When my family left England and moved to Canada we eventually settled in a small town on a street called McBride Crescent. It was your typical block, lots of kids, we never stayed inside, the closest we got to a screen was when we took the video camera out to shoot talk shows and the news (and JoJo’s rap hour).
My best friend David lived 7 houses down from me, I ran away (sometimes roller bladed) from home to his house on multiple occasions, like when I was running down the hallway with a string tied to my baby brothers pram (it was a contraption my dad had made to get him to fall asleep by pulling the pram back and forth on the deck) My parents had a huge amount of trust in me with the baby. It was really only this one time in the summer of 1992 that I screwed up…
I had decided our long hallway would be the best place to get him to sleep and that running would speed up the process…and be more fun. Well, I ran too fast and he flew out of the pram and landed face down on the ground. I was seven and he was…well not a new born but very little. I picked him up right away of course, but boy did he CRY. Needless to say I was in trouble. So I ran away because I thought I killed my baby brother. It turned out (thankfully) he was completely fine, except for a few rug burns on his face…
I vividly remember being at David’s house where we ate ice cream (while his mum called my mum) and played Guess Who. Eventually I went home and my parents calmly (this time) told me my brother was fine, but I was no longer allowed to use the rope to pull the pram.
Yesterday my now grown up little brother brought me ice cream, actually he brings me treats a lot. I love him he’s a really good kid, I don’t think that face plant did much damage.
Anyway, it’s ALMOST summer. This one’s for my little bro.
3 hours 30 mins
3 hours 30 mins
1 can full fat coconut milk
5 pitted medjool dates
⅛ teaspoon scraped vanilla bean or ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
1½ cups cubed watermelon
- Blend all ingredients in a blender and transfer to a brownie or cake pan.
- Place in the freezer for 3 hours or until hardened.
- Break frozen watermelon mixture into chunks and place back in the blender.
- Blend until a creamy consistency is reached.
- Place back in a container or large bowl and place in the freezer to firm up for about 30 minutes.
Beautifully shot and well written.
“Impulse. Response. Fluid. Imperfect. Patterned. Chaotic” – Nelson (Oscar Isaac)
It’s Friday, so I’m grabbing a few beers and heading to the beach…
Hoyne is one of my local breweries, it’s awesome, I actually enjoy every single one of their beers.
Summer Haze Honey Heffe is a new favourite.