Having tasted treacle last week it was only right and proper that Frank should sample Lyle's Golden Syrup before he leaves on Thursday. Once again, instant addiction! It is a distinctive flavour that is hard to describe in words.
Twin products and yet so very different. The tins are registered in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest brand in the United Kingdom and the design has hardly changed since Abram Lyle's time.
This photo-shoot was very early this morning, long before we had breakfast. Then, just as that was being considered along came an invitation to join a colleague for that meal! No second thoughts. Frank hopped into the handbag (USA= purse) and off we set.
With the IKEA family card two people can eat well and drink as much hot chocolate/coffee as you want for just over £2 sterling! You certainly couldn't make it at home for that and, judging by the numbers who pour into the building in the early morning, it appears that many others use this as a regular meeting place. To live just over ten minutes from it has advantages!
Having your photograph taken with a stuffed skunk in a public place is a bit odd! You do begin to wonder what the folk at the next table really think as they tuck into their fry! Maybe it wouldn't have been so bad if we hadn't both been in clerical uniform!
A notice on the door at IKEA always makes me smile .... I know it doesn't mean exactly what it says ... but ....
For some of the remainder of the day Frank once again had to lie low and keep very quiet. But when it came to the evening meal he perked up and wondered if he might be allowed to have a "Fish Supper".
Eliot, of course, was rather interested in this as well!
As usual he had to be bribed to appear in the photograph.
Regular "blogging" seems to be at a bit of a standstill just now. No profound thoughts, no religious rambling ... just a diary of a toy skunk's visit to Northern Ireland! Maybe it is a bit like the car we spotted in a supermarket's car park. It is well and truly stuck for the present time. I wonder did the owner leave it there overnight .... he/she won't be going anywhere for a while until the fine is paid!
Busy day ahead tomorrow with a service in the church at ten o'clock followed by a meeting with the retired clergy. Then Bible Study on the prophet Nehemiah ... so now I need to look over those notes.
O Lord our God, accept the fervent prayers of your people;
in the multitude of your mercies look with compassion
upon us and all who turn to your for help;
for you are gracious, O lover of souls,
and to you we give glory, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
now and for ever. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer
Celebration of Wholeness and Healing