Have you been glued to your television or radio over the past few weeks? Even if you haven't you'll no doubt have heard about all the sporting success that has been taking place - it's been hard to miss! I've been having a lovely time in virtual London with my fellow virtual travellers. It's the first group holiday I've ever been on and it's been so much fun. I think my favourite days were going to Buckingham Palace and also Afternoon Tea at the Dorchester - yum!
During our holiday we've been enjoying some ring themed foods, to honour the famous rings. Take a look at the picture of my tea from the Opening Ceremony night - I thought it might inspire you for the Closing Ceremony on Sunday night.
Some of the foods I had to eat were:-
• Bagels - spread with different colour toppings:
Red - jam, tomatoes
Yellow - lemon curd, peanut butter, cheese
Blue - blueberries on cream cheese, blueberry or blackcurrant jam
Green - salad, cucumber, lime marmalade
Black - Marmite/Vegemite, liquorice
• Bagel chips
• Hula hoops
• Onion rings
• Spaghetti hoops
• Slices of cucumber with the seeds scraped out
• A cored apple sliced horizontally to make rings
• Party Ring Biscuits
• Jam Ring Biscuits
• Starmix jelly rings
• Polos - fruit or mint
I also created my own special non-alcoholic cocktail or rather a mocktail, which we enjoyed during our night in The Dorchester bar. Why not have a go:-
• 1 cup (250 ml) lemonade, 7up, Sprite etc
• 2 tbsp (25 ml) grenadine
• Strip of lemon zest
• Strip of lime zest
• maraschino cherry
1. Fill a tall glass with ice.
2. Add grenadine.
3. Top up with lemonade.
4. Place a maraschino cherry, blueberry, blackberry and maraschino cherry on a
cocktail stick and drop into the drink.
5. Garnish with the lemon and lime zest on the side of the glass.
This Sunday I will be sitting in front of the television, with my picnic and cocktail. I can't wait to see who's going to perform! I'd love it if you wanted to join me. Stop by and say "hi" on the Facebook Page and let me know what you're up to!
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Claire Wade is the winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition and author of The Choice. She was bed bound for six years with severe ME, trapped in a body that wouldn't do what she wanted. She now writes about women who want to break free from the constraints of their lives, a subject she's deeply familiar with.