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!!
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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Nice memories I can relate to 🙂
You had the pebble sweets too then. Some were soft and chewy,
Do you remember Tiger Nuts? I was looking them up online the other day and it seems they are making a come back!
If they were the little chocolate covered toffees then yes.
Actually they looked like dried up raisins 🙂
Ah, different thing to what I was thinking of.
Wonderful sweets! I remember little pebble candies from my childhood, which were always an adventure to explore 🙂
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Lovely photo, such a wonderful reminder of summer. I’ve never seen those sweets in sea shells, that’s delightful.
I remember those sweets too. I had a sweet-tooth as a youngster, thankfully now a thing of the past!!! 🙂
My sweet tooth is still with me.