Raspberry and white chocolate frappacini in the sun at Cafe Nero, Peace Gardens Sheffield

Met a friend at Cafe Nero as we knew that we could get a seat in the sun.

I had a raspberry and white chocolate frappacini. It had no coffee in. Thinner consistency then milk shake; so more refreshing. Cool with all ice. Predominant taste is of sweetness;  if sucking cream drink from under the cream, but if concentrate can taste the white chocolate. If suck the cream get some of the raspberry syrup, so the raspberry flavour is syrupy raspberry rather than fresh refreshing raspberry taste.

National Pink Day UK 23rd June

Some interesting information about Pink in this link.

https://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-pink-day-june-23/In the U.K. The tradition is pink for baby girls and blue for boys. However, this article mention’s Jesus wearing pink. I have never fully accepted the pink for girls, because I have Belgium heritage and in Belgium it is blue for girls and pink for boys. It is blue for girls because that is the colour the Virgin Mary wore. 

During my lifetime, pink for girls had become bigger and bigger; probably commercialisation. I don’t like the connotations of pink; barbies and princess: pigeon holing baby girls from an early age. You go to buy baby clothes and the girls section is all pink. Once looking at baby vests the girls seemed boring and pale whereas, the boys had bright images on such as red tractors and yellow. A babies vest fit wise is neutral. So why, does there have to be boys and girl’s section with the pictures of vehicles  only in boys section; can girl’s not drive? The colour pink becomes associated with unnecessary stereotypes.

Pink can be seen as girly and weak. Although I have heard it said ‘real men wear pink’ men that know their strength and are not afraid to wear pink. Similarly women can wear pink to do all manner of jobs and it does not make them weak.

So time to celebrate; pink day for anyone who wants of either sex!

My Sunday Al Fesco Lunch featuring Young Drinking Coconut fron Vietnam

I was buying a medium salad from the deli bar from Morrisons which cost £2.50. I saw that for £3 you could get a meal deal including the medium salad, a snack and a drink; so I wandered over to see what was offer … amongst the bottle of drinks young drinking coconut caught my eye! I ate outside, I had just been planting on my table so you may notice bits of compost in pictures.

The young coconut came with instructions.

The instructions about finding eye with thumb was bit vague. I tried scratching around with thumb and pushing straw in but, that was not yielding so I poked a blunt knife and pushed down untill I saw milk. Then pushed straw in which by this stage was rather bent.

I don’t drink milk. I imagine coconut milk is more watery than normal milk. I would not quite describe taste as cocunutty. I’m not sure that fond of how it tastes. Last year in Cuba I liked pina cola lady’s with rum, so if I had run I would try, mixing with rum. I would probably have to try and get milk from cocunut into a glass to mix with run rather than run into cocunut with tiny hole …unless cut top half of cocunut off…

My salad included an onion bhaji, falafel, sweetcorn and coronation chicken rice ( coronation chicken was first created to be payable to a range of dignities at the meal at Buckingham Palace post Queen Elizabeth coronation).

I then ate a doughnut peach that I had brought home from the work’s fruit bowl. For the snack part of the meal deal, I had chosen a piece of red velvet cake, considering it must have been mass produced it was surprisingly noisy.

Next weekend in Sheffield (23-26th) Spoilt for choice 

Friday to Monday Dore Flower Festival 🌺 

Botanical gardens, Ecclesall Road outdoor theatre Secret Garden

Book on Heartbreak productions website.

Saturday 24th

Kelham Island Brewary Tour 🍺 

12.30 including pie and peas, samples of beer and interesting tour of brewary, explaining beer making process.

Oughtbridge Gala

A village on outskirts of Sheffield. Fun starts at 1pm.
Heeley Festival 🐷 🎶 

12-8. Centered round Heeley city farm, stalls and two music stages.

Hillsborough Churches together

1-4. Bouncy castle, stalls, Bollywood dancing. 

Including performance by Stannington brass band (who also play Sunday 25th) 

St Mary Community Centre, Bramall lane Summer Fete

Sunday 25th June

Chorus choir 
3pm. Performing rock 🎸 songs at the Octagon.

Kelham Island food market

12 – 4. Ball street Bridge.

Firth Park Festival

Stanington brass band

19.30 Knowles Road Chapel Stannington.


Breastfeeding celebration; winter gardens plus hats and elephant

Additionalky currently in the Winter Gardens: a pop up hat shop , the Arctic Monkey Elephant now resides here and the usual green art.

Head Turning: Untill 29th June Pop up Hat 🎩Shop in the Winter Gardens, Sheffield 

Hello again, to Arctic Monkey elephant🐘 in his new home in the Winter gardens.

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