Alan has been staying with me for a while, but has decided it’s not really working and says he’s leaving. When he tried on his white tie for the big reception, I paid him a compliment and said he looked like a cross between Arnold Schwarzenegger in ‘True Lies’ and Manuel from ‘‘Allo ‘Allo’. He didn’t like that at all, and then I tried to make things better by saying you could hardly see the mustard stain, and he said ‘what mustard stain?’, and then he said he was going to go online and see if he could find another flat.
Good luck Alan. You’ll be lucky if you can find anyone who makes hot Weetabix as well as me*.
I don’t know if you remember the ‘Mocha Drink Recipe’ post I did. Well. Using the same method, I have tried a couple more recipes with limited success. I have to use the same 17 second delay each time, but I thought it was worth trying out different ideas – like a hot Soda Stream.
“Teacano” (50% Americano, 50% tea) Rating: 2/10. You couldn’t really taste the tea, and the Americano smelt like it was off. I tried adding sugar (free – don’t worry – they are in a mock basket next to the machine). It didn’t work.
“Green Chocolate” (30% Hot Chocolate, 70% Green Tea) – Rating: 1/10. It tasted like when you pick up a can of beer at a party and you think it’s your beer but actually it’s just a beer that’s been there for ages, and someone might have put a rolly out in it. Horrible. Might make one for SP.
“Latino” (50% Latte, 50% Cappucino) Rating: 8/10 – It tasted like a Capuccino which is my second favourite coffee.
“Chocostrone” – (40% Minestrone Soup, 60% Hot Chocolate) Rating: 6/10 – You’d think this wouldn’t work at all, but actually it was a bit like having your starter and pudding at the same time like they do in the army when they’re in a hurry. Main problem is the two powders didn’t mix, and sort of sat on top of each other in the cup. I felt a bit like Willy Wonka**
Results: I will try “Latino” and “Chocotrone” again.
I took a “Latino” down to Len, and he was in the middle of doing a post on a website called ‘See You EU’, which it turns out is a massively anti-european website. I honestly don’t know what people have against the EU. They have really good wine, and cafe culture, and live longer because of all the Olive Oil and fish. I don’t like fish, but I do like fishcakes, but would be prepared to learn to like it like I did with olives***.
Someone has broken the handle off my ‘The Stig’ mug, which is well annoying. They didn’t even leave a note. It is not insured.
I’ve been on Twitter quite a lot lately, and then thought I should sign into my Facebook page, as I haven’t been there for ages following a minor cyber-bullying incident. I signed in and ‘poked’ a load of people. I later got some emails saying that we don’t really ‘poke’ anymore. I know this isn’t bullying, but it also isn’t very friendly, so I’m not going on there again.
* In fairness, I think Alan might be having some kind of medical issues. He doesn’t like going into any detail, or talking about it at all, other than to tell me repeatedly that he doesn’t want to talk about it. I thought as a fellow sufferer (Verucas) we might be able to share some war(t) stories but he’s just not biting at all.
** Gene Wilder or the book one, not Johnny Depp
*** the actual olives – not olive oil which doesn’t have a taste no matter what they say