Xmas in July 2020

Posted: July 26, 2020 in Uncategorized

The big day arrived under cloudy skies as predicted. First up time for a hearty breakfast of frozen veggie fritters washed down with red wine as you do. It was an interesting mix to say the least

The hosts are old hands at this caper now so there was a clear plan of what had to be done and when. The cooking side required 4 Webers on the go – what is known locally as a Warble of Webers actually. With so much juicy meat around it seemed smart to post a guard but maybe not all that smart for it to be a dog. Of course with a name like Flash what could go wrong?

Naturally the success of the whole day depended on the Antipasto starter plates so of course I was put in charge. One has to consider both the nutritional appeal along with the asthetic look. Going with two different lettuces was probably the decision that generated most positive feedback. Its tough work and certainly had to wash my hands afterwards. Next time must remember to wash before too methinks. The tables were all set up which just left the wine to choose and to ensure my seat was closest to said table

Weather was a bit hit and miss by now but of course can always guarantee rain will be heaviest when people have to get from car to cover. There has not been a family gathering for some months so was great to see everyone again. Of course the two girls, especially Ruby, have changed and grown a lot in recent months. Eloise quickly gravitated towards Nonna which left me holding the baby. Literally 🙂

It was also Claudes 90th this year and wonderful to see 4 generations all together. Time then to get down to lunch and before you know it 3 hours have gone and two buttons have popped! TB have really sorted this one out with the arrangement of the 3 tables all leading into the very lazy Susan – as in it doesnt move at all. If we can get more people next year we can finally get that Pentagram set up

Our guests staggered out at staggered times for a staggered departure with the only sad faces being those of the designated drivers……CLP and I stayed the night and helped TB knock off another 10% of the food left over which means they could start running out next Thursday at this rate. Of course the really heavy rain waited until this morning when we needed to leave and it was a bit hairy first up. The closer we got to Flashman INC Sunshine Coast the better the weather looked and in the distance could see a rainbow with not so much a pot of gold at the end but almost the same – Maryhole. So it was a lot of driving for one day but some of us have to work ya know. Back on the Golf Course tomorrow to kick the ducks out of the temporary ponds left in the bunkers after the rain.

It was a great short holiday with many wonderful memories and photos to match but this one could be the winner for moi. Bye for now

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