So as the house is in a horrendous state and I cant bare to take an photos of it I thought I would do a totally pointless post about something that made me happy this week.
I love Golden Syrup...I mean who doesn't, it brilliant stuff! I cant tell you how many of my recipes include a spoon full of it to add a little sweetness or a nice crust to the top of a loaf! I am a total sugerholic, my sweet tooth is legendary in our household but its not the only reason I like golden syrup so much, no I'm also a sucker for nice packaging!
Its not just the lovely tins alone I like, I have for about 13 years now always felt I have a special connection with Lyles Golden Syrup. When I very first left home to move into my first house with Rich while we where at Uni, my parents went through their attic finding old bits of furniture I could take with me (as you do, aren't parents great like that!), my Dad unearthed an old chest that he and Mum had had since they where first married which I believe had come from my Mums grandparents (feel free to correct me if I have remember this wrong Mum). It was painted in a very thick heavy green with a rotten old lid on it. Dad being the clever little so an so he was replaced the lid, made some lovely bent metal carrying handles for it and lightly sanded some of the green paint off to see what the wood was like underneath, it was then that he discoved this rather battered old trunk was actually made of old packing cases ...
So there we are a totally pointless post, never mind it made me smile! See you all in June...x