Sunday 15 November 2020

15th Day of Gratitude


Today's prompt is Surprise and what better surprise than birthday presents when you are little?

This is actually a bittersweet prompt today because these are presents for Rosie who will be two at the end of next week.  But because of the new lockdown restrictions, she will be the first member of our family who won't be able to celebrate with friends and family popping in to see her 😓 

To be honest, I think that's a more upsetting thought for us adults than it is for her because there will be presents, there will be cake and there will be balloons and when you are two, that's all the important bases covered!  We can pop round to their house and see her from the door step so we will have to be content with that and then have a family tea together when lockdown is over.

PS Daily Update - We had a small venture out to a new grocery farm shop yesterday as I had heard a rumour that they would be selling my favourite ice cream!  It's made by a small independent company in Saffron Walden and you can't buy it in many shops outside of SW.  Their products are delicious!  A spoonful of their sherbet lemon sorbet on top of your ice in a gin and tonic raises it to another level 😋 and their salted butter caramel is a delight.  The shop is in a beautifully converted barn and specialises in more independent brands rather than the food you can buy in any supermarket.  They also stocked meats from a local farm and there was no way I was returning home without a pack of Priors Hall Farm Sausages in my bag.  That was lunch sorted! If you too are a sausage sandwich lover, which are you - a red sauce girl or a brown sauce girl?  Or maybe no sauce at all?

6 comments: said...

Pretty certain I can't get the same lemon sorbet you shared but my sister is coming and is a gin and tonic gal. Maybe I could try some lemon sorbet in her favorite drink.

I woke up thinking of you last night. Actually thinking of Rosie. Was trying to remember if her name was Rose or Rosie. Settled on the right choice and went back to sleep. I don't think I remembered her birthday was upcoming. So sorry that you guys won't be able to celebrate with her in person. Hope you can Zoom in for the festivities. But I know that isn't quite the same.

Susanne said...

Sorbet in a gin and tonic - I will be trying that!

Ruth said...

Prettily wrapped presents are always a delight, no matter how old you are. :)

alexa said...

When I saw this on Instagram, I thought they might be Christmas presents :). I'm so sad you won't be able to celebrate in person with Rosie - as a grandmother, I appreciate how much these occasions mean. But at least seeing her in person will be lovely! Oooh, those ice-creams sounds delicious - I do love a good salted caramel. Nice touch to pop a lemony one in your gin - it reminds me of ice-cream sodas when we were young.

Barbara Eads said...

Luckily Rosie is so little that she won't realize that there is anything "off" about this birthday. I suspect it will be the cake she likes the most! Next year you'll be with her!!

Liz said...

Getting presents at any time is always a treat. I hope Rosie liked hers.