Tonight is one of those nights that I would love a glass of Wine, a Shandy or maybe (my true friend) a Pimm's. The weather is perfect, just heating up for Alfresco dining, BBQing with friends and spending days at the beach...BUT I dont drink any more and I am not pregnant..... so this is when I reach for my book of tricks!
One of the things I loved about wine, was the glass. It made me feel less like a run down sloppy mum of two and more like a woman of the world....So I take my wine glass along, when at a resturant I order my soda water in a wine glass so I can still feel special.
Sneaky tricks to stop people asking....
Ginger beer bottle in a stubby holder looks the same as a VB
Vodka looks the same as soda water
Apple juice looks the same as a deep chardie
When people ask me for a drink and they start to get on my back, this is my response.....
"So Leonie do you want a drink?" ............. No thanks, I'll be right
"Oh common just have one" ..................Oh...I am sorry but your table doesn't look strong enough for me to dance on, I really do need a good sturdy table to support my high kicks!!
That should shut them up.......but then sometimes you get the fool...you know the village idiot!!
"Oh common on.....one wont kill ya" ............This is when I get a little closer, I look them dead in the eye, plant my feet firmly on the ground and say.... Are you trying to rail road me?
I have never got to the next step.......but you could imagine what they would be told!!
For the record I will have a special drink tonight, one I save for these beautiful warm evenings, a Lemon, Lime and Bitters, in a wine glass.....Perfect!
Dave will have a beer...lol....I don't mind at all, he can handle the grog...it was his Mrs that couldn't!!