Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Alphabet Thursday X is for ? from Edenhouse

Ok I am on the case early this time , the last few weeks have blurred into a haze of busyness doing what I do not know and as I know I would not have been able to read other blogs decided it was not fair to enter my own .
Any way here goes

This seems to be a world wide craze but not in this house. My son in law and future son in law have them but I do not understand how they work nor have I ever had a go or desire to.

Once upon a time boys ( mostly ) had these game consoles and then they outgrew them and went onto something else now it seems that these boys who are now grown men enjoy them just as much , and why not ?

Ok technically this is not X but I did at least photograph from an angle that makes it look like an X

What is so significant about these buns?

The pastry cross on top of the buns symbolises and reminds Christians of the cross that Jesus was killed on.

Hot Cross Buns

The buns were traditionally eaten at breakfast time, hot from the oven. They were once sold by street vendors who sang a little song about them.

"Hot cross buns, Hot cross buns,

One a penny, two a penny,

Hot cross buns."
Hot Cross Bun Ceremony

At the London Pub, The Widow's Son, a Hot Cross Bun Ceremony takes place each Good Friday. In the early 19th century, a widow who lived on the site was expecting her sailor son back home for Easter, and placed a hot cross bun ready for him on Good Friday. The son never returned, but undaunted the widow left the bun waiting for him and added a new bun each year. Successive landlords have kept the tradition going after the pub was opened.

Xerox machine

once upon a time these were just simple to use photocopiers now they are so complicated I think one day a university will offer a degree in how to use them .
I do battle on a daily basis .
Should I do back to back ? do I need document stabling ?
No thank you I just want a black and white copy please .
Wonder if there are any  copiers that speak to the user?
X Factor
love it or hate it it's part of our winter TV schedule.
I have to say I really dislike the eaerly stages when all they do is take the micky out of people who think they can sing, act or dance and I think that is awful.
Near to the end I do occasionally watch and in fairness there is some good hidden talent out there.
X Ray fish
Never seen one but how cool .
I am glad that we are not all gifted with this like superman , can you imagine what we might see?
Well that brings me to the end of my offering this week. I am now off to read some other xcellent offerings over at at Jenny Matlocks school for the mentally derranged  ( or is that just the teacher )
Take her an apple and you might make her smile happy Thursday


Jenny said...

Ahem....are you saying I am mentally deranged?


Listen, your link was broken but I fixed it so you should get other comments.

Let me know, though, if you don't!

Liked your x-post Miss Tracy. Sorry things are so crazy busy for you right now!


Vicki aka Jake said...


Judie said...

This was an enjoyable post! Great "X" words for our times!! Brava!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

You came up with so many x words. I loved learning about the hot cross buns.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

I with ya on the XBox Thingie! I'd be Xed Out of that game in Three XXX's! Mmmmm the XBun looks really good though!

Annesphamily said...

Xcellent post! You covered a multitude of X's! We had to front the money to our son for an Xbox. These crazy kids can not leave without them and personally they annoy me! LOL!

Mari's World said...

I love the look and feel of your blog - have you had a makeover?
great x post, can't believe I've actually gone off Hot Cross BUns after all these years, how weird!

Sue said...

Great X words.

And I've always wanted to eat a hot cross bun!


Anonymous said...

Oh! yeah I could eat about 1/2dozen of those "X" buns.

Great photo.
Funny "X's".I'm visiting from Jenny Matlock's

Donnie said...

That was a really cute post. Especially making fun if the

Jo said...

I love the school for the mentally deranged ... i feel so welcome here!!! lol ... wonderful X post Tracy ... i struggle with my new home printer daily ... grrr ....

taylorsoutback said...

Xerox copier...remember the first one I used - 1962 or so...big ole clunky thing with a glass drum that needed periodic cleaning and which I accidentally broke as a temporary employee. But they weren't too mad as I was hired on permanently. I never touched that drum again...

Love your hot cross buns!

Jackie said...

I used to play nintendo 64 with my little boy . I loved didi kong racing and mario kart . It's a time consumer and face it ; these kids are addicted . I admit also being addicted to the internet :/

☆☆Mumsy said...

We have the XBox too, but I have no idea how to play them, nor would like to know how..

Wonderful X post!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

haha...lovely school of for the "deranged" here...

I don't play the xbox thingy...tooo complicated with what button to push at what time, etc...I feel pretty cool just getting a post up and being a part of this bloggy world, facebook and etsy! haha (and that sometimes is a challenge).

What a sad story that the widow's son never came home, yet his mom kept the hot cross buns for his return.

Blessings & Aloha!

Pondside said...

No XBox here - but I liked your post!