All’s Well That Ends Well To End Up With You

Fandango has given us an assignment:

Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, will be to post a story, a poem, an image, an interpretation of what the expression means to you, or to do whatever it is that you want to do based upon the daily adage. Today’s adage is:

All’s well that ends well

wellsWell…at first I was not sure what to do with today’s adage. I have been out all day and I am not feeling very creative this evening. I just want to crawl to bed and rest my painful head. Major headache raging all day!

However…I want to waffle for a little bit about what I think this adage means to me. I guess when I hear this expression, or use it, I define it as being willing to put up with a lot so long as the end result is good.

In fact, along the journey there can be bumps and scrapes and hardships. But when you reach the wonderful destination you have been journeying towards, well, the memory of the difficulties seem to melt away.

wellI have felt that way with Jack in recent months. It’s been a very rocky ride, there was a lot of pain and sadness along the way. However now…what a complete reverse in our situation! All the trouble seems to have faded into insignificance. All that matters now is the wonderful ending.

Do I think that everything that happened along the way was necessary to get us to where we are today? Nope! But nonetheless, now that we have reached an ending that we both longed for and worried might never happen, the challenges we faced are less provoking. We are at peace with what happened along the awful journey to get here.

One of the lines I picked up on in a popular song from last year, was “all’s well that ends well to end up with you“. It really struck a chord with me. I never imagined that things would work out so wonderfully well. I don’t mind too much what happens in the future. A weight has been lifted from my heart. Despite the hardships, it has all ended up well!


This was my response to today’s FANDANGO’S FEBRUARY EXPRESSIONS





You receive an invitation to the wedding of a friend. The reception will be at an expensive venue. You realize that they will be expecting guests to buy a gift from their wedding list. When you look at the gifts, they are all well beyond your budget.



What is THE CARAMEL CRUNCH? Well, it’s all about decisions. When it comes to THE CRUNCH what would you do?

One of the definitions of the word CRUNCH is:

a crucial point or situation

 – generally involving a decision with weighty consequences

  • Your response can be a quickie. Please feel free to send a comment to say what you would do, and if you have time or are inclined, please feel free to explain your decision.
  • If you would like to create a post with a longer explanation of your decision, please pingback to THE CARAMEL CRUNCH post. (Or copy and paste a link to your post in the comments section – please feel free.)

If you know anything about CRUSHED CARAMEL, you will probably realize I am a gentle soul, so my questions are not supposed to be terrifying! What I am hoping for really is to see a variety of responses. Afterall, it’s pretty obvious that WordPress bloggers are from a huge variety of backgrounds and cultures. It would be fascinating to learn more about how we as individuals make decisions.

Some of the questions I am going to ask are questions I have discussed with friends when we have been having coffee or dinner. I often find there is no clear right or wrong. It can be so much a matter of our individual experiences and outlook. I find it fascinating how very different some of us are when it comes to decision making.

We all have different outlooks, and may make different decisions. I am really looking forward to learning WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

One Way Street, Decisions, Opportunity



Love In Winter

wintryBee, the creator of The Bee Writes…, is hosting a music festival, which I have to say, is pretty darn tootin cool! Don’t you think! By the looks of things her themes for this month long festival are going to rival Glastonbury!

So today is the first day, and as there is still quite a chill in the air, it seems appropriate that today’s theme is:

Find a song about love in Winter

This is Bee’s post for today’s LOVE IS IN DA BLOG Music Festival, where you can find a line up of songs from other blogger’s on today’s theme:

Check out Bee’s post below for a list of the themes (a lot of love going on as you can see!) in the post below:

My choice is perhaps not so much about love in winter, however, the video below for this gorgeous song is very wintry. I could not resist choosing it as it contains so much cuteness. Surely it makes you want to be in love with someone in the snow! And snuggling up warm after a day on the slopes.

I Am Sure She Will See Why We Are Laughing

Notebook, Desk, Work, Office, BusinessThere was a lot of upset in recent weeks or months about unkind / cruel comments the the media and social media have propagated about certain well known figures. But this post is not about that. I know from my own personal experience how unkind random strangers can be. It’s horrid.

But at times, there is some humour in what is said, and I don’t think anyone is being directly unkind about an individual. Take a huge name in the music industry. She has recently released a clothing line I believe. In addition, apparently she has been sending mobile wardrobes to other well known actors, musicians and the like containing a range of garments from the new range.

But here in England, this has met with some amusement. One of the largest supermarket chains in the country have a uniform which is not dissimilar from the new range. I have no idea the name of the range, and please don’t ask me to google it. However, I do my shopping at Sainsburys almost every week.

Anyway…lots of people have been showing me the very funny pictures of Beyonce photos doctored to make her look like she is working on the check-out in Sainsburys supermarket. I hope she is taking it in good humour. It’s not supposed to be cruel, I am sure. But it is giving Sainsbury’s staff and customers a giggle.

What makes me smile is the thought of a whole fleet of other celebrities jumping on the bandwagon and running around in maroon and orange looking like they are going to be late for their shift at Sainsburys.

While I would always condemn the kind of personal malicious comments that people direct towards other humans (celebrities or not), I laughed my socks off seeing the exchange on Twitter from some Sainsbury’s social media administrator who totally rocked the subject of celebrities choosing to don their uniform.

ceebsI was thinking about this recently. Is it a working class thing? Or a British thing? The opportunity to make fun of the whole concept of celebrities is hard to resist. I don’t like cruelty. But neither do I like individuals being treated like they are on some elevated platform to the rest of mankind.

Some of Jack’s “fans” are bizarre. I’m not sure what they are thinking when they make comments on his social media accounts. Fortunately, most of the comments are not unkind, but they are weird! It’s not balanced. I feel uncomfortable seeing what strangers want to say to him. There is a woman out there who makes it pretty clear she wants to have Jack’s babies. Anyway…that’s a subject for another post.

Beyonce can survive people being amused by the likeness of her fashion range to the Sainsburys staff uniforms. She’s a survivor!