Yesterday was Mothering Sunday in the UK, the UK's version of Mother's Day. My eldest said to me that I needed hugs and proceeded to hand me a bag of Hershey's hugs. He had gone to Fenwicks to see what the US candy supply was like.
Now I knew about Hershey's kisses but had not realised they did hugs as well. I suspect they have been in the US for awhile as it is always hit and miss with such things over here. Did some research and found they have been around since ack 1993! My only defence is that I have lived in the Uk for over 20 years.
Both boys kept saying later -- I need a hug. And my supply rapidly dwindled...My daughter was off riding...and some had to be kept for her.
And because of getting the candy, I have discovered that there is an online shop -- The Stateside Candy Co where I can get Hershey's kisses and hugs. Some of the other things are sort of -- oh no but bring back memories. For example, do I seriously miss poptarts or marshmallow fluff? It is good to know that these things exist but... On the other hand, the fact that they sell goldfish crackers...
Today marks the start of writing my next M&B Historical. I need to go for intensity of characterization so that there can be a buzz about the ms. My editor has not really explained what she means. All I can do is to control my writing and to try to make it even better. In the end all a writer can do is to control her writing.