not! I shall tell you anyway, so pin back your ears. Actually, it was all brought about by Hot Cross Buns. Hot Cross Buns, I hear you cry - how come?
Next week it will be Easter (and, yes, we have been threatened with another bout of snow over the holiday period, but I am choosing to ignore that just at this moment. Sticking my head in the sand you might say). Anyway, I was at my local Supermarket this morning, and I just couldn’t believe the range of Hot Cross Buns that were on sale. I started taking photos - I’m sure the other customers were thinking, who is this crazy woman taking photos of Hot Cross Buns. But when I’m on a mission, I won’t be deterred. Last week, I even bought a packet of Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chip ones. Unfortunately, I can’t show you that packet, as I’ve eaten them all. 😱
So hence my question, do we have TOO much choice these days? You go for a packet of crisps and there are TWO aisles full of assorted crisps. I can remember (alright, I know I’m ancient) when we just had a packet of Smith’s Crisps, with a little blue sachet of salt inside. Who else remembers those ? No, you’re far too young!
Looking at that packet of crisps, it reminded me of other things that we used to use. An ice cream wafer, when, if you squeezed them too hard, the soft ice cream would ooze out.
I’m thinking that perhaps these memories only apply if you lived here in the UK back in the day! As a child, I used to love to do this......!
When I was first married, back in the mid 60’s, I used to use these tongs to lift the heavy, wet washing out of the washing machine part of the twin tub, into the spin dryer. We didn’t need to go to the Gym in those days - housework was far more strenuous than it is today!
Who else remembers sitting on the top floor of a double decker bus, and the Bus Conductor coming around with his ticket machine?,
Thinking of Easter again, when I was a little girl, we all used to dress like this on Easter Sunday. My, how things have changed!
These were the prams we used to have, and they would be placed outside in the enclosed back garden, complete with sunshade to keep the sun off the baby.
These prams were very heavy to push, especially on the hills here in Devon. See...no Gym needed!
It’s funny how pictures can bring the memories flooding back. The above retro pics are all courtesy of Pinterest.com.
I’ll close again for now, but I’m sure I will popping in again fairly soon 😊