Sailing away over a year and a day... Not me, not this time, but happily I've finished the Max suit for Hayley's birthday, and I think she likes it... Let the wild rumpus begin!
Practising - On my little ukulele. I'm not... a natural. Let's gently put it that way. But I find a strange calm in just making sweet little noises, putting chords together, and finally - ahem - 'perfecting' 'Happy Birthday' to play for my little monkeys' birthdays this year.
And I never realised how passionate folk can be about the little old uke! I was a little reticient to mention it at work, since music is the sword alot of my mates live and die by. But I shouldn't have worried - there's just encouragement all the way.
One friend even said that his parents were members of a weekly ukulele group. Awesome.
Drinking - Whiskey Gingers, or Gingey Whiskers, as I keep calling them! I saw a recipe for these warming drinks on A Beautiful Mess a little while ago, and yesterday, when I saw a great big hunk of sexy fresh ginger at a roadside stall, I snapped it up.
Yes, there was a grater injury. Not mine. But I do feel somehow responsible.
I've added about 10mL of Cointreau to the original Whiskey Ginger recipe, just for funsies. Anyway, I'd recommend this ginger syrup recipe, because it's versatile, and fiery, and delicious. The syrup is delicious as a cordial with soda water and shredded mint leaves and a smidgeon of lime. I suspect macadamia icecream with ginger syrup would be incredible, and wonder if I could incorporate it into meals as well.
Or, I'll just keep mixing up these delicious Gingey Whiskers!!!