Our Big Party (Which Is Why I Haven’t Posted In Days)

December 14, 2008

So, been a few days.  Had to focus on the rest of life for a little while there,  Every year Nancy and I throw a big party — an Australian Christmas Party.  What makes it Australian? you ask.  Well, in Australia, Christmas is a summer holiday.  It’s hot and sunny, and the year we were there we spent Christmas at the beach eating shrimp and fresh strawberries, boogie-boarding in the waves, and playing cricket.  So we get a ton of shrimp, we get Tim-Tams and Mint Slices (our two favorite Aussie cookies), as well as a ton of other food (cheeses, satay chicken, chips, etc.) we have our friends bring plonk, and we light a fire in the fireplace and crank up the heat so that people will come in shorts and t-shirts and be comfortable, despite the 30 degree (Fahrenheit) weather outside.  Great fun.  But also a lot of work.  So I spent the last half of the week shopping for food, as well as for holiday gifts for family.  Then yesterday we were getting the house ready for dozens of guests.  And, well, blogging and work kind of fell by the wayside.

The party was last night, and it was a great success.  And now I can get back to work for a week before traveling for the holidays.


3 Responses to “Our Big Party (Which Is Why I Haven’t Posted In Days)”

  1. Graham said

    “Shrimp”?… “shrimp??”… Paul Hogan has a lot to answer for!

    The correct term is “prawns” 🙂

    “I bought a cupla k’s o’ prawns for Chrissy” is the aussie way of sayin’ it.

    Avagoodweegend 🙂

    You are missing “Christmas Eve in the Gutter at the Body’s” too… 😦

    Will send you pics. 🙂

  2. Graham said

    And, here’s the blast from the past re the shrimp word, which, I should add, raised much comment by aussies when it first was aired:

  3. davidbcoe said

    Lest anyone doubt it, Aussies take their prawns quite seriously….

    Thanks for the comments, Mate. Sorry we’ll miss the party. Here’s hoping we’re there in 2010. Give my best to your lovelies.

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