Sunday, May 06, 2012

Sian's Story Telling Sunday

 March 2012

Is there anything in particular you do today that takes to right back to your childhood?

I have a few such memories and one of them I'll be sharing with you today as part of 

Subject: My Dad and Doughnuts

Mum and Dad came for tea and brought doughnuts with them Custard ones and Jam ones. 
After tea Dad offers *his* doughnuts and said to the boys,

"Can YOU eat a doughnut WITHOUT licking your lips" 

(I have to smile because I don't think my dad can eat a doughnut without saying that.)

And so it begins.........

(apologises for the out of focus photo)
  There was many a time when we would all (mum dad sisters and brother) sit around the table *trying* to eat a doughnut without licking our lips. Watching each other intently, laughing, accusing....it is almost impossible. 
Dad always reckoned he won.
(it's ok he doesn't read my blog!)
Clearly he struggled too.

So my question to you is......

Can you eat a doughnut without licking your lips?

Thank you for stopping by, if you pop across to Sian there will be plenty more stories to read.

28 comments:

  1. Used to love doing this - haven't had a doughnut for years. Can still remember the ticklish feeling :0)

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  2. I'm not sure I could manage that, the urge to lick would be unbearable (may have to buy some later to test the theory I think...)

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  3. This is a great story and it took me right back to my childhood. When I was at junior school we'd all play the "don't lick your lips" game on the day when we had doughnuts for pudding!

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  4. Oh I wish I could eat donuts! I would try so hard not to lick my lips if I could just have one sugary, Krispie Kreme donut. PAH to diabetes!!! I love the pictures, thank you for sharing!

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  5. We used to do this ... it's impossible, you just have to lick your lips. Well I did, anyway!

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  6. That is one for a new page! I had never heard this saying but it did remind me of something my dad often says at the end of meals: "There's a desert and a surprise.... the surprise is that there's no desert" :) Happy Sunday to you!

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  7. I remember years ago sitting at Southend seafront and eating a warm, freshly baked doughnut whilst my friend challenged me not to lick my lips! It is much harder than you think and not sure I could do it now if I tried!lol

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  8. I was never able to do so..but I'd forgotten even trying-thanks for the memory Louise!!
    Alison xx

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  9. I think it might actually be impossible! A plain ring doughnut (or "gravy ring" as they are called round here) is one of my most favourite treats in the whole world..maybe I need to get a few in the morning and have a try?

    Great story Louise!

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  10. I remember trying this as a child. Might have to buy some doughnuts and give it another go this week. I'm sure my children will be willing!

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  11. Oh, yes, a game the whole family plays!

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  12. Hi,
    Miss doughnouts… American ones.
    Have a nice Sunday,
    Cheers from France

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  13. lol it has got to be done hasn't it!!

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  14. This took me right back...we used to have doughnut competitions like this....and I certainly can't eat one without licking my lips.

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  15. LOL what a super collection of photos....yes we try this too :D

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  16. Discovered this game when I arrived in the UK, where doughnuts were different too. However, both Wookie & Princess claim that they can do this - and have offered to prove it but sadly we don't have any...

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  17. Totally can :D

    I LOVE the way you've shared this in pics - works a treat!

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  18. LOL ... The answer is most defiantly NO ... Oh I love that you've captured these fun photos

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  19. Thank you for reminding me of the fun we used to have with the same challenge as children!! it's near impossible!! Fab photos!! x

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  20. So much sugary goodness... how could anyone not lick their lips! Great story, thank you.

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  21. Absolutely and definitely NO ! Love your story and the last photo !

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  22. I'm thinking it must be a British thing, because I never heard of the game. But I love donuts and would sure love to play! I think I would lose though.

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  23. What an interesting challenge ... I would have to say "No" but it would be lots of fun trying :-)

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  24. LOL...I am not sure I can. Definitely not.

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  25. No definitely can't do that! Love the photos that go with the story, will they making their way onto a scrapbook page in the near future?!

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  26. Not if it is a sugar coated jelly doughnut - they are my favorites. Fun story and fab pictures.

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  27. no I can't so i have to keep trying!!

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  28. It's certainly hard - my niece did manage it once but then there was a fiver riding on it!!! The other challenge you hear in this house is "Can you eat a fruit pastille without chewing it" - not as entertaining to watch as the donut one though!

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