My beach holiday skin is fading, Christmas and New Year festivities seem a long time ago and work routine has thrown a tantrum and kicked me right in the goolies like a frustrated four year old in the supermarket chocolate aisle. However the beach is still just a five minute stroll from my dugout, the international one-day cricket games are about to start and a mate from Tassie is coming up next week to have a few beers and go here to watch Australia vs Seth Efflicka. The Sydney Festival is on and there's always a cool drink to be had.
Drinks tip - if you have acquired cheap gin and want to tart it up all you need do is grab a large (clean) jar, chop up big chunks of citrus fruit and put them in the jar. You then fill up the jar with your cheap gin. Put the gin jar in the fridge for a few hours to chill, allowing the gin to pretend to be of higher caste, chill out and become infused with hints of citrus flavours. Then serve as you would normally. I prefer a large, tall glass with a mini iceberg floe at the bottom, followed by a large slug of the gin and topped with tonic. A slice of lemon split over the rim is okay.
One (maybe two) of these after an early evening swim down the beach are a fine set up for the night. If you can't be bothered with all of that just grab a chilled beer. I'm currently working my way through some Little Creatures and Gage Roads.
Speaking of beer I have a hankering for sausages and onions cooked on a bbq and topped with lettuce and tomatoes, all sitting inside a length of baguette. Mmmmm, sausages. Shame I can't access Mr Frellman's blog at wordpress. He'd tell me what to do.