Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Taste of Home

Sometimes it's the little things...

like finding familiar things in a candy store
(or calling it a 'candy store' and not a 'lolly shop.'  Hey, is that Captain Crunch?)

and knowing what they'll taste like before I buy them
(yeah, some of those 'regular' sized candies are nearly $3, it's only a rare treat!)

and seeing foods that bring back childhood memories
(what!?! are those Pop Tarts over $3 for a two pack?? yes, yes they are.)

This lolly shop I 'discovered' on a work trip to Sydney.  It was bittersweet discovery.  While it was fun to see so many candies and foods from 'home', it made me miss so many other things.  And yes, for those that know me, I did end up teary-eyed.  I called 'home' and cried a bit... 

 Then, I wandered the shop, smiled at all the familiar sights, reminisced a bit, and walked away without buying a thing.  ...this time... 

What do you think you would miss?