Today’s things are: cotton candy, Snakes & Ladders, pinwheel
I love cotton candy. Here in the UK we call it candy floss, and the last time I had some was in October 2016 when a pack of banana, bubble gum and the standard flavour was purchased for me as a ‘Thank You’ for helping out a boating couple.
As a kid, we only had the pink stuff which was spun in a huge vat as it attached itself to a stick, and I got more over me and my clothes than in me, but then that was part of the pleasure (my Mum obviously thought otherwise).
MIL couldn’t understand why I’d given an elderly lady some of my candy floss when we went to Weymouth one day. You can read about that here actually.
Hubby and I made our own Snakes and Ladders board game as we had nothing to play on the boat apart from cards or scrabble when our DVD player died.
but ladders are a different kettle of fish. I have a fear of climbing ladders, I feel very unsafe and nervous, though I will climb up into the attic if Hubby can’t manage it. He was very proud of me when I climbed to the top of a windmill in Norfolk as the only way to get there was to climb a ladder. I was shaking like a leaf by the time I got to the top, but the view was well worth it.
And speaking of windmills, aka Pinwheel ……..
As a child, I loved the little windmills you could buy for a few pence and ‘plant them’ in the garden. Going to school saw an array of these brightly coloured toys spinning in the wind.
In later years, we were told that the vibration kept moles away, so promptly went out and purchased two of the rather large variety.
It turned out to be a myth, as the little souls were partying under our lawn until Hubby got the traps out.