So apparently we need to support Team GB.
I searched for appropriate clothing and footwear for said support but my eyes started to bleed.
Oh why is red, white and blue such a licence for pain? I wanted to make a fun Olympic moodboard. It was impossible! Red, blue, black, green and yellow. Even harder!
Whilst I don’t love the tube right now I do love the way Tower Bridge looks.
Oh the cuteness.
And then there’s the torch. I missed it go through our neck of the woods this week but Bean did spy the Olympic torch on Oxford Street today. I think he was sad it was being carried by Ser Miang Ng (Vice President of the Singapore National Olympic Council) and not Edina and Patsy at Sloane Square.
If I’d known they were playing, I might have ventured into the sunshine!
So since I can’t find anything fabulous enough I can think of no better way to celebrate the Olympics than to indulge in Pimm’s. Is there anything more British? I think we’re all over mason jars, teacups and well dull glasses. To celebrate the Olympics one must drink from a trophy cup. Oh yes, ladies and gentlemen, we are taking this up a notch! (We can ignore the beer swilling championship winning footballers too right?)
What do you need.
Pimm’s (If you can find the No. 6 Cup which is vodka based – enjoy!)
Lemonade (perhaps Rose Lemonade if your feeling fancy)
Fruits – I love to add cucumber, blueberries, lemons, limes and well strawberries of course!
A fancy or not so fancy jug
I don’t tend to measure because it just seems like too much effort. What you are aiming for is a tea coloured mixture. I would suggest filling the jug halfway with lemonade and then adding your Pimm’s to the appropriate strength. Some people add a little ginger ale too but despite being a serious ginger ale fan, it’s not for me! Adding the Pimm’s second stops the lemonade from becoming hideously frothy and we’ve all been to weddings where to staff have never mixed Pimm’s before and all you seem to drink is foam. I like it a little weaker because I tend to drink a little too much but if hit the typical brewed tea colour then you are onto a winner. Then add your ice (lots) and all your fruits and mint. Be prepared for all the fruit to fall into your first glass! See it’s easy when you know how!
1. Fill the jug halfway with lemonade.
2. Add Pimm’s and stir until the mixture is deliciously tea coloured.
3. Add ice.
4. Add much fruit and mint.
Even Bertie likes to get in on the action.
Oh and how about a gold, silver and bronze manicure? Not bad for 10 minutes of fun!
Forgive the iphone image!
I may try again soon and see if I can make it look passable!
Perhaps whilst sipping Pimm’s and watching the opening ceremony?
What are you doing this Olympic night?