Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A little bird told me...

Look what has just flown in through my letterbox...





Meet THE ABCS OF LOVE bird, made by Cotton Bird Designs from pages of my novel. I love it. It's sitting staring at me on my desk at this very minute. But what I like most of all are the words on its front because they are from this section:

Creme Caramel

Sally has a friend who can suck up a whole creme caramel from a plate in one go. I have seen her do it. She stands over the table, with her hands behind her back, and then she hoovers it up in one go without leaving a drop either on the plate or round her lips.

Sally herself can fit thirty-eight maltesers into her mouth at once. She has to stuff them round her lips and in the spaces at the back of her jaw. It is not a very attractive trick, especially when she has to spit them all out again. But then neither is the creme caramel sucking up, but at parties, people always ask to see them. It makes Sally and her friend the centre of attention, and the rest of us feel jealous.

Unfortunately I don't like either Maltesers or creme caramel and the one trick I do know is very complicated, involving three packs of cards. Could this be where I am going wrong?

See Captains, Underwear, Wobbling


And because we're all friends on this blog, this gives me the chance to admit that the two tricks above are, in fact, my specialities. Yep, I am that fun party person you dread coming near your fridge. But you can see now why they invited me to join the circus, can't you? I will be in one of those little tents at the back hoovering up creme caramels one after the other after the other after the other ....

That old bearded lady will have nothing on me.

And this little bird will be telling everyone all about it.

12 comments:

Calistro said...

Oh I LOVE those birds. They're so sweet!

Sarah Salway said...

I know. I can't stop looking at it!

Alex said...

The Shedworking family is also partial to this game, though we use Spanish flans (like creme caramel). Same rules, hands behind back, etc. Of course the best bit is when somebody laughs...

I have a photo of me at a dinner party just before I demonstrate this trick, trying hard not to laugh...

Kathryn said...

I'm seriously impressed. I feel so inadequate it's unbelievable. Hang on, I've got a four-pack of creme caramels in the fridge ....

Sarah Salway said...

I won't tell you how many four-packs I got through before I managed my first one successfully, Kathryn...

Kathryn said...

Oh well, at least they're low in calories!

trying to write ... said...

i totally love that bird ... its funny because i saw this - http://www.bemboszoo.com/Bembo.swf - and thought you would enjoy it.

So when you come to the states any chance you'll be stopping by Texas (i have a lovely guest room) ... not as exciting as running off to the circus but it would be nice to visit.

xoxo
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Sarah Salway said...

Ooo I do, Gina. I do indeed. Thanks. And no stay in Texas this time, sadly. I may hold you to your invitation though - I've always wanted to see Texas!

Tiny Circus said...

mmmm. Maltesers. I am stocking the tin with a supply for the circus.

jem said...

That bird is fantastic. My mind is racing now about all the other little paper creatures that could be made and wondering which creature would suit which book. Sometimes the most simple crafts are the most effective.

Sarah Salway said...

Yay to maltesers, Carlos, as long as I don't have to go near a dud or milk dud or whatever they were called. They're real meanies.
Jem, if you make something, I'd love to see it - would you send me a pic?

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