Does anyone remember those long hot summers when the kids spent all day in the garden without sun hats, big fat bees buzzed lazily about the place, and mum magically appeared in clumpy Scholl sandals to hand out homemade ice lollies on plastic sticks?
What with global warming, the decline of the bumble bee, and the rise of Birkenstocks, things are no longer the same. But look on the bright side: fridges and freezers don’t contain the CFCs they once did. And public awareness campaigns and new safety standards mean that carelessly dumped fridges don’t blight our green spaces in such numbers creating hazards for unwary children, animals, and the planet.
Another plus is that manufacturing improvements mean that fridges and freezers are more reliable. Repairing a fridge or freezer is now a much better option than getting rid. And mums don’t have quite so many of those anxious hot summer moments when they reach in for the ice lollies only and find the freezer warm and the orange squash still sloshing around inside the plastic doofers.
So, in celebration let’s all have an ice lolly (even the gown-ups):
- 250ml of water
- 250ml of orange juice (not squash – it’s 2012, after all)
Mix the ingredients together, pour into plastic ice-lolly moulds. Freeze for an hour, then take out and enjoy a taste of summer. Best served with Sussex or Surrey sunshine.
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