Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Planning For The Return

MAYDAY! MAYDAY! Laura waited 25 years to see you again and in a mere 12 days time it will happen again on May 21st (or the morning of May 22nd for us in the UK). Will we ever be truly prepared for the return of Twin Peaks? I'm trying my best to do everything I can to make it the best premiere viewing possible. Here are some ideas for you too!

On May 21st I'll be proudly wearing a blue rose all day. I might wear my Double R Diner waitress uniform on the night but since I have to wait until 2am for the new series to air, I may just throw on a Twin Peaks UK Festival tee shirt (I've collected a few over the years) to be comfy.

If you live in the UK like me you'll have to stay awake until 2am for the show to begin and won't be going to sleep until after 4am so it's imperative you stock up on coffee to stay caffeinated and alert. I already have a bag of David Lynch Signature Cup Coffee in my cupboard specially (just make sure there aren't any fish in the percolator).

But because this is such a momentous occasion for Peakies across the Globe I think it's only right that we all toast the return with an alcoholic beverage. My choice: a creamy, dreamy classic Espresso Martini. They're simple to make at home if you have a cocktail shaker and are sure to get you in the mood.

Espresso Martini

50ml Vodka 
35ml Coffee Liquer
1 shot of espresso

Pour the vodka, coffee liqueur and espresso into a cocktail shaker. Fill your martini glass with ice to chill and then add more ice to the cocktail shaker. Lock your shaker and shake, shake, shake! Empty the ice from your glass and strain the liquid from the shaker into it. Garnish with three coffee beans and serve.

Another recommended stimulant to keep your senses active is copious amounts of sugar. Ensure you have donuts and cherry pie to keep the midnight munchies at bay. I wish it weren't true but I'm no Norma Jennings and my baking skills are non existent, so I bought a cherry pie from my local supermarket and froze it on the day of purchase to make sure I'd have some. My older sister on the other hand is a domestic Goddess and will be firing up her doughnut maker for the occasion. There are some fantastic recipes for all kinds of doughnuts in the wonderful Twin Peaks recipe book 'Damn Fine Cherry Pie'.

I've put together a playlist especially for the evening. Other than the soundtrack itself and music from Fire Walk With Me it includes some 50s and 60s hits and the work of the great band Silencio. One of my favourite songs which has nothing to do with Twin Peaks but so reminds me of it is a track called Black Coffee by Joanne Weaver. Definitely check it out if you haven't heard it before! I first came across it when Lydia Darling, a beautiful burlesque performer did a routine to this song dressed as Laura Palmer trapped in the black lodge - you can just imagine her wandering the chevron corridors and endlessly pouring coffee when you listen to this song. Thank you to all my wonderful and faithful Twitter followers who gave me playlist suggestions when I asked last week!

And yes, I've booked Monday off work as there is just no way after staying up all night long high on caffeine will I be coherent to perform to my best abilities at work the following day. Those who know me and who don't know Twin Peaks seem to think this is excessive but I know if you're reading this you'll understand.

How are you planning to sit down to the new series? Let me know in the comments below or Tweet me @TheBlueRoseBlog. Hang loose Howies!

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