Monday, 2 July 2012
Ever wondered what happens if you don't drink your lemonade by the 'use by' date?
Well, usually not much. It might go a bit flat and lose a bit of zing... but did you know that if you add 147 strawberry seeds and a pinch of fairy dust, you might just find one of these little ladies taking up residence?
It's true. Nobody knows if they grow or just appear, since none have seen it happen. They just find her there swishing about in the bottle and singing of the sea and lemon meringue pie.
They are quite the conversationalists. This one is called Flossie (something to do with her hair I'm guessing, rather than her teeth). She told me that her sister, Svetlana, was once mixed with Vodka and ice and nearly drunk. Well, actually, she was drunk but in the inebriated sense, rather than swallowed whole.
I'm not quite sure what I'm supposed to do with her now. She seems quite happy swimming around the bottle, but the cats keep showing her more than a passing interest and there's only so many renditions of Bye Bye Lemon Meringue Pie that a girl can take...
Be careful what you do with fairy dust I say - and always consume your lemonade well before the 'use by' date.
Flossie is for The Summer of Ice Cream Colour - this week it's Strawberry Lemonade Punch.