a quarter of sweets for half a pound
a drumstick lolly that’s hard to beat
lemon drops for a special treat
chocolate footballs and fizzy drops
the magic candy that fizzes and pops
cola bottles and sherbet tubes
candied shrimps and pineapple cubes
Now , don’t eat them all now,
they’re a treat, we agree
but eat them all and you wont eat
the fish and chips for your tea!
Things reused for not what they were supposed to be…
This can be illustrated nicely in my office cum bedroom
Its a Tin, an old biscuit tin….regular readers of my blog might recognise it – but a couple of Christmas’s ago, it held much more than the mere coinage than it does today…
its contained everything from creamy vanilla fudge to chocolate mints.
but today? its a container for my spare change – the odd coppers that end up in my pockets of my trousers and coats. when its reasonably full – i’ll take it down to the local coin machine and pocket the proceeds…which I might spend on a box of fudge or chocolate – and being empty, the tin will be re used again
I was given this tankard on my 21st birthday. Now although I drink beer occasionally, I don’t drink it on a regular basis – and i’m more likely to drink out of a pint glass than a tankard. So, instead of my tankard gathering dust on a shelf (or more likely, collecting windswept desert sand from the nearby Trafford road) I’ve put it to some kind of good use,holding the art materials that I use to create drawings and such you might see on here 🙂 there maybe a time it gets reused as a pint pot – but it’ll be well cleaned before I use it for that ! 🙂
This is a job for my inner child….if not for letting the younger members of my family loose in the kitchen to create to their hearts content
There’s already so many to choose from, it surprises me how the likes of Ben and Jerrys manage to come up with new ones.
However, there’s always something missing from the mix.
I mean – walking into Whittard’s there’s a whole host of flavours for coffee and hot chocolate…
So along those lines – how about a new Neapolitan Ice cream ? a Deconstructed Banana Split, with Banana, Chocolate and Marshmallow flavours. Thing is with Neapolitan is, it doesn’t have to be the same three flavours – pick your favourites and go wild. You could go all zesty with Orange lime or lemon – or even deconstruct a northern English favourite with Vimto inspired flavours – i’m thinking Blackberry, Raspberry and Grape.
You could add your favourite sweets into the mix – Jelly Beans, Chocolate Drops, Popping Candy…”Space Dust” – now that would raise a smile.
And of course there’s always the fun fictional fruits – remember “willy wonkas chocolate factory” – Snozzberry ice cream anybody?
So let the kids loose in the kitchen as their favourite sweets mix with their favourite flavours, banana with chocolate, chocolate with cherries, strawberries and cream…
The Fun thing about it is you’ll have three of your favourite flavours and as it softens coming out of the tub – it’ll mix into a heavenly taste.