I'm sat here eating (suprise!) a scrummy lemon fancy, and not only am I enjoying each bite of calorific sweetness but I'm also transported to time of comfort, friendship and respect. Yep all from eating a cake!
Memories can be pretty amazing things, those feel good memories that you come across when you're plodding through your day and suddenly a smell, a taste or something unexpected takes you back to a time possibly forgotten.
You know me, I enjoy eating any cake! but this particular one reminds me of a late elderly couple I used to have the pleasure of visiting. The night before my visits I'd get a call from them asking if I could come armed with Brysons Lemon Fancies! Yes I was that cake-loving person going into my local bakery and buying six of these beauties while attempting to explain 'they're not for me'!
And what about songs? How many times do you listen to a song and remember that trip you had with a friend where the mad car singing got you through the long journey? Or the Saturday nights you spent on the dancefloor because that song came on and you all just had to dance to it? Then there's the Ting Tings 'That's not my name' it makes me think of driving my daughter from swimming and us cranking up the tunes to sing our hearts out! This song always came on as we reached the big roundabout, now aptly named 'Ting Ting Roundabout' By us that is! though if the local radio fancied referring to it in the traffic and travel report that would work!
Finally, (though this is a never-ending list!) Remember those toys? One of my Christmas presents last Christmas was a Care Bear! Yeh yeh, I'm in my thirties but it's a Care Bear! AND not any old bear but Lovelot Bear! My favourite one, THE (prounced 'Thee' for emphasis!) best one! Just receiving it took me back to the school playground where I was part of a group of little girls all pointing out the Care Bears we could 'see' in the clouds... And then there's:
So whether it's remisicing over cake, bellowing out your favourite tune or playing with the kiddies, make more memories! because the future will bring giggles, smiles and reminiscing with those you love. ❤
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