"Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot,
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason,
Should ever be forgot"I love the 5th of November. I love fireworks. I love toffee apples. I love sparklers. I love bonfire lollies. I DO NOT LOVE IT WHEN IT IS PISSING IT DOWN ON BONFIRE NIGHT!! If the rain stops the Conservatives are going to burn an effigy of Ed Milliband on a bonfire. Last year they burned Gordon Brown, which I found kind of barbaric. Of course it's all in good fun, but this year I agree with their choice of heretic. Ed Milliband is a toole.
My eye is still swollen and it still hurts and I'm feeling a tiny bit delicate today. A very impromptu night last night. Tommy, Stewart, Martin, Gigs and Bri came over for a few of Tony's homemade Caribbean "Painkiller" cocktails. Super yum. Then the boys headed out and Brianna and I cracked out the bottles of wine and got down to some serious chitter chatter. A bottle of wine each later we decided it was probably time to call it a day, it think it was 3am :/. I didn't realise actually how much I'd had until I stood up. I somehow roughly emptied the drier, I felt the need for some reason, and stumbled to bed. I must have passed out cold immediately because Tony came in 45 minutes later and I have no recollection. Apparently I was "sleeping like a baby" which can only mean one thing. Mouth wide open. So graceful :)
Today is a very chilled out day, going home for reading week tomorrow morning which is very exciting so today pretty much consists of eating everything in the fridge, packing and cleaning. I'm very excited to go to Amsterdam on Sunday but I am definitely NOT looking forward to the flight on EasyJet. I've not heard good things about their flights!
The painkiller originates from a small island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. It is called Jost Van Dyke and it has the most amazing white sandy beaches. The cute little hut called Soggy Dollar Bar is where the drink was originally made 50 years ago and people holidaying in the Caribbean come to Jost just to sample it's lovely cocktail. Be warned, it's called a painkiller for a reason :)
Sailor Jerry Rum (has to be Sailor Jerry no other rum will suffice!!)
A sprinkle of nutmeg on top!
It probably needs to be made in a cocktail shaker otherwise the coconut milk floats in bits all over the drink and doesn't look very appetising, but still tastes amazing!