Anna: I’m getting quite good at these birthday feasts given it’s the month of August. Because you are my co-conspirator and blogging partner-in-crime, this is a particularly special one. Thankfully Zoe was able to run to Marks’ in her 3 inch peeptoe heels, on an emergency lemon mission, so now we are able to drink White Ladies all night!
Zoe: I only got one blister! (Cackle)
Kirstin: I’m going to miss the cocktails. I think we should do them anyway after this month.
Anna: Shall I email Bill and ask him to write a cocktail book?
Zoe: Wasn’t the idea to drink less if we had cocktails? But instead we downed the first one.
Anna: White Ladies were chosen in honour of us and our purity. Eh Zoe?
Anna: So what do we think of the Rice Paper Rolls? Stuffed condom anyone?
Zoe: Bring it on!
Kirstin: I love your stuffed condom. I like the texture and flavour.
Zoe: I like the stickiness when you pick them up. They go down easily. And the Thai basil gives them that je ne sais quoi.
Anna: See Woo provided the rice pancakes. And the basil. They were a bit fussy to make, but they do taste nice don’t they? Anyway, it’s curry time. Keralan Fish Curry. With tilapia.
Kirstin: And lots of chillies.
Anna: I only used half of what Nigella called for. Are you struggling Kirstin?
Kirstin: She has a mouth made of asbestos.
Anna: You’ll get sued for saying that.
Zoe: I thoroughly enjoyed that curry. I thought that fish was mmmm. Mmmm. I don’t do poncey talk. Mmmmmmhmmmm.
Anna: I feel like you should have a room to yourself.
Kirstin: Zoe says I’m going to have a bowel-cleansing moment tomorrow morning. It’s all the chilli. And the lemon juice in the cocktails.
Anna: You’ll weigh 3lbs lighter tomorrow for this meal. Not that you need to.
Zoe: The rice was perfect.
Kirstin: It was very yellow. My mum would be proud.
Anna: Yellow on yellow. Yellow is a happy colour. I liked the spikey colour of the red chillies in the yellow of the curry. It was beautiful. Anyway, pudding.
Kirstin: I don’t even like passionfruit.
Anna: Good to know, AFTER I’ve made your birthday meal.
Kirstin: But this was lovely. Really lovely. Thank you.
Anna: It wasn’t really moussey though was it?
Zoe: It was further down, the fruity oooooohfff. I love passionfruit. It’s just divine. And then the raspberry chaser at the bottom. I was like, bring it on! (Cackle)
Anna: Cocktails. Bloody brilliant.
Kirstin: I’m going to miss the cocktails……
Peter: The curry had the right amount of heat compared to yesterday. The mousse was a bit like popping candy.
Anna: So there you have it. Have we finished that bottle of gin yet? (It was a small bottle).