Today's post is to encourage you to take pictures. Your mind's eye can do a great job recalling your grandmother's kitchen, but it could always use a little help "bringing to life" smaller moments.
When I was in London (swirling from jet lag), my husband and I went to Fortnum & Mason for a little shopping and dinner. My rationale was that we were too tired for a formal meal, but that we couldn't fail heading over to the Piccadilly Circus area to shop at Fortnum & Mason and have dinner in one of their many dining rooms. I was right! Dinner was delish and the store was full of everything I love - dishes, stationary, linens.
And on the first floor, among the displays of tea, jams and biscuits, was a large candy counter. This display (behind glass) of homemade marshmallows made my mouth water. And lucky thing for me, they had samples!
I tried a raspberry marshmallow (yum!), shown on the pedestal stand in the back center of this photo. It was delicious and I remember it all the more because I took this picture as it was melting in my mouth. Whether you are sampling candy in a new city or sharing a cupcake with an old friend - take a picture. The beauty of the moment will be with you forever.