Monday, 8 November 2010
The Carnival is Over
Looking out my office window now, one would hardly guess that a grand party extending over two days has just occurred this past weekend. Look closely at the lawn and the odd stubby cap, prawn head or rib bone may be apparent but all other signs have been cleared. Marquees dismantled, rubbish dumped, eskies washed, cold room cleared, tables and chairs returned. All that remains is a bone-tired weariness that only forty-year-olds would understand!
With guests arriving as early as Friday evening and having just farewelled the last I am left feeling thankful for the wonderful people in my life. It was a weekend filled with happiness and joy, not to mention chocolate hazelnut pavlova, vanilla bean, cherry ripe and irish liqueur cheesecakes, smoked pulled pork, freshly baked ham, roast pork and crackling, banana prawns, just-cooked mudcrabs and every beautiful salad imaginable. A great opportunity to catch up with friends as well as add a few kilos.
Starting at eleven o'clock Saturday we catered for lunch and tea, with many staying over for breakfast, then lunch again. Fortunately we are masters of over-catering and nobody left hungry.
Looking forward now to school camp next week. I will be accompanying the two older girls as we head to Brisbane for a week's adventure. Ten kids in a dorm, can't wait!