Oooh candy canes, I cannot resist the little blighters.
I got a this box of giant candy canes in my Vegan Kind Hamper the other day and as I put them into a little jug ... so that they can be decorative as well as delicious ... my mind raced back to Wyevale Garden Centre in Altrincham, where me and Mum used to go for coffee and lunch every Wednesday for years. A couple of years ago they were selling off the remains of the Christmas stock well after the festive period and they had so many candy canes that they had all been reduced to just 10p a box. Needless to say I bought ten boxes with ten candy canes in each for just £1, so 100 at just 1p each. We had Cineworld passes in those days, so every time I went to the cinema I would take a candy cane or two to stop me from being tempted by the sweet displays in the foyer. My teeth might not have thanked me, but my purse sure did. 😀
I was sure I had done a blog post about this over on my old blog Our New Life in the Country, so I trawled through lots of old posts and fell down a rabbit hole of my own making ... two hours later and still no post about my bargain candy canes, (there were some others but not the right ones), but lots of other bargains ...
... and a good look into my old larder to boot.
Anyway, back to the business of the day.
Day ten of the sock and beauty advent calendars and this time I have pretty little Fir trees on my socks and a bottle of Vitamin C and Turmeric oil.
By ringing the surgery bang on the 8am opening time yesterday and waiting in the queue of phone calls for 25 minutes I managed to snaffle the last face-to-face appointment available with my doctor this morning, the receptionist sounded so pleased that she was able to fulfil my request that she got us both laughing. Gosh they have to work so hard at the moment, it was nice to hear her laugh.
Sue xx 🎄