All is not lost….

No, all is not lost. Two bits of good news!  For me anyway!

Guess where The Golfer’s off to this morning?

Easing of restrictions means he’s a very Happy  Chappy.  He cleaned his balls and his clubs yesterday and laid out his clothes last night.  Doesn’t matter it’s going to be cold first thing (overnight temp forecast 4c!) and the last time he played he wore shorts and polo shirt.  Eager?   You bet!


I went to the supermarket the other day…..and there they were.

 Nestled together on the shelves

I’d show you the ones I brought home but they were too irresistible to leave alone

These are from another year – I’m sure you’ll agree they are delightful

Little rays of sunshine – Soft and plump and juicy

The sight of these is enough to put a smile on anyone’s face 😎

Absolutely perfect 🙂

In the shops now – Imperial mandarins – my favourite ray of sunshine during winter in Melbourne.


Did you know – (I read this somewhere but can’t find the source)
Mandarins originated from southern China and were named after the Chinese officials of the Imperial court ‘the Mandarins’ who used the fruit for various medicinal purposes.

Imperial mandarins are the first domestic mandarin variety to be harvested each year, picked April through to May. Imperials are refreshing and exuberantly orange in colour and are one of only a handful of popular varieties that originated here in Australia. The variety was first recognised in Sydney in 1890 and has since become the most popular mandarin on the market due to that sweet ‘everybody loves’ flavour. The easy to peel skin and minimal seeds, makes them a family favourite, great for snacks and school lunches.  source

Fat free, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, they are an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of vitamin A  source

I prefer mandarins to oranges – What fruits do you enjoy more than others?s

13 Replies to “All is not lost….”

  1. Well your husband will certainly be happy to get out and play golf. I went to the grocery store this morning and it was really early but am still scared of this virus. Our campgound is opening tomorrow but the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick border is not opened. It is still cold so not worried about it. I love oranges and they also are good in Vitamin C. Stay well


  2. Very glad that your husband can play his beloved golf again.
    I much prefer mandarins…we have a tree on thr finca and I have planted more…but which variety of mandarin they are i do not know. I just welcome their appearance!


  3. Anything that is easy to hand peel is my favourite, so mandarin it is v orange…

    aha the Golf lark…well at least you now have some time back for you.


  4. Definitely mandarins over oranges.
    I like most fruit with two exceptions. Pears cause my mouth to swell dramatically and I think that dragon fruit are tasteless and overrated.
    I hope that both the golfer and you enjoy his day out.


  5. I’ve been eating Imperials for a couple of weeks. I don’t eat oranges. They are too much hard work and messy.


  6. We eat through bags of these as they are widely available right now. The first of the season come to us from Morocco. Now the ones are from California. They are marketed here as “Cuties” complete with a little sticker, making them irresistible to kids.


  7. I love all citrus fruit. I juice oranges every morning…and during this time of the year, I add lemons and grapefruit…and at times, limes to the juicing. (I’ve just written about my love of citrus, actually). I buy oranges by the bag…usually two bags every time I visit the supermarket.

    I love mandarins and have been buying loads of them, and feasting on them daily lately… I’ve always loved citrus fruit.


  8. Mandarins are my favourite as well
    I have a small tree in a pot and every year I’ve had a half a dozen or so. I’m thinking it needs to go into the ground but I mainly have it for looks rather than the fruit it bears
    It was cold today. But what a glorious sunny day if you can stay inside and look at the sun without having to brave the cool air
    Hopefully more restrictions will ease soon


  9. Hi Cathy, I join you in a love of mandarins. We have a tree and guard it fiercely from the birds, who also love them.
    Happy golfing days ahead for your hubby!
    I expect lots of Fishing will be done too throughout our state.
    Cheers and all the best… oooh the chilly nights have hit haven’t they, lovely sunny days though! xx


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