Breakfast, Hugs and A Flag

13 Dec

Since our first visit to America some 40 years ago, I have loved their breakfast of waffles with maple syrup and crispy bacon. Now we have a waffle machine and I can make us that delicious breakfast!

These strange days when we aren’t allowed to hug – and we saw lots of friends yesterday in the market and delivering Christmas cards whom I wanted to hug   –  this turned up and says it all. In our heads and hearts, we are hugging with delight!

On our walk today, we saw an interesting flag comprising of several different flags. From the top left we identified the flag for Wales, then Scotland but what about the black and white stripy one? I think it’s the Breton flag. From the bottom left is Cornwall’s flag and the Isle of Man but the orange, white and green  one? Wikipedia tells me that it is the flag of Ivory Coast.  Seen from the other side, it would be green, white and orange, the flag of Ireland.  Should one read a flag from the pole? Puzzling. Can anyone help?  It would make sense for it to be Ireland, all the Celtic countries. Not sure about the swirly bit in the middle.


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12 responses to “Breakfast, Hugs and A Flag

  1. nrhatch

    December 20, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Love the depiction of virtual hugs!
    And waffles . . . yum!

  2. ladysighs

    December 14, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Sending you hugs ….. in exchange for waffles.

  3. Ark

    December 14, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Mmmm … while I will pass on the bacon the idea of a waffle maker is appealing. I must mention this to my crew.

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 14, 2020 at 12:58 pm

      The lovely Mr S also passes on the bacon. He has maple syrup, blueberries and creme fraiche on his! 🙂

      • Ark

        December 14, 2020 at 2:03 pm

        Well, good for Mr S!
        Even if one one is charged with ‘bringing home the bacon’, one does not actually have to bring home the bacon!

  4. John Roberts

    December 13, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    The Celtic Triskele, in the centre, derived from the Greek word “Triskeles,” meaning “three legs.” Other than the holy trinity, some suggest this design alludes life-death-rebirth or body-mind-spirit.
    My ear stud, which I wear daily, given to me by my daughter, Athene, 25 years ago, bears this symbol.

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 14, 2020 at 9:59 pm

      Thank you for this, John, very interesting. Lucky you to have such a significant and lovely present from your daughter. 🙂

  5. Hils Bryant

    December 13, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Is the swirly one the Isle of Man?

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 14, 2020 at 10:00 pm

      We wondered that too but their flag was there so…. John explains very clearly. 🙂

  6. utesmile

    December 13, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    I think this flag is as you say the Celtic counters, read form the pole. Ireland, yes and Brittany. The swirly bit in the middle is a Celtic sign. I bought a pendant like that in Scotland once for my sister and she is still wearing it. Interesting.

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 20, 2020 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you, yes, it’s a lovely Celtic sign. 🙂


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