It's all gone a bit retro here at High In The Sky today. Which is exactly what I'd hoped for. It means The Accountant likes his present! He's been waiting quite some time for one of these - I know they were still around at the end of the 80's because I do remember him idly wondering if someone might feel inspired to offer us one as a wedding present. But I'm thinking perhaps they were more of a 70's thing? Does this look familiar?
Sodastreams were popular. I know that; though we didn't own one and neither did my in-laws, apparently. I think maybe our Dads were holding on to their old soda siphons instead - battered relics of bachelordom and a nod towards dreams of becoming James Bond. But I'm losing my focus. The point is The Accountant wanted one and now he has one. I know he was pleased because he slipped away quietly and reappeared wearing his Austin Powers shirt (see below for further details). With the help of the small One (who heard the words "gas" and "cylinder" and volunteered immediately), he carefully unpacked the box and stepped back to admire.
Things got a bit sticky shortly after that. I was forced to admit that I hadn't been able to, um, buy the flavouring concentrates anywhere. Sparkling soda we could do. Flavoured sparkling soda was more of a problem. The Small One ducked into the larder to see what she could find...chocolate Crusha? or how about Cream Of Chicken? She offered brightly, brandishing a can of Campbells. We settled on Lime Cordial. And it worked. I think I'll keep looking for the official flavours though.Then we'll be Groovy, Baby.