Cowart's Common Room
Enchatlings by the Sea

The Enchantlings and Grandma came down on Saturday afternoon and gave me a cake made of chocolate Brownies with eight candles. I asked why eight? But it seems those were the ones found in the drawer. Incidentally I do feel there ought to be a convention (and one that could be exploited by candle manufacturers) for those persons older than nineteen. Candles denoting ten years might be thicker or greener or come with stars to distinguish them from single year candles. (Candles could also be made with two ends to avoid having to throw away barely lit ones left after blowing!).

But still there was work to do - we put out the old mattress for collection today suitably wrapped in polythene as instructed and we took out the old light-fusing washing machine. Then we went to the beach.

I blame the moon for making it High Tide. YD said it didn't matter and we did find a patch of sand and sea the size of a puddle for Beanie to paddle in. I wore the T shirt and shirt over that YD had bought me for a present making me look like extremely old mutton dressed as extremely young lamb. She is most kind in the clothing department but I fear I am a lost cause. I wonder sometimes that I am not wearing a wing collar. Afterwards we ate ice cream in the café with a bowl of hot chips, which I felt went with the clothing. Then back home for a late lunch.

Poor Theo was in the grip of Hay (May?) fever with a sore nose which had kept him awake most of the night. He was not a happy bunny and even unhappier when I beat him at chess. I remember the same sense of pain and injustice at being beaten at his age, though I suspect he is a better chess player than I am on a good day (Wouldn't be difficult).

All being well the new washing machine will arrive today. There are loads of dirty washing to be done. The sun is out again. Have a good day everyone. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted at 13th May 2019 - 08:44AM   Posted by Fennie   Enchatlings by the Sea Comments: 5

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Withy Brook's Avatar Good morning, Fennie!
I think it may be an after effect of the War, but all my life, cake candles have been reused, so long as there were enough left!
You sound to have had a lovely morning yesterday. Hopes the washing machine arrives as expected.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 13th May 2019 at 08:59AM

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Fennie's Avatar Yes, I always used to re-use candles but now life has moved on and for big important birthdays we have roman candles showering sparks! (Though only one or two at a time!) Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 13th May 2019 at 11:30AM

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Faith's Avatar My daughter just had her 40th - the candles were shaped in a 4 and a 0.

I'm sure you'd look good in a wing collar shirt FennieSmile

And it'd be clean now you've got the new washer!

Posted by: Faith on 13th May 2019 at 12:07PM

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Faith's Avatar By the way - if you look at your heading - I would guess that describes Beanie better than Theo, if she is anything like my 7 year old granddaughterLaughing

Posted by: Faith on 13th May 2019 at 03:50PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar The number candles are a great idea. I put 70 candles on my Dad's cake... along with a small firebucket ! Laughing

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 13th May 2019 at 03:51PM

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