Here is Frank’s challenge this week:
When I was a kid, if we had to cross pebbles or stones to get to the water, we normally wore plastic buckled shoes (mine were blue one year and pink another and I hated them!), but stones like this triggered another memory as well as my sweet tooth!
Whenever we visited any seaside town, there was always the candy stalls for cotton candy and sticks of rock, but in some there were seashells filled with ‘pebbles’ resembling these which were actually boiled sweets of varying flavours. The blue and green ones tended to be mint, black or striped liquorice, red strawberry, with orange and yellow being orange and lemon. Sometimes you’d get brown ones which were cola flavoured.
The sweets may not have lasted but I kept my shells for several years on my dressing table to hold my rings or necklaces.
The last time I saw one, it was being used as an ash tray. Urgh!!