Happy New Year! I was pleased to see the back of 2017 and am hoping for better things in 2018. As ever, I am delighted that anyone is reading my witterings so Thank You for dropping in.
The Mathematician has gone back to university but before she left us, she went to Paris for a few days. So grown up! She brought back a gift for her father and me: this very beautiful cardboard box.
Six perfect macarons were nestled within, encased in waxed paper. These refined and delicious morsels were utterly worthy of such a box. We cut them in half and shared them between us, swooning over each luxurious bite. We felt properly spoilt. Obviously, they deserved to be served on my best china, Royal Doulton's Sherbrooke, and here are three of them on a standard tea plate so that you can see just how small they were.
This little gift cost 18 euros, or £16, which seems an awful lot of money for six small macarons but of course, what it really bought was an experience, the opportunity to imagine that I inhabit a different sort of life and a beautiful box full of promise.
I know, I am ridiculous!
See you soon.
Love, Mrs Tiggywinkle x