Monday, February 15, 2010

Riddle answered

Hmm, so I am, indeed, alone in my Pudding Dog thing. I phoned my mother this morning to find out if, perhaps, I had just made that name up, but, no, it is something from my childhood, we always called them that. Dalmations - they look like they're covered in raisins, like Spotted Dick Pudding. Speaking of which, who on earth thought of naming a pudding with such an absurd name? Perhaps that's just my inner 10-year old boy speaking, though.

I googled it, to check, and we are not alone in this, although the reference seems to be to fruit pudding rather. Interestingly, on googling, my blog post on the Pudding Dog came up. I didn’t realise these blogs went into google searches…

Anyway, I’m back from a wonderful weekend involving champagne tasting, beautiful winelands, and the feeling of being a child pretending to be a grown-up in a very smart hotel. We brought all the mini bottles of bubble bath and tiny soaps back. I fear I will never be comfortable in those over-the-top five star-type places. Although, admittedly, the ENORMOUS bed that swallowed us for the night was extremely pleasant!

And then we breakfasted amongst the red-clad couples, the waiters with cardboard hearts pinned to their chests, sweet sentiment abounded. The whole Valentine's thing has never really held much esteem in my eyes. If it's real, it's everday. And, pleasingly, this is.


Angela said...

Hopefully for the next 40 years, as it was and is with us. It`s easy, if you just keep on loving. What`s a weekend in a five-star hotel compared to a lifetime of shared laughter and work and dreams and joy. All the best to you, my dear!

Mud in the City said...

Thanks for the enlightenment!

Afraid I held a 1 woman Valentine's boycott. Not entirely sure that anyone noticed, but hey ho!

Anonymous said...

About the google search thing - you can use google analytics and find out the weird and wonderful search terms that people have used when finding your blog... trust me some will be more bizarre than you ever imagined.

Shiny said...

Angela - thank you! I do, indeed, hope to keep on loving!

Mud - I am with you on Valentine's Day, you were not alone! There were no schmaltzy cards or such here either.

Anon1 - wow, I'm looking into that - a bit technologically-challenged, but I think I've got

Anon2 - urm... thank you?