So, I was watching Tribal Wives this evening, after making dinner for my Muse. For anyone who hasn’t seen this fab show, it involves plonking women from England, into a tribal setting in places like Africa, to see how they fare. They usually have a nervous breakdown.
I said “I think I should go on this show.” (Even though I’m an Australian, which makes us pretty tribal at the best of times).
“Why?” he asks.
“Because I’m in my forties, I don’t have children, I have issues with my mother, and I would probably cry a lot.” That makes good viewing for this particular show.
“They would send you home the next day. You are too neurotic, and you can’t stand the heat.”
I start thinking about my Muse. “Well, if they had a show for Tribal Husbands, they would send you home the next day, because you don’t do anything. They don’t have computers and sports channels in the tribes. You would be considered useless.”
After ten minutes of me laughing so hard I cried, my Muse stormed off to do the dinner dishes. But seriously. Let’s just get down to business and post a great recipe for the heat, which should descend on us any day now, considering it is summer in Australia. Having said that, it was 32 degrees today, and tomorrow it’s going to be 20 degrees. What the???? And by the way, that photo is of me, in 40 degrees of heat at 9pm on New Year’s Eve at a party, in a hotel where the air conditioning failed. I’m just saying, when it comes to survival in the tribe, I was the last one standing…
Gin and Tonic
Take a really big glass out of the cupboard and put it in the deep freeze.
Put your gin bottle in the deep freeze
Make sure there are ice cubes in the deep freeze
Tonic (in the fridge)
Method: Place four ice cubes in your chilled glass. Pour yourself a sturdy measure of gin into said glass and top up the glass with tonic. Garnish with lemon.
Public Health Disclaimer: Don’t do this at breakfast. This is a strictly over the yard-arm drink.