“. . . [A] well-placed question mark can be the difference between bliss and disaster, and a deeply respected period or a cleverly inserted ellipsis can prevent all kinds of exclamations.”
― David Levithan, The Lover’s Dictionary
The art of conversation is a hard skill to master. Stringing words together in the right way and releasing them at the right time seems perfectly easy until you encounter a problem. Your decision about where to place the question mark makes or breaks a conversation.
How do you remedy a misplaced question mark?
How frequently are you allowed to use it?
When does a caring question mark become a pester?
February 6 is Waitangi day in New Zealand and the weather was apparently extremely nice in Auckland (sunny 25°C). I’m sitting here in a sulk because I can see snow flurries outside my window and the temperature is hovering around 0°C. Instead of donning my sunnies and a pair of jandals at the beach, I’m wrapped up in a blanket with a hot cuppa in hand and my favourite Kiwi tracks playing in the background. My urge to go basking in the sun keeps getting stronger with every picture I see of people enjoying summer in New Zealand. I sigh when I look down at my fingers as I type because the lovely suntan I had acquired during my trip back there last December is getting lighter already. Plus, those pictures got me craving for things I cannot get over here. Here’s a list of 10 things I consider absolutely scrumptious and crave from time to time. These are a must-try for adventurous eaters visiting NZ.
Here it is, in no particular order:
- Whittaker’s Peanut Slab
- Griffin’s Squiggles Hokey Pokey Biscuits
- Cadbury’s Caramel Chocolate Bar
- Bluebird’s Burger Rings
- Pascall’s Pineapple Lumps
- Fish and Chips with Watties Tomato Sauce
- Steak and Cheese Pie
- Feijoas (It’s a fruit)
- L&P Drink
- Flat White Coffee
So. hungry. right. now.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the food here in Switzerland. It’s just that every once in a while I get the cravings for these mostly unhealthy but totes yummy things that I grew up with.
If you’re an ice cream person, you might want to give the Hokey pokey flavour a try. I personally love anything from the Killinchy Gold range, especially the maple syrup and walnut flavoured ice cream.
Anyway, here’s a clip of my favourite song by Kiwi band Six60 entitled Forever below.
What’s your favorite foodstuffs from NZ? Please let me know in the comments section 🙂