Three Things Challenge, 07 Sept 2018

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.

Our home made snakes and ladders game

Snakes, well, these photos speak for themselves.

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.


About pensitivity101

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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2 Responses to Three Things Challenge, 07 Sept 2018

  1. Candy floss, never heard that before

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