14 May 2008

Lolly shop

Today (like all Wednesdays) was my day off.

Being that I live in the country, days off are often spent in 'town.' Visiting Grandparents, doing grocery shopping, running errands, stopping at several cafes for coffee (wishing the coffee was better), disappointing my music teacher... The list goes on.

However, there was a lunch date set with my uncle today, this cancelling out any 'normal' routine. After a HUGE steak sandwich, we visited a lolly shop.

A lolly shop is becoming a bit of a dying breed here in Australia. I mean our main supermarkets do have your everyday chocolate, or chew-ables. But what about those hard rock lollies, where there is well over 20 different flavours. Or those hard to find sweets that you only get on a trip. Those tubes of love hearts each with their own little message, e.g true love, be mine, blue eyes...

What I love about these lolly shops is that you can smell the sugar in the air well before you get through the door. I love that you can buy only the red gummy bears if those are your favourite. I also love the amount of time you can spend looking at all the jars lining the walls, the coloured wrappings, and the fact that no matter how old you are, you can still enjoy making that final (often hard and rushed) decision.

Need I less to say that as I write I am pulling many faces making my way through a Wonka fabulicious-sour with nerds. You didn't think I left with nothing?! My bag was filled with Wonka goodies; nerds, nerd-rope, a tube of love hearts, some Reese's peanut butter cups and a pack of watermelon chewing gum.

Guess what I'll be snacking on later??

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