Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Boom chacka pop...

... in the middle of the night.

We were out of bed before we even had time to wake up properly. There was a bang, a tinkle and silence. Lights on and a cursory glance around showed that the house was still standing, the roof hadn't caved in, so it was safe to go back to bed.

Another blast early morning, another inspection, house still intact, back to bed. This time I kept wondering what this noise could have been. Until it dawned on me. The Elderflower Champagne! Of course, this must be it.

Yep. This is the box.Glass fragments everywhere. Plus the tops of 3 bottles. Cleanly blown off.
I put the rest of the bottles in the sink and slowly released the pressure. Fiizzzzzzzzz....

By the way, this was an earlier batch. I used this recipe.
This is not the batch I wrote about earlier. That batch is still fine, but I have put a thick towel on top of the boxes. Just in case.

1 comment:

Mickle in NZ said...

Oh dear.

Back when I was very little Mum and Dad had a batch of ginger beer that did the same. We were instructed to stay inside OR ELSE! while they carefully carried the remaining intact bottles outside and opened them under the pear tree. The contents of each sprayed high into the air!

(I would have been 3 at the most)

Thank goodness you have a safe batch for celebrations.

Love and huggles, Michelle and Zebby