Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Apple and Honey

It’s tradition. Pass round the apple and honey at the time of the Jewish New Year for a fruitful and sweet year to come.

Every year I chop up apple, pour out honey and wonder if it can possibly make a difference. I know that eating apple dipped in honey can’t change my future life but it can change the way I view life in general. It makes me think of that lovely holiday in Bruges, those atmospheric early morning walks with the dog, that morning coffee and chat with a good friend. This has not been the easiest of years but it has been a fruitful one and there have been sweet times. My beautiful new grandson was born. I had my children’s history book accepted for publication. I’ve make a lot of lovely new blog friends.

The sun will be setting in a few hours time. I’ll soon be getting out the pot of honey and selecting the rosiest of apples, only this year I’ll peel them and chop them into thin pieces so Rod can manage them, and together we’ll look forward to a year that’s not only fruitful and sweet but full of good health too.

Happy new year  


19 comments:

  1. Wishing you and yours a sweet and happy year

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  2. Just sat reading this and past posts. Fascinating stuff. Much of your life mirrors mine and my wife's. All good stuff, good luck, will be back.

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  3. Hi Rosalind,

    Thanks for the comment on my blog. It's good to know that perhaps one day this teacher too may become published!(well I am published but only a short story, I mean a whole book all to myself!)

    Give your husband my good wishes and may this year be fruitful and sweet. x

    p.s. stay away from Bejeweled!

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  4. And a happy New Year to you, I hope it makes you smile, laugh and most importantly makes your Rod better.
    As always, licks from our two sets of posh paws and fluffy hugs from me! x

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  5. Oh, Happy New Year to you and all of your loved ones, Ros!
    Love, Pippa

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  6. Wishing you and Rod (and Josh, of course)a happy and Healthy New Year
    All our love
    Val, Manny and Fat Cat

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  7. Thanks Keren and a sweet new year to you too.

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  8. Hi Ken, Thanks for the comment. I'm intrigued. I will visit your blog again and look for the said similarities!

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  9. Thanks Mandy and yes I'm keeping away form Bejewelled!

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  10. Hi Pauline, thanks and Josh sends licks back.

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  11. Thanks Pippa, hope to see you on the park very soon.

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  12. Hi Val and Manny, how lovely to hear from you and thank you so much for your wishes.

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  13. Ros,
    I wish you and Rod a very healthy, happy and sweet year and lots of 'naches' from your grandson.
    You are so right to pick out and remember all the bright spots in the year so you don't feel overwhelmed by the difficult times.
    Now Rod is home and on the mend and I pray that things will only get better througout the coming year.
    Ann

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  14. What a lovely ritual Rosalind. So happy new year to you and Rod, I wish you both all good things for the coming year.

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  15. I hope you have the best year ever to wash away all the bad things that have happened.

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  16. Thanks, Ann and I wish you all a happy new year too.

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  17. Hi Barbara, yes it is a lovely ritual especially as this is also harvest festival time for many people and so it can cross faiths.

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  18. Thanks, Sarah, it would be good to leave some of this heartache behind me.

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  19. Julie Bradshaw18 Sep 2010, 06:46:00

    What a lovely new year custom... and a good idea for all those harvest services and assemblies coming up! Glad to hear positive progress for Rod. hope this year contains much that is sweet and fruitful.

    Julie

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