Family Travel Guide: Swansea Bay, Gower and Mumbles, …

Hiraeth. (n.) a homesickness for a home to …

View Post

Coastal Adventures: Exploring the Stunning Yorkshire Coast

Would I like to share my favourite parts …

View Post

The Malverns: A Dog and Family Friendly Weekend …

From our ivy-framed hotel bay window Narnia style …

View Post

Tuscan Mommas: Villa Le Capanne

Sometimes Mums need to escape, to let their …

View Post

Day in the life of a Luxury Ski …

Recently I stayed in Morzine with TG Ski, …

View Post
Dinosnores at the Natural History Museum and the Airbnb Base Camp Experience, London

Dino Snores & Airbnb at the Natural History Museum

If your family has contemplated travelling down to …

View Post
A stay at Boggle Hole Youth Hostel, near Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire, UK

Ahoy Me Hearties. 21 Smuggle into Boggle Hole Youth …

Boggle Hole YHA is an absolute dream of …

View Post
Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere, England's Lake District

A Romantic Getaway: Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere, Lake District

I will never forget running straight up to …

View Post

Little legacy #6 Darts

Joan Didion in 'My Year of Magical Thinking' refers to 'vortexes'.
Those moments when something in the present triggers memories of the
past.

Me and Miss L went to a blogger's event at Manchester's fabulous The
Lowry, last week. We sat in the Lowry outlet mall beforehand, Miss L
refusing to eat because she was fascinated by the men throwing 'mini
arrows' on the TV screens.

As I explained the rules of darts, it took me into a vortex, right back to Sunday afternoons with my paternal grandma and grandad.

A fine spread of triangle sandwiches, tomatoes and lettuce from the garden, homemade quiche, victoria sponge and fairy cakes washed down with tea or lemonade in china teacups.

My Grandma ran the colliery canteen and my Grandad ran a dairy and was a keen gardener, so food was important to them.

In complete contrast to the dainty spread, we always watched wrestling or darts on the telly.

Three little legacies here, the value of simple, homecooked food using the best ingredients. The value of proper teacups. And a reminder of my working class roots.

Bullseye.

Have you had a vortex moment recently?

For more info on linking a post to Little Legacy see the tab above, companions on the journey are always made very welcome. Or leave a comment and tell me about the little legacies you have been thinking about. Have a lovely week.

@AResidence

Share:

I'd love to know your thoughts!