Saturday, November 9, 2013

Misadventures with Rocky Road

Amy and I had a great idea today - why hasn't anyone tried to make Christmas trees out of rocky road? It's crazy that no one has thought of this before, it's so obvious! We are geniuses.

We got straight in the car and went to the shops and bought enough lollies to make the nice young man at the checkout say "wow that's a lot of lollies" very suspiciously - I don't think he believed us when we said we were going to make rocky road. If there was a diabetes police he would have called them. After telling him not to judge us we were on our way home for our rocky road (mis)adventure.

Amy's first crazy idea was that we could just spoon it on top of itself and it would make a cone shape, but we decided that probably wouldn't work and it would probably just fall over straight away. My crazy idea was that we could pour it into cones made out of cardboard lined with baking paper, but that was way too fiddly.

Our flash of genius was to line some kind-of-conical wine glasses with glad wrap and fill those with the rocky road. I'll let you decide if we succeeded or not.

In the wine glasses

Amy is concerned

Amy's Attempt

My Attempt

I felt like I was 5 years old decorating some weird plaster space ship. I think Amy's looks like something you'd see in a sex shop and wonder in which orifice it belongs. I imagined what Mina would think if she saw what we'd made and decided she'd be ashamed of us.

On the plus side, if we ever need to make rocky road space ships we have perfected the technique!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Halloween and George

This year on Halloween night I went to Rigby's for a "variety show" with the girls. It was a fun night, kind of despite the show, where we were shocked and very confused by the... well variety of shows.

Getting Beheaded

The first act was a guy with handcuff surface piercings in his back who stuck needles in his face then squirted water out of his face-holes onto the audience. He then went around wielding a multi-purpose spoon which he used to a) eat a can of baked beans, b) stick up his nose, and c) eat people's food off their plates, all to a soundtrack of heavy metal music. I actually kind of enjoyed it, mostly because of how horrified Alissa and George were.

Needle Guy

The other shows were a bit hit and miss; but we really enjoyed the burlesque lady who had a snake as a boa, and the fire guy who came on just at the right time because all his fire heated up room which was getting quite cold towards the end of the night.

We ended up having a fight with the waitress because we missing our glass of wine that was supposed to come out with dinner. I hope Krystal ended up writing that strongly worded letter (we were so outraged!). I don't know if I'd recommend it; I guess Halloween is a very specific night, but it was definitely interesting.

On the weekend we went to a Halloween/house warning party at Ruth and Stuart's place. It was the most extravagantly decorated party I have ever been to, I was so impressed at the attention to detail. There were webs with spiders everywhere, blood transfusions, jelly shots with fingers in them, a graveyard, and decorations in every corner of the place.

Halloween Table


Blood Transfusion Jelly

Andrew and I went as prisoner (Spotlight) and police woman (Bras n Things). It's the first time in 6 years that I haven't worn my nurse outfit, which I deemed to inappropriate given the list of managers from work that were going to be there.

Prisoner Andrew and Police Man Jess

I made some Halloween cupcakes including eyeballs, severed ears, spiders, and alligators eating Tiny Teddies. I was really proud of them before I saw the other amazing cakes on the table! Seriously... so impressed.

Halloween Cupcakes

Also, this week I have had George! He is awesome.

George with Foldy Ears

Flopped Lop