Thank you to everyone who responded to my gherkin SOS. It has taken nearly a week, but I am happy to announce that we have finally got it open. I tried all your suggestions, but in the end it was simple. I went out for a night of sewing, gossiping, eating gingerbread and drinking tea, while the Boy Wonder had some friends over for sausages, beer and a violent DVD.
When I came home, feeling a little like someone from an Austen novel, the house was dark and silent except for the whirring of the dishwasher. This heartwarming note lay on the kitchen counter:
And they say romance is dead! It turns out that eating rather a lot of spicy beef sausages from the halal butcher, drinking several French beers and watching a movie about a boy who wants to be a superhero gave the Boy Wonder just the strength he needed to wrest open the lid. I’m happy to hire him out if you have a similar problem. Just be aware that he can eat quite a lot…
Ha ha – brilliant.
And he has very nice handwriting!
It's amazing what a few beers can do.
I was convinced you were going to say you put the jar in the dishwasher!
Woo hoo for the Boy Wonder ;0)
Yay!! (probably a little too much enthusiasm there) Hope it was all worth it.
I'm sitting at my desk, trying to look busy and efficient… except I snorted with laughter which somewhat gave the game away that I was reading your post rather than working on documents..
He he….glad your problem is solved…I was going to offer suggestions but everyone else had already offered the same ones….
I hope the gherkins lived up to your expectations.
Buy the way, I've checked out the Orla Kiely chocolates, thanks for sharing the info (looked at them on-line that is….not checked them out in my mouth)…they look gorgeous..maybe we should start hinting for Valentines Day?!