Given this table and told to pick a shot from A (fairly standard spirits), a shot from B (flavoured/novelty/grimace-forming), a mixer & a garnish in order to Mix Your Own Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster – this is a selection of what was drunk. (There were others, but by then we were too alight to write them down…)
Tequila, Jagermeister & Coke. Cherry.
Dark Rum, Fireball (liquor with whisky & cinnamon), Red Bull. Umbrella.
Gin, Limoncello, Elderflower cordial & soda. Lime.
Pear schnapps, sloe gin, lemonade.
Pear schnapps, 10-year-old plastic bottle Seychelles dark rum, lemonade. Cherry.
Vodka, Limoncello & cranberry.
Bacardi, slow gin & cranberry.
Pear schnapps, Limoncello & Red Bull
Courvoisier, 10-year-old plastic bottle Seychelles dark rum, tonic water & grenadine. Lime.
Courvoisier, margarita mix, lemonade. Lime.
Whisky, Genepy, Limoncello, lemonade. Lime.
I recall having one later on that made me shudder to my core – needed a top up of Red Bull to make it palatable. Generally though, there were some great new drinks created!
Exciting stuff eh?!
We’ve been with ASDA European Breakdown for two years now.
On Saturday, driving home from Northern Germany and heading for the overnight ferry from Hook of Holland, the alternator went on our T4 just before the Dutch border & just after all the garages had shut up for the weekend. With two children under 4 in the party I called ASDA Breakdown and they provided the following service:
Of course, the van was still in Germany when we got home. In a convenient twist of fate we know someone who works at a car import/export company which had a truck on its way to Hook of Holland and has offered to ship the van back to the UK for us. This does make life much easier but if we hadn’t have had that option ASDA would have:
(And should our shipping option not work out the offer for this is till there.)
I really can’t speak highly enough of them. There was a slight moment of anxiety over the flight on Sunday evening (I hadn’t mentioned the car seats & bag for the hold so the original Ryanair flight fell through quite late on) and I did spend a lot of time on my mobile getting/checking info. but I always felt like we were being looked after and…well worried about really. The people I dealt with on the phone seemed to care that we were OK and that everything was being sorted. I know it’s just their job but when you’re stuck in Germany with no way to get home that perception is a nice one to have.
What could have been a nightmare end to a great holiday actually turned into something approaching an exciting adventure, and although we’ve got bags of clothes in the back on the car we can’t get to yet (plus the pressies for people!) we were, in the end, only a few hours later getting home than we would have been had we got the ferry as originally planned. And the hotel was nicer that the ferry! It was stressful at times, but my stress was due to us having broken down in the first place, not the support we subsequently received.
So there we are. I’m sure some people will have had less positive experiences but that’s modern life I guess. We however are very happy customers and I wanted to share this with you.
All together now…
“Moonpig Dot Com!”
Who can resist the charms of the moonpig advert?
There is one around these parts who can’t help but dance to the moonpig.com advert jingle.
It is therefore in his honour that I present the moonpig mp3, taken directly from the moonpig.com advert theme tune.
Just click on the link to download. Enjoy!
Spider Pig is one of the funniest bits of the Simpsons Movie, and the makers know it. The song Homer sings appears in various forms throughout the film. Here’s Homer Simpson singing Spider Pig as a downloadable MP3!