Okay. We never realised how boring those silver-hued knives, forks and spoons could be until we saw the latest craze of rainbow/unicorn flatware. Imagine your eating utensils dipped in engine oil as they catch the light and you’ll have some idea of what you’ll be holding in your hand as you dig into your scallops with chestnut sauce.
It isn’t just the entry-level companies producing these items either. You could pay a pretty penny for flatware that promises to last, probably well after this fad has gone out with the dirty dishwater.
Tinto de Verano
We full admit to swiping this recipe from a friend who was plied with multiple glasses of the stuff on a trip to Spain. Turns out that the Spanish eschew the famous sangria drink for their own answer to the summer heat and it is much simpler to make. While the tourists sit around drinking the former, thinking they are immersing themselves in the culture, the locals simply mix one part red wine and one part gaseosa (soda); add sliced lemons, oranges and ice; and have at it. We recommend 7-UP or Sprite for the gaseosa part.
It is delish and very easy to drink.
Any of us who have been hit by a paintball would probably welcome a less painful alternative. Enter Strike Zone House of Fun, located in Cannon Place (formerly Mirco Centre). This new laser tag arcade houses an arena of mazes and hidey-holes where players can creep around in air-conditioned comfort, hoping to tag a member of an opposing team. You can sign up individually or with a group of friends and even host your private party on-site.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to give it a try. FYI, foul language is verboten.
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We have tested it so far with CBS All Access, EPIX and Hulu and all of them work. At any point you can pretend to be in the US, Canada, Australia or one of the other 60 countries on the list. Wonder what’s on Netflix in Estonia?