Today is Sunday 23rd January

The day is dull, chilly and overcast, but you know what? I don’t care!
I’ve gotten on the scales this morning (the friendly spot in the bathroom) and have lost a pound so am smack on target!
You know what this means don’t you? It’s official and that marshmallow is history.

Let me tell you a little story about marshmallows.
Years ago (between 1991 and 1995 as we didn’t have a dog) Hubby and I were in Hamleys in London and bought a yard of marshmallow. Yep,ย  36″ย  in one long piece.
Standing behind and facing him on the escalator as we passed the ‘Lego’ floor (complete with life-sized Lego Man to greet you), we each started at one end and when we met in the middle, kissed.
The old boy behind us laughed and said he hoped we knew each other, which we laughingly denied, which made him laugh even harder.

Marshmallows have always had a special place in my heart as they were Mum’s favourite too, and every Christmas, we would buy a tub of Flumps ‘from the dog for Nanny’. When we moved away, it wasn’t cost effect to buy a tub, but they were sold in individual 12 inch strips so we’d buy half a dozen and post them to her.

Marshmallows were also something I would have when I was on a low fat diet in the 90’s as like wine gums and liquorice allsorts, they have no fat (just don’t look at the sugars) so I would give myself a sweet treat……… or 10.

So today you little mallow minx, you are mine!

Have a good day everyone and keep safe.


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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18 Responses to Today is Sunday 23rd January

  1. Sadje says:

    Thatโ€™s great Di. Enjoy your marshmallow ๐Ÿ’–

  2. Zelda Winter says:

    I bake them on top of yams with lots of butter…probably not going to lose a pound ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. My father loved sitting with a bag of marshmallows watching TV. I love them too and see them at the store and walk so close…but if I buy them I eat them all in one sitting! Enjoy, you deserve it!

  4. Carol anne says:

    Lol! I love marshmallows too! Congrats on your loss! โค

  5. I knew ‘marshmallow” as a candy treat was a thing in the U.K. (Europe) but it’s not so much here. Unless it’s slathered with chocolate in a candy bar. I’m indifferent to marshmallows, I like them in cocoa and S’Mores, but not yams (not a yam fan to start). I’ve discovered that I DO like them if they’re just a bit stale and dried out … they’re crunchy and delicious. I am very pleased that you met your goal and got your reward! Lovely!

    • hehe………. I actually had two. Four syns each so I still have leeway on my 15 allowance, BUT i have discovered that one is sufficient as they are the big ones and at least 6 bites!!

  6. You can have mine. I have never liked them. Too sweet for me but they are lovely toasted as a s’more around a fire. You certainly deserved a treat!

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