Well, as far as I can see, the men and children wait for the day to arrive while women all over the world prepare for the festivities and meals for that day!
Yesterday I was in Shinyanga doing the last minute shopping for our function which we're having tonight at the Guest House. Grant ordered Indian bitings (snacks) to be served. The main meal, instead of the ubiquitous braai/BBQ, will be Chicken Biryani, Vegetable Biryani and raita. Apart from all the company expats (who are very excited at having a Christmas party) being there, Grant's also invited the people from the client. So it will be a veritable United Nations with Indians, Pakistanis, Ghanians, Filipinos, Serbians, one Englishman, two English-speaking South Africans (Grant and me) and twelve Afrikaans - speaking South Africans!
Meanwhile I've the 6kg turkey thawing on the kitchen counter, with the gammon next to it. Today I'll be making the stuffing of pork sausages, breadcrumbs and herbs for the turkey. I will start to roast it in the oven at 3am on Christmas day. Once I've prepared the gammon with a sticky sauce, I'll be grilling that in the oven too.
Meanwhile on Christmas morning Grant will make a large trifle (Christmas puddings are store bought and will be heated just before lunch) and I will make a large three-bean salad.
Yesterday Michael mowed the lawn at our house and over at the Guest House. I wandered around camera in hand and took some photos for posterity!
Our resident rooster and two of his five hens enjoy the newly mowed grass
A cool and shadowy garden surrounds our house
One corner of our house with the reed fence which encloses our back garden
To everyone who may be going on a blogging break and all the others who, like me, are blogging straight through:
MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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