Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The Gallery ... Drink

I'm joining in with The Gallery this week and the theme is Drink ....

I do enjoy the odd glass of wine now and again *waits for nose to grow* .... oh, alright then. I like the odd glass and then think I should even it out by finishing the bottle.

And while wine-drinking is not something I generally encourage in the children (after all they might not leave any for me), it turns out that making wine IS fun for all the family.

You can make wine out of literally anything from pea-pods to tea-bags. Plundering the garden, other people's gardens, our allotment and hedgerows, The Man has made wine from elderflowers, elderberries, blackberries, dandelions, peaches, plums, strawberries, cherries and rhubarb. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't, but mostly they work so well that you have to go have a little lie-down after half a glass.

And then there are the ones that you don't think have worked so they get shoved in the corner for another few months and then you think: "Oh, why don't I just mix that duff strawberry wine with a bit of cheap Lambrini for a summer style, not-very-alcoholic punch for a bunch of prom-partying teenagers."

You will then discover that the supposedly duff strawberry wine has added not only a kick but a full street brawl to the punch. You will discover this when teenagers are weaving around, giggling inanely and one has his head in the punch bowl slurping the very last dregs. *Sighs*

So, um, cheers! *clinks glass*

Please check out everybody else's drinks confessions at The Gallery



  1. I think just using natural ressources with kids is just great! Even better if it's to make wine ;)
    I love the picture of the blackberries, gorgeous.


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