Our very little friend Clare is off Down Under in a few weeks so the weekend was full of joy and celebration of her b****ing off.
Just kidding, it’ll be very sad (and strange) not to have her pottering around the hockey pitch with us this year, but no one likes a cry baby so we celebrated instead.
First we celebrated with breakfast…
Then we celebrated with sunshine and paddling
Next we celebrated with more food, in the form of afternoon tea (all homemade, recipes available on request)
There was cake. And, oh yes, there was Ryan Gosling, swooooon!
With this, we drank watermelon vodka
Although it is a biased opinion as it was made by yours truly, I do believe the watermelon vodka drink was one of the highlights. Certainly for me! To make it you simply need to scrape the inside of a watermelon into a bowl and then wazz it up in a blender (pop an ice cube in first to create movement for the watermelon, otherwise your blades just cut through the watermelon and you don’t get anywhere), then pour it all back into your watermelon and add as much vodka as you see fit. Job’s a good ‘un!