Highs, lows and Lindt

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Lindt chocolates

It's been a time of highs and lows of late; the higher the highs seem to get, the lower the lows seem to plummet in a strange balancing act. To say I've been kept busy recently is an understatement but as I mentioned before it's mostly of my own doing. I have been having so much fun going out and about in the summer sunshine and learning some new skills (which I might be telling you about soon, we'll see).

Then on the other hand my Grandma passed away at the weekend after a relatively sharp decline in health. In typical Sophie fashion I am ever the realist. My poor grandmother had been in a care home due to frailty, dementia and had been getting ever more depressed, all she wanted was to pass away in her sleep and I am relieved she is now at peace.

Back in January I wrote about how attending a funeral gave me food for thought and I've tried to be a bit nicer in general, kinder to people and more generous with my words and actions. It costs nothing to be a nice person and a simple smile or a quick word with people can make you feel like you've done a good deed, I know it's always great when you receive them too. If I'm thinking something then it's good to share that thought; maybe somebody doesn't realise they look extra lovely that day or that something they've said has really cheered you up.

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With Fathers day just a couple of days away I hope that my Dad has good cause to smile with a card and a fabulous selection of Lindt  goodies. In fact, I'm loathed to part with them at all. Maybe he'll share? They do sound absolutely scrummy.

I heard something on the news about how social media can be a bit of a bad idea if you're feeling down. I suppose it depends what circles you hang out in but I've always found Twitter to be pretty uplifting and inspiring or at the very least distracting. If you don't already follow me, I'm @sophieintsticks. I'd love you to tweet me a hello! I love to find new people to follow with similar interests, good humour, locally based or just sweet, interesting people. It's amazing what you can learn from others about yourself. Am I getting soppy?


I was gifted the new range Lindt chocolates to give to my Dad for Fathers Day

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  1. So sorry to hear about your Grandma - I hope you're okay. It's very true that you look for the positives at times like these and you seem to have a wonderful approach.

    Oh, and those chocolates just look tasty - I've just started a healthy kick so am of course craving sugar!

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

  2. Sorry to hear about your Grandma. I try to avoid social media when I'm at my most down, because I don't like to be one of those people who just look as though they moan all of the time.

  3. Sorry about your Grandma, but a pragmatic view is good in the case of dementia-it was similar when my Grandma died though devastating for my Grandpa.
    I like Lindt-Mmmmm! Not going to be ding Twittering anytime soon as blogging is already too much of a sap on my time x

  4. So sorry about your grandma, hope you and your family are okay! This is such a good idea for father's day, dads can be so tricky to buy for!

    Salted Roses // UK Fashion Blog

  5. Sophie, I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma, there really is no one quite like a Grandma, I know you'll miss her but I hope you take comfort in the fact that she was poorly and ready to go. She's in a much better place now - happy and looking out for you (now I'm getting soppy!)

    Kindness really doesn't take a moment and it breeds more kindness, it's a good habit to get into.

    And Hello, my name is Cookies and Cream, I'd like to get to know you better!

    Let's meet up again soon x

  6. Sophie so sorry to hear about your Grandma, hope you are ok.

    I adore Lindt chocolate since being gluten free I have been buying Kinnerton, dairy free, nut free, egg free and gluten free...lol I acutally wonder whats in it ha ha But its lovely and its a lot lower in fat and calories than most chocolate.


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