Darrell was in a complete state of flux when he checked our e-mails yesterday, as there was a very special one waiting for us, all the way from romantic and sunny Florida from our dear friend Christopher who emigrated there a couple of years ago after being very successfully adopted by our equally dear friend Dianne.
We have to say that the aforementioned romantic and sunny Florida really does suit Christopher, and Darrell was very envious of his glowing all American tan and extremely white teeth.
Christopher said that he loved all of his presents, but he especially loved his Marmite keyring …… he said that although he had embraced the American way of life, he still had a hankering for the spreading of Marmite on his toast in the morning, now and again …… peanut butter and jello was OK, but nothing, he said, really beats Marmite, as his savoury spread of choice! As Darrell so succinctly put it “You can take Christopher out of the UK , but you can’t take the Marmite hankering out of him!”
Christopher also included a picture of him after he had just finished the washing up on Christmas Day, showing us that the “typically English” tea towels we sent him last year were still going strong …. and were also a reminder of another great British delicacy, that he misses, bangers and mash ….. what he he like? He is almost as fond of his tum as we are!!! It was so lovely to hear from Christopher and we send a mahooooosive wave from across the pond to him ……. and have made a note to send him some “real” marmite comestibles in the near future to stave off his savoury pangs!