Saturday, May 12, 2007

Eurovision 2007



Gazebos up – check
Boards and cardboard strategically placed in garden to try and protect the grass – check
Picnic bench washed down – check
Fairy lights strung inside and out, off every available point – check
Meat marinated – check
Wooden skewers soaked and chicken and paneer kebabs made up - check
Salad dressed, coleslaw etc in bowls – check
Rolls sliced – check
Chutney and ketchups deployed – check
Onions and mushrooms prepared for frying – check
Glasses, plates, napkins and cutlery out on table – check
Cool box filled with ice on drinks trolley – check
House tidied – hmmm it’ll do
Bunting comprised of the flags of 24 finalists hung inside and out - check
Playlist prepared on iPod – check
TV positioned for optimised viewing – check
Chocolate fountain (newly arrived birthday present!) running – check
Strawberries, blackberries and marshmallows ready for dunking – check
Shedloads of pakora and samosas commissioned from favourite niece and en route – check
Barbecues lit – check
Alcohol and mixer supplies purchased - check
Cocktail shaker, jigger, umbrellas, twirly sticks, neon straws, sliced fruit etc out – check
Pims mixed – check
Rum Punch mixed – check
Sweepstake prizes purchased - check
Passports prepared for each country as basis of sweepstake – check
National flags and national airline insignias prepared for waving – check
Thirty plus friends arriving – check
European love-child of Christopher Biggins and Sue Pollard in the wings warming up - check

Cabin doors to manual – check

“Welcome to Eurovision Airlines – we hope you enjoy the ride!”.

2 comments:

Boatylicious said...

Wow... it makes your efforts to create my virtual package that much more meaningful. Stupid Turkey.

1 i z said...

Stupid Turkey? Not at all - it was the perfect result; a very respectable 4th place so you can hold your head high, but not in the top three so I don't have to worry about trying to airmail a sweepstake prize to you!