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#59/365 – Tulips


Well, on this last day of the second month of the year, I’d like to do a tiny recap for people only just joining the party.

Every day, for the year of 2014, I am writing a post about something – whether it be big or small – that I am grateful for. Could be Homer’s Iliad or Heinz’s baked beans and sausage in a tin.

Because, let’s face it, in the great scheme of things, most of us in the West are pretty privileged – even if we’re not eating Á la carte on the economic gravy train.

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Here are some beautiful tulips I received for my birthday earlier this week. How can they fail to make you happy? (Thank you to Georgia for sending them to me.) I am very lucky indeed.

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Things I am grateful for #20 & 21


Yorkshire Pudding and Onion Gravy.

You can take the man out of Yorkshire, but you can’t take… well, you know the rest.

If you haven’t tasted this manna from heaven, you haven’t lived. Apparently, ambrosia – the food of the gods’ in Homer’s Iliad was, in fact, Yorkshire pudding and onion gravy. And, that little fact, was straight from the lips of Aphrodite. (I could taste it on her lips.)

The French claim to have invented it. But, guess what? The clue’s in the name, people. And, if I’m not mistaken, the only French pudding I know, is the philanderer, Francois Hollande.

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