Verb: Think deeply about something; meditate or reflect.
My mother and I often misused words we found funny. ‘Fructify’ was used as an expletive in extremely trying situations which had nothing to do with fruitfulness or productivity. ‘Cogitate’ was what she told me to do to cure constipation; quiet time on the toilet with a nice book until the problem went away.
I’ve been cogitating much of late on the subjects of luck and angels. Both seem recurring leitmotifs in my life. My cup runneth over, really; I am eager to give thanks and the only way I know to do this is to feed people.
I recently won a prize from Tandy for my entry in her Come Dine With Me challenge; a beautiful piece of cake jewellery from her sister’s company Stylish Celebrations. My dazzling little angel is a hit atop my dessert cake every time I use it as a decoration. Thank you Tandy and Kerry.
And to thank the barman who helped us getting Fritzl back home, I thought a rich chocolate cake would be a small token of my family’s deep appreciation. No, I’m not going to tell you if the decorations are real dog biscuits …
We’re all kissed by angels but some of us never think to pucker.