Yes I will. I just can't cook, serve, be a hostess and do every other little thing.
Christmas Eve dinner is over for another year. My holiday now begins. It has been a funny time,with 12 guests unable to make the party and another three arriving late because of work commitments. But, with the current financial situation if you are needed to work, you work.
A complete change of theme this year. Informality and a family orientation. We had "A Cowboy Xmas". I got the idea for this when I was traveling in the USA and we stopped at a 'Texas Roadhouse'. The customers where just like people up on the downs.
Everyone came with their cowboy hats on. For some this just meant getting the "Akubra" out of the cupboard, others had to find theirs in a shop.
Storms were forecast and I had vision of us being drowned on the verandah.
We used an old piece of mesh to hang the lights and boots over the centre of the table.
Red and white check overlays and a red overlay on the centre table cloth. A mixture of napkins, red, green and checks. A small Xmas tree with candy canes and some angels.
The house looked welcoming.
Our old Christmas ornaments welcomed guests as they came through the front door.
Then everything went wild and I was so busy I couldn't take another photo.
Next year I will appoint a photographer.
Here is our Menu.Download Menu 2008