Thursday, 9 April 2015

Blogging A-Z Day 9: Honey

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Talk about from the sublime to the ridiculous! I'd some plans to give you something highfalutin' and cultural today but typing this after Mr GP's birthday celebrations, my mind's given up on me.  So, here we are - honey, that snack of choice of that quintessentially English teddybear Winnie-the-Pooh. 

Isn't it funny
How a bear likes honey?
Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!
I wonder why he does?

Like Pooh, I do love my 'little something.' Probably too much, sadly, although I've not yet had to be pulled out of a rabbit-hole. That would be just the job for GP dog, given that he's bred for just that. Only knowing him, he'd be so anxious to get down the hole to find both rabbits and honey, that he'd likely get stuck there with me.

I'll give you a choice of music today: either Jack Buchannan's Everything Stops for Tea, or (tenuous link), the epitome of bubblegum pop - the Archies Sugar, sugar. Well, I did say from the sublime to the ridiculous.


  1. I recommend beeswax candles for all the deliciousness of honey (via the sense of smell) without the calories. We've treated ourselves to so,e this Easter.

    I love the words of the the Easter Exsultet:

    On this, your night of grace, O holy Father,
    accept this candle, a solemn offering,
    the work of bees and of your servants' hands,
    an evening sacrifice of praise,
    this gift from your most holy Church.

    But now we know the praises of this pillar,
    which glowing fire ignites for God's honour,
    a fire into many flames divided,
    yet never dimmed by sharing of its light,
    for it is fed by melting wax,
    drawn out by mother bees
    to build a torch so precious.

  2. ...and back to the sublime again. Thanks, Antonia. I can just smell those candles now. I may investigate another 'little something,' minus the calories.

  3. I am a fan of honey and Winnie the Pooh :)


  4. My favourite teddy bear, is Pooh.


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