Happy Holidays and Happy Boxing Day everybody! It’s been a pretty crazy couple of days here. For Christmas we drove out to Waiuku to spend the afternoon with our friends Mike and Sue and their family. Although we missed lunch, we did get there in time for desert and crackers; which are always fun. Sue actually made her crackers as she said she was totally over the cheap stuff that comes inside them. This is why we are wearing those lovely hats you see above.
We stayed until 5 when we raced back home to another party our flatmate had invited us to. This was more of a family affair and we got to meet her sister and both her sons as well as a cousin. We’ve also had a friend of Jane’s by the name of Joyce staying for the past week or so from Dubai. She’s been here training for a duathalon that’s coming up tomorrow during her vacation. It’s amazing how much she and Jane train for their sports. I think they’re up at like 5-6 am everyday running, biking or swimming in the sea. it’s exhausting just thinking about it. Speaking of folks training like mad, Jane invited her running club over for a boxing day bar-b-que. Everyone brought a dish and Marc manned the grill.
He did a very good job too considering at one point there was four people standing around trying to give helpful advice. It was a wonderful party and we were surrounded by very fit people half of whom were vegetarians. I’ve got to say that nut loaf is actually pretty good, as is falafel. Not ready to give up sausages though.
The evening is winding down now, and tomorrow is supposed to be more of a regular day; although I believe most of the country is off work till next year. I want to wish everyone a most joyous holiday season and a healthy, prosperous new year. Oh, and one more thing…. Do y’all remember that artichoke field I photographed a month ago? Well when we passed it yesterday we got a nice surprise. Take a look.