Thursday, 17 January 2013

Nostalgia - New Beginnings,


This week over on Lucky Snapping 2013 it is Kathi's turn to set a challenge and she has called it New Beginnings.  I love reading/listening to Kathi when she has one of her nostalgic moments, not just because she writes them so well but I envy her roots and the memories that she has of her childhood.  Mine are very different shall we say.  I was really struggling to come up with anything for this until I met up with a friend for a catch up and a cuppa.  That morning I had decided to cut down on my tea intake (way too high!!) so I had a hot chocolate instead.  Now up until last year I would never have dreamt of having a hot chocolate in the middle of the day - (as far as I was concerned it was a bedtime drink only) and not something you bought out!!!  Sometime last year, Bernadette Mick and myself went for a walk while she was home one weekend and ended up stopping for a cuppa at a place called Smugglers Cove.  It was very windy and cold and B decided to have a hot chocolate and I suddenly thought why not!!!  So I did and it took me straight back to my days at college in Broadstairs.  When four of us would head down to the little tea shop on a Saturday morning, with our college books, order hot chocolate and toasted teacakes.  We would spend the morning studying together, chatting and keeping warm because our accommodation was soooooo cold!!!  I now regularly have hot chocolate out with the addition of marshmallows and it always transports me back in time. It doesn't really fit into new beginnings but hey :)
 
Amanda and I went out for a hot choccy Christmas Eve.
 
 
My Marshmallows :)

9 comments:

  1. Oh wow that hot chocolate looks soooooooo good. Love your header shot it is amazing. Diane

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  2. That's lovely, I love Hot Chocolate too but never tried the marshmallow version ! x

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  3. Great images and hey if it's a nice memory that suits just fine.. really love those pictures..x

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  4. smugglers cove...sounds like a place from the famous five books lol! I always opt for a hot chocolate on a cold day if we're out and stop for a cuppa. Nice pics x

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  5. Looks totally delish! My daughter insisted on taking me to Serendipity when we took a weekend trip to New York....she wanted the frozen hot chocolate! It was good...but I like it warm!

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  6. Diane, that hot chocolate of yours looks really good. I could do with one of those.

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  7. Brought back memories of hot chocolate at sennen cove very yummy x

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  8. Karen a great start to lucky snapping this weekand like how the hot choc brought back nostalgic memories!! Great photos and story too xxx

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  9. Your hot chocolate looks so yummy! Smuggler's Cove sounds like an interesting place.

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