Yesterday, VE day was such fun. We had a amazing time getting ready for afternoon tea with the family via zoom and then a family quiz. This week Harry Potter and Disney princess's. Their little faces as they interact with each other is a joy. I am so proud of each and every one of them.
The bunting came out...the children had made theirs using a union jack template and were waving a flag to greet us.
I made a Victoria sponge with fresh strawberries and cream alongside sausage rolls.
Ham sandwiches with a little home made pickle were our sandwich of choice. It was fun talking to the children about some of the shortages of the war and how lucky we are today.
A little mint added to the strawberry, made it smell divine. I must admit it was a little extravagant but tasted delicious.
We shared some of our experiences of Army life with them and showed our medals. It was a great few hours spent together, I must admit I do feel blessed to be able to have done that. The wonders of technology once again. The crochet sheep I use with the teapot and is a wonderful addition to our afternoon tea table. It was a gift from a blogger friend and such a great reminder of another aspect of technology, we have never met and yet have formed a wonderful friendship.
The poem that I have added to my journal is this:
A joyous word,
A word laden with loss.
A word for brave men coming home,
A word for brave men who don't.
Victory, is a mood, a promise,
Victory is mothers grieving lost children.
Victory is sacrifice we will never forget.
Celebrate victory, celebrate them.
Celebrate us, and the victories to come.
The Tesco delivery was a huge success and for that I am very thankful. There were a couple of substitutes, mainly fish but all was good. I would have preferred to have had the delivery a little earlier but in the grand scheme of things I am so very thankful that I had a delivery slot. It arrived at 10pm. I have already booked my next slot and put in another order and I do feel blessed. I do need to plan ahead of times a little more but in the grand scheme of things it is going well.
Hope all is well with you. Did you join in any of your local VE day celebrations?
Take care and stay safe.
See you soon.