My Mother- in Law has just arrived from England and brought Nick and Florence their favourite British spread Marmite.
But we all fell about laughing when we inspected the jar closer.
It says MA'AMITE , Toasting The Queens Diamond Jubilee. Fantastsic!!
I just had to display it in an old glass cloche I got from a flea market for a laugh.
For those of you who don't know Marmite, its a spread you put on toast. Nick likes it with cheese and Florence( 11) like it with jam...Yuk.
You either love it or hate it and I hate but I get it.
It has quite a history developed in 1680!
Thanks to its high B vitamin content,Marmite did its bit for the UK in two World Wars.
By the time of the First World War it was included in soldiers ration packs. It also became a staple food in hospitals and schools.
During World War II, Marmite became a dietary supplement in prisoner-of-war camps, and in 1999, it was sent to British peacekeeping forces in Kosovo after we received morale boosting requests from the field.
I am going all out to celebrate The Queens Diamond Jubilee on June 4th!
HRH has been on The Throne for 60 years!!
As I won't be in England to enjoy all the pomp and circumstance I will be hanging out the bunting that my Mum kindly sent us along with all thing red,white and blue.
I spotted on The Liberty Face book http://www.facebook.com/libertylondona beautiful silk scarf featuring a commemorative print of Queen Elizabeth II in the centre with the dates of her reign, framed by her coat of arms on a crimson and royal blue Union Jack background by English Eccentrics.
I ordered it for my Mum as she loves The Royal family and suggested she frame it instead of wearing it.
Fortunately for me she is going to keep it for a while then send it for me to frame!! I t will look great over the fireplace. Can't wait.
Halloween is around the corner and the kids are getting very excited about who they are going to be this year????
But then they asked who our cat, Parsley was going to be?...
I suddenly had a flash back to a show I used to watch as a little girl, Bagpuss.
Bagpuss was a British children's television-show that first came out on the BBC in 1974.
Bagpuss is a large cloth cat with pink stripes who comes to life when little Emily closes down her shop for the night. Accompanied by the little mice inventors and workers 'we will scrub it, we will rub it', and the pompous Professor Yaffel, he has all kinds of adventures.
The Shop front
Madeline the doll
Bagpuss, dear Bagpuss
Old Fat Furry Catpuss
Wake up and look at this thing that I bring
Wake up, be bright, be golden and light
Bagpuss, oh hear what I sing
Mr Parsely ( mmm not really going to paint stripes on him!! really)
At the end of the programme Bagpuss would start yawning again, and as he fell asleep the narrator would speak as the colour faded to sepia and they all became toys again.
And so their work was done.
Bagpuss gave a big yawn and settled down to sleep
And, of course, when Bagpuss goes to sleep,
All his friends go to sleep too.
The mice were ornaments on the mouse organ.
Gabriel and Madeleine were just dolls.
Professor Yaffle was a carved, wooden bookend in the shape of a woodpecker.
Even Bagpuss himself, once he was asleep, was just an old, saggy cloth cat,