Sweet, or soft?

Updated again (more haste less speed)…

I’m posting a couple of pictures today, as a vehicle for telling you I’m going to hibernate from blogging  – and reading other bloggers’ words – for the next two weeks or so. I have a big editing job to tackle, with a deadline of 6 November. And then I’ll need to recover!

I may post a few more pictures that have tickled my fancy when I’m weary, or panicking, or stuck (it’s my own work, 90,00 words of fiction that need reducing by at least 10,000 words and honing till … well, till it’s the best I can make it) .

Here you go.

Where else but in a Swedish (or maybe Dutch?) supermarket do you think you’d find these… look closely

Liquorice and apple peace sweets in a supermarket pick-and-mix in Uppsala, in Sweden

Apparently the peace/CND symbol on these isn’t visible to all so here’s the featured banner picture in case you didn’t see that:

For those of you who don’t know, sweet/salt liquorice is very popular in some parts of continental Europe. The taste ranges from really salty (mouth puckeringly so) to really sweet and if you have high blood pressure steer well clear.

The cushions in the lobby of our hotel in Uppsala: as ‘seer1969’ points out, they missed a bit of the symbol off but the intention was peaceful I’m sure 🙂 And check out those bikes – a Mercedes cushion? Nie danke 😉

Bye for now.


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7 Responses to Sweet, or soft?

  1. seer1969 says:

    Hmm, a Mercedes cushion, where could that possibly be? The sweets just look like blobby coins, but the pairing of liquorice and apple is un-British!

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  2. Ann says:

    Guessing the editing maybe was the long listed manuscript.

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    • Spot on! Shame the fallen-upon wrist is still hurting… sigh. But, onwards! Not desperately hopeful – the listing was a real surprise – but want to give it a better shot than the current version would be 😉


  3. jilldennison says:

    The liquorice makes for a most interesting picture, but I believe I will pass on the actual sampling.

    Good luck trimming 10,000 words, my friend. Let me know when your work is published, for I want to be first in line to purchase!!! Don’t work yourself too hard … take a bit of time for Mary each day.

    Love ‘n hugs!!!

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