Top of the Elevenses/Brunch #40

How many Dads, Mums and Families have come home from shopping and their excited children have happily or reluctantly put the items in to the fridge, freezer, pantry, storeroom or larder. Whether they do it happily or not, one thing they are interested in is the list on the receipt even though they packed the stuff away.  The actual prices don’t register to most.

I feel as parents we ought to pin the receipt on a board in the kitchen and highlight the monthly totals, just so that from the age of eight to nine they are aware of the responsibility involved.  Even receipts of other household goods can be added.  Junior, teenage and young adult years has its highs and lows but most of the time too it’s about visualising and talking about our future home and family.

As a preparation for when they move to university campus, digs, apartments or their own homes I think this practice would be useful.  Talking work ethics, income. money, costs, savings and budgets is never a bad thing.  This can be a quality time pleasurable thing to do too.



Smell so refreshing, yet old at the same time. Collated in a row for the amusement of the eyes; ‘beauty is in the eyes of the beholder’ they say; yet wishing they were all mine. 

Feel so soft, so gentle, yet powerful at the same time, ink on the pages ensure a new excitement, new journey, a new vision or frame of mind. 

Caressing the books gently, lifting one at a time, which can I choose to take home to be mine. 

Mind struggles to narrow for one or two; looking eagerly from left to right, hoping, searching; for clues. 

Heart sinks at the thought of abandoning any, I gaze, I adore, incase I lose interest in any, as time ticks away; I conclude, clutching the entire bundle, reassuring that it’s the right thing to do. 

Walking away with my new collection, eager to seep through, I won’t buy anymore I assure myself, it was the best thing to do. 

For all the book lovers.


Top of the Elevenses/Brunch #28

Whenever a new recipe is introduced there’s great excitement.  Lots of people want to know what the dish or product is like in taste, in content, in calories and in appearance. Some are not interested at first and their minds can be changed, while others won’t budge.  It is therefore the job of the person who created the recipe or a marketing company to find ways of getting potential customers to test and like the product.

It has happeneI to me, while out shopping, I have been offered foods to taste and on occasions have bought a jar or packet of something new  and on sale because I liked it.  Other times the introductory price makes it worth trying but I definitely won’t buy if it will be of no use to me.  I wonder how many recipes started off by someone making their Elevenses or Brunch? LOL

A Pitta Bread filled with Grilled Tomatoes, Omelette and Fresh Parsley.  I had a cup of Lemon Tea too.  We can be as simple or as creative with our Elevenses/Brunch as we want.