Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin

A friend of mine posted this on fb today so I looked it up and¬†Love Love Loved it ūüėĬ† Growing up, this was one of the most popular songs, we all¬†played it over and over again, we all¬†learned to play it on guitar, piano and any other musical instrument we could find, and boy could we sing ūüėĬ† Hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

Stairway to Heaven

Originally posted on Vancouver Sun blog site:

There have been some mighty horrible renditions of Led Zeppelin‚Äės Stairway To Heaven, but when Nancy and Ann Wilson of Heart performed the song in front of the three remaining members of the legendary British rock band at the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony on Dec. 2, it made Robert Plant cry tears of joy.

(The band was being honoured by President Barack Obama alongside David Letterman and Dustin Hoffman.)

Watch it and understand why. When the choir kicks in and Ann Wilson wails Plant‚Äôs famous ‚ÄúAnd as we wind on down the road‚Ķ‚ÄĚ you might shed a tear or two yourself.

Fun Friday Cocktail – Infused Spirits

I’m not a huge Vodka fan¬†but this is¬† good.¬†¬†¬†It make a great hostess gift or¬†a unique homemade¬†Christmas gift.

It’s so much cheaper to make this way than buying store bought flavored Vodka.

¬†Once you’ve made your “brew” you only need to wait about a week.
Choose a clean, air-tight jar: quart sized mason jars work well. Using smaller jars will allow you to divide a liter of vodka into a few jars, giving you the ability to create small batches of a variety of flavors at once. Wash the ingredients, place them inside the jar and fill it with vodka. Shake a few times and cover tightly with a lid.
You will want to store your¬†“brew” in a cool, dark place and shake it 3-5 times a day .
On average the ingredients should stay in the liquor for 3-5 days. Some of your more intense flavors will only need 3 days, less intense flavors should stay in the jar for a full week or more . You will want to do a taste test every few days to see if the flavors are sufficient.  Ahhh the best part, taste testing mmm mmmm.
 photo courtesy of happyhourmagonline.com
Use this basic recipe for any fruit:

Fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and gently patted dry

Good quality vodka

1 tablespoon granulated sugar per mason jar

For Peach Vodka use peeled, sliced peaches

For Citrus vodka use one medium lemon and one small orange, sliced into rounds and stacked in the mason jars

Just fill your jars to the top with fruit and fill jar with vodka, DONE!  How easy is that!?

There are so many combinations you can use:

Cucumber and Lime РVodka Martini

Tomato and Hot Pepper – Bloody Mary or a Ceaser

Pineapple

Cinnamon and Nutmeg – Add to Baileys or a Black Russian

Lemon Infused – Lemon drop shooter

Cherry – Cherry Bomb

For more great ideas check out Infused Vodka

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Kigu Meme

I just heard the craziest thing on the radio on the way home from work yesterday.

The newest fashion¬†trend is the “tail”!!!

TellTails are a new line of wearable animal tails sold in the U.K. and by specialty retailer Kigu.

You can choose to have a  Lizard, Squirrel, Dinosaur, Lion, Lemur and Fox tails to add-on to your outfit for the day!  Seriously???

You attach your tail with elasticized waist and shoulder bands.  They cost between 40 and 50 bucks.

Lemur Tail

These head-to-toe animal outfits, sometimes worn as pajamas, were turned into a fashion statement by trendy youth in the Shibuya area of Tokyo, but can now be found worldwide in schools, nightclubs, and music videos.

I was born in the year of the monkey so this would seem an obvious choice

Check out some of the other animal outfits they have

http://www.kigu.co.uk/shop/animals.html

Monkey - PRE ORDER NOW FOR DISPATCH ON 15TH JAN

I don’t think I’ll be purchasing a tail anytime soon however, nor wearing my monkey suit out the next time I go clubbing. ūüėÄ

I think I’ll stick to my jeans and a t-shirt

Jeans and t-shirt for Petite Blythe

 

This is one fashion trend I will not be following.