This gift came out of the blue. A lady in my Bible Study saw this set in San Diego and said to herself, "This set looks like Chris Jones, and she should have it!" So she bought it and gave it to me. I'm not sure why it looks like me because I am not a pink roses and china kind of person, but it is very pretty and it was a very kind thought. However it should be said that I have to drink my tea out of a china cup or it just doesn't taste the same. But really after 50 years over here that's about the only thing of being British that remains, as far as I know.
This is a -- (Whoops! Forgot its name. Happens all the time)-- which is unusual to me because it has a rich red color instead of the usual pink ones I see. MOTH (Man Of The House) saw it and bought it for me as a small surprise gift because he was going away on another one of his world travels -- this time to Portugal, for a Conference of our churches from around the world. This happens only once every 3 years. I used to be able to go on these exotic trips. The last one I went to was at Hothorpe Hall in England and it was spectacular. A beautiful venue followed by a bus tour of some of the loveliest spots in England (we planned the itinerary) and a whole week of gorgeous weather -- the last they had in England that summer!
G IS ALSO FOR GOODIES!
I think I am contradicting myself here. I forgot about my weakness for British goodies, as you see above. I went down to the British Foods Store yesterday and bought a packet of Maltesers, (malted milk balls but a much better tasting chocolate) a Crunchie bar, (it is chocolate covered cinder toffee) and then TWO of those wonderful Cadbury's Chocolate Flakes -- thin, thin chocolate, scrunched together to make like a chocolate log. Mmm! Only one left now and the other won't be around long. :) In England you can buy an ice cream cone and they will stick one of these flakes in it and it is called a "Ninety-nine" Not sure where the name came from, but who cares about the name?
Today's entry for ABC WEDNESDAY. Do click on the link and visit other participants. You will be surprised how much you can learn Thanks Mrs. N. and company!