Meet Fred. Fred is 30 years old and arrived safely at my house yesterday after a long air trip from England. For all my wonderful American friends, you wont know who Fred is. In England there is a company called Homepride, they started off making flour, now they make all types of food. Fred is their logo mascot and over the years that have made the most wonderful Fred memorabilia. In 1979, they made this, Fred the baking set.
His hat becomes a sieve:
In 1979, I received Fred from Father Christmas. I loved him them and I love him even more now. Every day I was mixing, stirring and baking, he was my best friend!! Middle oompa loompa loves to bake and I wanted to get him a little baking set all of his own. I couldn't find anything I really liked and then I remembered Fred. My little friend Fred, so I made a few phone calls, called in a few favours and we were set to go. Fred was coming to America!! And now here he is, back where he belongs in my kitchen. Although I have got to wrap him first and put him under the tree!!! I just had to tell you about him.
Whilst we are on the subject of packages and England, look what also arrived. My bits from the British Food Shop, mainly chocolate I might add!! I place an order with them once a year, just before Christmas. They do all the wonderful Cadburys chocolate tree decorations, chocolate coins, mince pies and lots of other yummy stuff. The downside, and there is a big downside, is it is frightfully expensive. There are some things that I really just can't bring myself to buy, I catch myself shouting at the computer...."$8, how can that be $8, in England that only costs 29p (50cents)!"