Saturday, 28 January 2023

Delights!


 Another one from Hokitika, this time an old worldly lollie shop we found. C (my youngest son) and R (my daughter) were happy to buy some of their old favourites from there but personally I've seen better selections in a similar shop in Arrowtown (Queenstown).




So this week while we are sweltering in hot summer temperatures and the local council has put in place water restrictions, Auckland and Northland have been declared a state of emergency due to flooding and heavy rain. It's almost like the North and South Islands have swapped climates.

Linking up with Weekend reflections and the Weekend roundup.

12 comments:

Bill said...

We see some candies and other items we had years ago and they bring back memories.

roentare said...

I cannot believe northland is having a flood emergency too

William Kendall said...

Some very odd names.

gz said...

It is getting worrying..we are getting nearer to our time up North....will we be able to go?!

Sharon said...

I bet I could find something I'd like in there. It wouldn't be some of those pictured. I heard about the flooding on the news tonight. And, I got my hair cut today and my beautician said he was going to New Zealand for two weeks in late February.

Iris Flavia said...

Weather is crazy.
Well, that shop I could pass by easily. But next time I´m in the city I plan falling for Mexican food.

Andy said...

Count me in. I have a sweet tooth.

local alien said...

What a selection of lollies. Just give me pineapple lumps and liquorice all-sorts!!
Seen the flooding up north on tv. Incredible how much rain is still falling

Tom said...

...we once had a store, Spencers the sold these DELIGHTS!

James said...

I would have liked that shop when I was a kid.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Not many of these types of shops left Amy. Crazy weather around the world Have a great week ahead.

Graham Edwards said...

Shops with "old" sweets have been popular in the UK for a long time but, unfortunately, as someone who is old enough to remember the old sweets many are mere shadows of the old ones (which probably contained substances banned in food long ago.).

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