Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Christmas at the Beach

Most Australians will have a family meal on Christmas day and exchange presents. It probably won't be a barbecue, and it is most unlikely to be on the beach. Instead it will be somewhere cool and shaded, indoors with the airconditioning on possibly, but perhaps outside in the garden under a shade sail.

A decorated tree in Manly, a Sydney beach suburb.

Seafoods, salads and sparkling wines are likely to feature strongly on the menu, especially if you are near the coast with access to good prawns and oysters. If your family is of British ancestry, as mine is, then the meal is likely to contain some remarkably similar elements to that which your cousins in the Old Country are enjoying --  a large roast of some sort and a steamed Christmas pud.

Joyeux Noël 
wherever you are and whatever your Chistmas tradition is.


  1. Happy Christmas to you both too!

  2. Merry Christmas you two...
    Enjoy your pintade...
    and don't forget...
    take a brisk walk "comme les Anglais" afterwards...
    helps settle the meal my father used to say...
    as he set off...

  3. Enjoy seasonal festivities with family and friends wherever they may be and with whatever you choose to do. À votre santé.

  4. Every good wish for Christmas and the new year ahead! xx

  5. Many thanks for the Christmas wishes everyone.

    Tim: I've never understood the walk after a meal concept. My body is busy concentrating on digesting at this time and sending blood to the legs for walking just isn't gonna happen. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one.