My word, what’s happened outside? It looks green, fresh and bright, if a little muddy. Ah, the snow has disappeared. After a week of seemingly bringing the country to its knees and panic-buying as if the world was ending tomorrow; the rain and sun have put paid to the grey and sludgy slush that the lovely, clean and white snow had become.
In the beginning I found it motivating, being at home in the warm and cracking on with jobs and work, but after a week of the town centre being deathly quiet and finding comfort at the bottom of my soup mug, my spirits where needing a little lift. Cue, the sun; oh and the rain. Anything to get rid of the grimy snow!
I admit, the miserable weather has been responsible for me not blogging for the last couple of days. Supper has consisted of quick, easy, and frankly not overly inspiring meals and daily life has been 100% focused upon getting the shop in order ready for our last day in 2 weeks time. I really wanted to write something uplifting but was finding it a little difficult to get the words down, so I spared you a post of moans and groans – I bet you’re glad you escaped those?
Last night, with the snow rapidly disappearing, we decided to make our own sunshine and crack open the cocktail kit again, that Ian gave me for Christmas. I’m determined that it’s not going to linger in the cupboard and gather dust, and so we’ve experimented with all those half bottles on the weekends. I’d been hankering for a creamy cocktail, so we gave Piña Colada’s a whirl. In retrospect, it was probably because I’d had Rupert Holmes’ Escape (Piña Colada Song) going around my head all week, thanks to one of the Shrek films!
Now these are in no means a WW-friendly cocktail, then I’m not sure if any cocktail is; but with coconut cream, whipping cream, sugar etc, it is probably one of the most point-lethal. I shied away from calculating the points, I was going to, but halfway down the first one, the thought of the second had already entered my head and there was no turning back. I should point out that I only managed two, as good as they are, they are really rich.
Now if someone could transport me back to Kuramathi Island, plonk me on the beach and wedge a Piña Colada in my hand, all will be right with the World! One day I shall show the beauty of this island to you, but in the meantime, “If you like Piña Coladas…”
And just because I know you’ll now have it going around your head too…