Saturday, 25 July 2009
In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll ‘the rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday – but never jam to-day.’ But here at Pomona’s cottage we do have jam today, lovely cherry jam to eat on our scones – and it is a pot of our newly-made cherry jam made even more delightful by the addition of an absolutely beautiful little embroidered cover. I was sent this in the post by the kind (and very talented) Mrs B, also known as one half of The Two Scrumptious Ladies.
Mrs B, you have made my day! I came home stricken with maternal grief because I had put Princess Bunchy (my smallest baby) on the train – she is off on an adventure for a whole week, and my little fledgling has never been away that long before. So a little surprise in the post went a long way towards assuaging my tears.
It also provided me with another opportunity for a post to be labelled ‘presents’. As the small boy says in Dylan Thomas’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales, ‘Get back to the Presents!’ And I second that.