Pass the Gin please

by Priya Chandra

Well this has been a fun evening – not.

It started out pleasantly enough – lying on the sofa, scrolling through my twitter feed (yes, I have no life, stop judging me!) – only to be rudely interrupted by a shower of glass from the overhead light fitting.

Apparently when the globe packaging says “halogen globes burn hotter than other globes” what they really mean is “these globes will destroy the glass cover of your down light fitting making it look like this:”

The next step in this evening’s frivolity involved breaking a mirror. Don’t even ask how it happened – one moment I was holding it against a wall to see how it would look; the next I was getting the vacuum cleaner out of the cupboard to handle all the broken glass.

And then I made myself a large gin and tonic (in a non-breakable glass) and got the ice-cream out of the freezer.

Situation sorted.

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5 Comments to “Pass the Gin please”

  1. Oh no, what a disaster!

    • Not quite in the league of breaking down walls I know, but this was completely unintentional. I’m looking forward to the day I intentionally break stuff!

  2. OMG what an evening, just reading aboit your experience has left me glassy eyed! Just wondering if the gin was from a glass bottle or did you use the trusty silver hip flask? Glad you’re not hurt, LvP

    • Even though the gin was in a glass bottle I managed to handle it twice without any misfortunes. Not pushing my luck for a 3rd time though! 🙂

  3. Goodness me – what a night! Glad to hear you’re ok. Perhaps you can take it out on the plaster walls 🙂

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