Right, this is the rebirth of my blogging. My first post in at least 5 years, with a new domain and a new title.
Anyone who knows my wife, @kerrching, knows that she's a Apple nut. Also, with a June birthday, she has conveniently positioned herself perfectly for the Apple release cycle. An iPad was inevitable for her birthday, but I knew that if I just delivered a wrapped box, there wouldn't be much of a surprise. Where's the fun in that? So I rang my friends James and Paul, who happens to run the finest chocolate shop in London, and said "Could you freeze an iPad in chocolate carbonite, and have it survive?". They weren't sure, but were willing to give it a go.
Additionally, iPads aren't available yet in South Africa, so it had to smuggled over from London, without Kay finding out what was going on.
The prepared product:
The "I like chocolate, but you gave me 2 kg of it for my birthday, are you a bit nuts? look":
Why don't you pull on that little ribbon embedded in the chocolate?
With many many thanks to all the wonderful people who helped this to happen:
Simon , who waited in line forever at the London Apple Store to source the machine itself.
Karen, who went through a couple of hours of hell trying to explain what was going on to the South African customs people.
Oh, and just in case you're worried: no iPads were harmed in this production :)