Celebrating the Holidays at The Farm

We have been having fun here at Jubilee Farm, Plettenberg Bay. The weather has mainly been sunny with the odd cooler day with a spit and a spot of much-needed rain. Friends have dropped in, the kids have bonded and the adults have enjoyed each other’s company.  And of course, there has been a great deal of cooking and eating of delicious Christmas food!

On Christmas Eve we went to the beach early in the morning, Lisa and Lauren went horse riding later in the day and we braaied in the evening.

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Outlook Beach, Plettenberg Bay
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In front of the farmhouse
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Shan singing and playing the guitar
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Lisa and Lauren riding
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The Earl and The Jayster bonding at the braai
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Lollz, Lauren, The Earl and Me

On Christmas day it was just the nine of us.  We missed Joshua of course but he was having a proper European Christmas while we soaked up the summer sun!

I cooked roast lamb the Greek way.  It was served with tzatziki, Lauren’s roast potatoes, vegetables and an enormous Greek Salad with a South African influence.  Lauren also did some roast pork.   We lit the Christmas Pudding and served it with ice cream.

 

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Lolz about to open her Secret Santa gift
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Jay chose just the right gift for Shan
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Simon played Santa
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Lisa loves the gift for the cats
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Jay is a convert to Vietnamese food so was thrilled to receive the appropriate cookbook!

 

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Yay – Melktertjie Liqueur

 

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The Earl chose this all by himself!

 

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Guess who is going to be cooking lots of curries!

 

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The Table All Set and Ready for Christmas Dinner
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Wow – Thanks Gran And Aunty Lauren

 

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A delicious Christmas spread

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Lauren and Allan lighting the Christmas Pud

On The Day of Goodwill (Boxing Day) Lauren and Allan’s friends also ex-Kokstad and now living in George came to spend the day.   They had their kids within weeks of each other so they have grown up very closely together.

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Braai Master Allan

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We eat again
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Kids in the pool
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Best of Friends
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Come on it – There’s room for everyone

 

Nicoline’s mom was spending some time with them and it was lovely to see her again. We are just so lucky to have such an awesome family and fabulous friends.  Having everybody together is so relaxed and we just have fun together.  There is no better way to spend a South African Christmas!

 

 

 

Published by puppy1952

I am making the most of the South African Lifestyle and hope with my blog to share some of the adventures my husband and I are having in our retirement. We live at the Southern Tip of Africa in the small coastal town of Struisbaai. Earl and I have a Gecko off-road caravan and we travel around South Africa frequently. We are bird and wild life enthusiasts so are often in game reserves.

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