Jelly trail

Sometimes, I see some unusual things walking the dog and today was no exception.
We’d driven to one of the local towns to try and get Hubby a new pair of jeans as the ones he’s wearing at the moment are way too big, and the belt just can’t keep them up.
We found the right length and waist size, but sadly on two different pairs, so will have to wait until they get their new stock in.

Coming back, we stopped in the local supermarket to get Maggie’s food as it was no longer on special offer where we had just been, and I decided to walk her back thus giving her a second walk of the day.
She was really good for me, performing the necessary in the right places and being off lead not getting too far ahead. However, looking at the pavement (you never know when you might see a fiver, ten pound or even twenty pound note lying around, and we have), I noticed a jelly trail.

At first, I didn’t take much notice as it’s not unusual to see discarded sweets here and there, but this was a definite trail of jelly babies, every ten paces or so.
jelly babies
Now don’t let anyone tell you that all jelly babies are the same. They’re not.
Flavours and appearance vary, with some lightly dusted with icing sugar, others not, those that are more like wine gums with no personality of jelly babies, and some which are simply sticky or share a flip side with a white gelatin coating.
In later years, Jellyatrics arrived, shortly followed by the ‘Sours’ depicting the elderly confectionery with miserable faces.
Cheeky bit
In the seventies, some sweet shops were selling ‘boys’ only (rumour had it there was extra jelly) and looking on google for images, I even found one on how to make them  😉
Dare I put in these images? Yeah, why not. This is a fun post. No offence everyone.
sexy jelly babies

Anyway, we’ve always been glad that Maggie has never picked anything up in the street, so she wasn’t bothered about these sugary treats, but I was a little intrigued to see where they might lead, and hoped it would be on my route home. I hate unsolved mysteries!

In all, I counted thirty six (not that I’m a compulsive counter you understand!) and the trail ended at a house behind the timber merchants.
There are several young families in this little cul-de-sac, so I hope the sweets hadn’t accidentally been lost because there was a hole in the bag.
Or maybe the kiddie didn’t like them because they were not their favourites.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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