Friday, December 24, 2010

Xmas Eve



As with a tradition established here in New York Celia and Sue host dinner for Xmas Eve. A mix of Aussie consultants and friends alone at Xmas join then for dinner. This time it was planned for 12. Sue's sister Sally was here as well as me, two artist friends Martha and Bernard, Miranda and Patrick also came; Miranda is Di Leighfield's daughter, a friend of mine from PMYC, working here as a printer.
Celia and I cooked between setting the table, working out a time line, mixing hard sauce etc Just like old times!
We started with nibbles and Champagne, then dinner and the whole trimmings. Turkey,ham (in true Aussie style enough to last for a few weeks into the new year. We had roast veges, ratatouille,gravy but no stuffing .. we don't like it so we didn't make any! We had Xmas pudding, hard sauce and custard. A treat for Patrick who ahd never had it before He also ahd never seen Bon Bons but got into the mood by wearing his gold crown hat with the rest of us. Even wore his crown home on the Subway.
We had a Kris Kringle round that was very good each ending usp with suitable gifts. I got a hand warmer!
A great evening was had by all

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