A new and hopefully quieter week has begun.
We had a great time with my sister on Saturday. The girls were very excited to see her, and VERY excited to see all the 'candy'. I must admit that I am now so terrified of flying that I nearly shed a tear when I saw the word "Arrived" beside Carolin's flight number on the arrivals board. My mother was worried about terrorist attacks and muggings while overseas, I was just worried about the international flights...something about flying over water that is very alarming (to me anyway)!
Note to self: must stop watching Air Crash Investigation.
We all got a couple of t-shirts each as presents - Audrey got a very cute one of a person being chased by a bear with the slogan "Canadian fast food". Wish they had an adult size version of that one. I got a nice Harvard t-shirt so I can pretend I've been there.
The first thing we did when Carolin got home was open up the all the bags of 'Candy'. And I have to say - and I'm sorry to offend my American friends - we didn't like most of it. Funny how people in different places like and dislike different things (vegemite is a perfect example).
We tried Candy Corn - Emma was very excited to try it after seeing it on Wow Wow Wubzy. None of us are particularly fussed with that - its a bit too sweet. We also sampled Hershey kisses - again not great. For my Australian readers they taste like easter egg chocolate - a bit sweet and not creamy like Cadbury chocolate. And for the last clanger - I even didn't like Reeses peanut butter cups which I have heard other people rave about. I actually had to spit that one out as it tasted salty as well (I am on a strict no salt diet due to my Menieres). Carolin didn't bring back any Reeses Pieces which I have also heard people rave about. Who is Reese? And what is so good about his piece???
Now I hope I haven't offended anyone too much. Please feel free to tell me if I just haven't tasted the RIGHT candy to make a judgement! For what it is worth I have heard that you guys do REALLY good ice cream in the US. And we did enjoy the lollies in the shape of eye balls and severed toes and noses - that was fun.
So, what is your favourite 'candy'. What should we have tasted? And as Australians what should we be recommending to our overseas guests?