There’s a one-off and
there’s coincidence. It’s three times in a row that makes for tradition.
Christmas looks particularly
good dressed up in tradition.
This Girl is heading north
to Cairns, so this year Christmas is going to be all poolside cocktails and
The Other Girl is a little
nonplussed that our own Christmas tradition will go by the wayside and it got
us thinking. What traditions do we celebrate at Christmas?
The Two Girls and Boxing Day Dinner
For the last three years,
The Other Girl has loaded up a basket of left overs and come over for Boxing
Day dinner. We exchange pressies, eat way too much food and have an unhurried
and unharried dinner together – all the benefits of a Christmas meal with none
of the stress.
This Girl loves to pore
over recipes books and magazines to select my Christmas menu. I spend weeks
looking at options including reviewing each November and December edition of my
almost 20 year collection of Gourmet Traveller magazine. Then I forensically plan the preparation.
I like to start Christmas
with a formal sit down dinner the night before. I always do a Christmas
cocktail and three courses.
A themed Christmas is a
tradition introduced by the Lovely Deputy. Last year’s was peacock colours.
That’s tree decorations, wrapping and table setting.
This tradition will stretch
to Cairns, champagne for breakfast while unwrapping gifts. It’s the perfect way
to start the day.
traditions do you celebrate at Christmas?