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Treading Water

To make your own, first find a 2 metre tall 120 kilo Australian willing to bring you in some decent quality wine yeast from his next trip home. Buy him a beer to seal the deal. Then wait. After a month or so, take home one 5 litre bottle of water. Work your way through it over the next few days (it can be used for drinking) while amassing the real ingredients. These are: 3 litres of red grape juice and 1 litre of cranberry juice, all with no preservatives, and half a kilo of granulated sugar. Don't put any of these in the fridge. When you've finished the water, dump half a teaspoonful of yeast into the 5 litre bottle and pour in about a quarter of one of your grape juices. Screw down the lid, shake it to buggery (this is the correct technical term in Australia) then go for a beer and forget about it for 12 hours...
When you reach Paranormal, you can wonder why there's a traditional wood-panelled English pub in a low quality concrete building in Dubai, and why it has no windows even though it is in a corner with two outside walls. But such musings are fruitless in a desert city with an indoor ski centre. You might just as well ask why sandals are not allowed, except on ladies.

5 comments:

  1. This word verification screws things up...I've lost loadsa comments because of it. OK.. what was I saying...yeah 2m tall Aussie..scary!! Have a ParaStella poured while you wait for the deal to come thru...forget the home freezing bit while-u-wait!

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  2. Yes, I don't like the word verification either, so what I now do is highlight my comment CTRL A then copy it CTRL C before trying to send it. If I lose it because of the verification, at least I can re-paste it CTRL V and try again. I use it because I had a previous blog spammed by a Russian Brides site and a Canadian timber stock sale. His head was completely shaved too (the Aussie).

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  3. Shame, coz I had written quite an interesting comment that was funny to read. Didn't know Aussies had it in them to visit somewhere like the Para. Re: word verif, I *do* copy and paste as a precaution, however, that gets lost sometimes too...don't know why! Nevermind, I suppose I'll have to open a word document to depend less on the ctrl function! Hmm, shaved Aussie? Possibly a case of lost identity. I refuse to believe an Aussie would be shaved. Unless he was at the Para, of course ;)

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  4. i*maginate - see new post for proof of existence of large shaved Aussie!

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  5. Are you sure it's not a UFO?

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