I used to be indecisive…

…but now I'm not so sure

Friday letters – sponsored by Kleenex (not really, but it should be)


Dear cough and cold – Ok, five days is enough – off you go now, and trouble someone else.  Losing your voice when you are a teacher makes doing your job quite difficult, but thankfully it is on its way back again.

Dear Kleenex – You must just love this time of year when your sales rocket due to all the people with sniffles, coughs and colds.  I have certainly been doing my bit to keep you in business this week!

Dear winter coat – I think I brought you out of the cupboard prematurely.  At the beginning of this week it was very chilly, with ice on the car in the mornings, so I decided that my warmest winter coat was necessary.  I got you out and now the temperature has gone up a few degrees!  I shouldn’t complain though because it meant I didn’t have to scrape the car yesterday, or the day before.

Dear Christmas preparations – Just two more days and I can hang up the Advent calendar and get all my Christmas mugs, tea towels and candles out. Hooray!

Dear childhood sweets – Following a discussion on another blog, Black Jacks, Fruit Salads and Flying Saucers are now lodged firmly in my mind and are kicking up a bit of a fuss when asked to leave.  Luckily I am visiting a nearby town today where they have an old fashioned sweetie shop, so I might be able to indulge in a few happy childhood memories.

This is what Fruit Salads and Black Jacks look like now –


I managed to find a picture of the wrapper I remember from way back in the ‘olden days’.

trebor black jacks

Happy Friday everyone!


24 thoughts on “Friday letters – sponsored by Kleenex (not really, but it should be)

  1. Three of my favourite sweeties!

    Feel better soon.

  2. Hope your cold disappears soon. I’m sorry the sweety discussion got you pining… but you’re lucky to have them down the road. I’m now suffering from Black Jack cold turkey in the south of France – I remmeber those wrappers!. I’ve pulled out my secret stash of aniseed balls 🙂

  3. I got a sweetie hamper for my birthday with all the old sweets and immediately said to Jan “They’ve changed the wrappers on Black Jacks and Fruit Salads!”. The ones I remember were different to the one you posted though…

    Hope you feel better soon!

  4. I never really liked Black Jacks but I LOVED Fruit Salads. Will have to go and look for some now….And I just can’t wait to bring out my Xmas tea-towels!

  5. I hope you’re feeling better soon. It’s good to hear that it’s not too chilly. Here it is roasting, 30 degrees today and very humid.

  6. Good to see you haven’t lost your sense of humour even though you are sick. When I am sick I am a horrible grouch. Get well soon!

  7. Christmas preparations and retro sweets have the power to overcome any horrible colds or sniffles. Why are Christmas tea towels and mugs so uplifting?? I always have a big smile on my face whenever I drink tea from my festive cup and saucer!

  8. Totally with you on 1 and 2! By the time I finally went to the doc, I had bronchitis – so take care of yourself!

    • I read your posts about it – poor you. The trouble with being in the teaching profession is that you struggle on, don’t you, when other people would have taken to bed, or gone to the doctor. I am going to be strict with myself and if it is not showing proper signs of improvement, or my chest starts to hurt, I’m off to the doctor!

      • Yup, I ignored it for too long! It is the problem with being a teacher – particularly a self-employed one! Tuesday was a nightmare – trying to be ‘normal’ while waiting for lung x-ray results!! Take care of yourself!

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