Of all the simple pleasures in life, nothing brings more contentment than that favourite dessert of your childhood. For me, the dessert that takes me to that happy place is vanilla ice cream, canned lychees and a good couple of tablespoons of the syrup from the can.
My childhood consumption of lychees and ice cream was a strictly after dinner, at the dining table experience. The number of lychees in the can were divided equally among my brothers and I. My mother also kept a watchful eye on me to make sure I didn't tip all the syrup into my bowl and over my brothers in regard to just how many scoops of ice cream they balanced in their bowls.
At SSG Manor, there are no such rules. The best time for eating lychees and ice cream is any time in the evening after a particularly harrowing day. For maximum therapeutic effect, I eat mine from the sofa and recline to watch the television whenever the need takes me. I do, however, walk my dirty cutlery to the dishwasher at the first available ad break rather than leaving things to get sticky on the coffee table over night.
Can you believe that we're heading into February this week? Already. January just seemed to go by with a snap of time's super fast fingers. The newspaper is getting thicker with the return of its regular supplements and holiday programming seems to be tapering off on the free to air television channels.
The Good Wife has returned to Channel Ten. I've been a responsible citizen and not downloaded anything off the net or googled for spoilers - but I have been on Ten's website catching up on the double episode I missed last week. Thanks again, twitter for the heads up.
It all sounds very exciting for Alicia this season though. Things with her husband may be about to change dramatically and she also finds herself working longer hours with Will. It may take the whole season (or longer) for the 3 of them to open their lines of communication with each other and to stop messing with each others' minds but rest assured, I'll be there for every wistful camera close up.
In the mean time, there is Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) to keep me entertained.