Archive for May, 2010

Moving House

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Somewhere in my mind I decided that it would be a good idea to pack up and move house within only four/five days. I viewed my new house on Saturday morning, and was all moved in by Wednesday evening.

It wasn’t a small move, there was a whole large van full of belongings (including a sofa and king sized bed), plus a car full of stuff to move. I was very grateful to all my friends who came to help me achieve my insane plan; whether it be moving boxes, driving the van or taking off the front door to my house so as to get the sofa in.

Now I’m all moved in, and my living room is actually livable in, plus my kitchen is all unpacked! I’m still dodging bags of clothes whenever I get into bed, but I can live with this for now.

So why did I decide to move so quickly? Well there are a few factors that contributed to this.

1) I had nothing else to do.
2) If I moved now then I could get myself sorted before starting my new job.
3) We had found a house that was perfect for us, so why should we wait to live there?
4) My boyfriend and I needed our own space – which has been really lovely over the past couple of days.

It has been a successful move, and everything seems to be falling into place. However I’m still expecting something to blow up in my face – just because I think karma is after my ass…

Cocktail Fairies

Friday, May 7th, 2010

As a public service, because I care about the welfare of the world, I am going to answer that one little question that has been foiling the world’s most intelligent people since the creation of the cocktail shaker in 7000 BC.

How many fairies does it take to shake a cocktail shaker?

Well firstly you have to deal with the issue of keeping the shaker closed, and hence the liquid inside. One fairy would not have enough muscle power to keep the two part lid closed as it is shook; however two fairies would be able to handle this task.

The second issue that needs to be addressed is how to shake the liquid inside the cocktail shaker. Two fairies will be needed at the bottom of the shaker so as to stop it from falling over, and will also be able to share the weight of the shaker.

These fairies, who are at either side of the bottom of the shaker, will fly upwards and drop the shaker. Another fairy will be waiting to catch the shaker as it falls, and will soon be joined by the other two fairies so that the first fairy is not squished.

This will shake the liquid into cocktailed perfection; and so there is never any need to shake your own cocktails again; as long as you have 5 fairies handy that is.

If you are still confused as to where the fairies are, then I have included a handy diagram to help you. Aren’t my stick fairies fabulous?