"Oh super!" Replied Gingers, "I haven't played croquet since Michaelmass eve." It was always a wizard bang when the friends got together. Jessica's mother always prepared a sumptuous feast and there was always plenty of ginger pop for everyone. How lucky they were that their friends Jessica and Algy lived in such a delightful cottage out in the country and that their mother was such a fantastic hostess.
"But not before we all get some of that delicious pavlova Mrs Forbes-Winstons has prepared." Interrupted Jemima and laughed loudly.
When the repast had finished Mrs Forbes-Winstons set out the croquet for the friends and they drew lots as to who should go first. As usual it was Jessica who won, but only because Algy rigged the lots.
Jessica dropped her ball between the starting pins and manouvered her wheelchair besides it. "Oh it's just so hard to get a good shot with these wheels in the way, I wish my legs weren't fused into a mermaid's flipper due genetic deformities caused by my parents being brother and sister." She exclaimed, "If only we weren't all otherwise abled, what jolly adventures we could all have."
The friends all nodded in agreement (except poor Tarquin who was deaf-blind and had no idea what was going on).
"Yes, just think." Said Algy, "If only I wasn't cursed with these dreaed lobster claw hands we could move into the city and have adventures like all the other children; smoking spliffs, sniffing glue, twoking and running from the filth. Oh how I wish we were normal."
And Jessica could become a crack whore." Joked Gingers, "And we could all take turns of her and pimp her out for money to buy smack."
"Oh how I wish we were normal." They all sighed.
Sticky Toffee Pavlova: From Asda, where we bought one of the sea bass. (It's not all frozen turkey nibbles and canned spaghetti these days you know).
Sea Bass Baked in Salt
2 Sea Bass
2 Sprigs Rosemary
2 Sprigs Parsley
2 Sprigs Thyme
Loads of Sea Salt
100g Camargue Red Rice
200g Wild Rice
1 Stick Celery
1/2 Bottle White Wine
500ml Chicken Stock
1 Clove Garlic
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
3 Egg Yolks
Salt and Pepper
*All quantities are very approximate and for five people