From left: Steve, Carolyn, Philemon, Poena, Riaan, Grant and moi
Nando - very relaxed dog these days - lay nearby
Princess, living up to her name, looks very regal
Later we walked over to the Guest House to join the other expats - who were having a BBQ. The staff had decorated the Lapa in fine festive style. Grant and Steve had bought a karaoke system and Poena was manning the disco.
Chef Paul and his staff made the Lapa look very beautiful
The Lapa decked out in festivities, will serve as the men's lunch venue today. they requested Indian fare which our friend, Minaz is sending from Shinyaanga later today. We others will join the client around the pool for traditional Christmas fare
Jo and Carolyn
Poena's music made the feet itch!
Grant and Steve entertained the crowds !
This morning I've been up since 3am. Askari Zechariah and I went over the Guest House, he removed the 10kg turkey from the fridge and placed it in the oven for me. I'm back home now with the gammon sizzling away in my small oven. Soon I'll wake Grant and together we'll make the trifle. At around 10 Carolyn and Steve are coming over here; Carolyn will make up a cheeseboard for pre-lunch snacks at the pool. Louise and Jo-Anne have prepared roast lamb and chicken (many South Africans don't eat turkey and ham!) a potato dish, several salads and a baked pudding.
Meanwhile, all that remains is for me to wish you all a wonderful day with family and friends.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE