20.3.12

Canoodling + Fresh Breath


Wouldn't it be marvellous if we could revive that rather quaint custom of the courting candle?



Courting candles were a wax curfew of sorts. The man of the house would use the candle when a suitor came calling for his daughter. The candle would be lit and placed in the parlour (or wherever the covert candoodling....I mean conversation would occur) and when the candle burned down to the metal at the top of the holder, it marked the time for the suitor to promptly up and leave.

I doubt very much that the young 'uns of today would adhere to the alarm of a candle. In fact, I would put my money on them misreading the use of the candle completely!

Canoodling of any kind would be greatly impaired by foul breath. I therefore recommend these mint-some lovelies from Peppersmith:



Handsomely packaged and flavoured with made with fine English mint and much thought, Peppersmith have a nice capsule collection of gums and mints



I am looking forward to their Fish & Chip flavoured offering with much curiosity.... Do take a moment to read about them {HERE}

7 comments:

  1. Fish and chip flavored mints? eeee, do tell us how they are! I love the idea of that candle - this is the first I've heard of it but it makes a lot of sense <3

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    1. I wonder how courting couples dealt with the candle back then! Hey that is another thing....COURTING...it sounds much better than DATING!

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  2. This sounds really interesting, will check them out, as I hate the aspartame and other junk that seems to pop up in chewing gum these days!! Love the candle holder too :) x

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  3. Haha. So hilarious. I adore your humour and good spirit. Off to find some courting candles;-)

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    1. I am so glad that you do. I think most take me seriously which is a great cause for concern. I mean Fish and Chips....come on! ahahahahaha

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  4. i've never heard of this before, i don't think it's going to be making a revival any time soon. oh man, where can i buy these mints? i need that packaging

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  5. ah i see how on their site, shame i'd have to pay £8.10 for them

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