Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Christmas South African style

1 - it's usually really sunny and hot...
2 - it's often a BBQ (braai) around the pool...
3 - there is always LOTS of food...
4 - there are always LOTS of leftovers...
5 - there is a lot of wine and champagne to be drunk...
6 - there is usually a family spat...
7 - crackers are a must...
8 - an afternoon nap is called for...
9 - dessert will happen regardless of how much one has eaten, or when...



YG prepared most of the food a day in advance so the Thai marinade could really permeate the chicken to be braaied.

The house we were house-sitting really lends itself to entertaining. We had some guests from Switzerland who thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed outdoor aspect of our Christmas celebration. A great compliment!

Even the birds had something to keep them entertained! PlayMobile Castle to the rescue!

1 comment:

Deb said...

Oh, I miss mine! I raised them for years. My pair was Ricky and Rita. I love these birds. Chloe was my baby. She use to go and visit gramma and grampa with me. Ride on my shoulder in the car! Beautiful Birds!
hugz