In the past few years, we haven’t bothered much with seeing the New Year in. We might watch something on TV until we can’t keep our eyes open anymore and console ourselves with the fact that somewhere East of us it’s already New Year before crashing into bed.
But we didn’t get away with it this time! The Bakers from George came to spend the night, there was music, a fire, lots to eat and drink and plenty of fun. We sat around the fire in the pit while the chickens cooked in the Weber. It was a little chilly but the night was still and starry.
After dinner, we had to find something to keep us from falling asleep before midnight! The TV helped entertain some with a count down to 2020 programme. The kids entertained themselves outdoors and the rest of us played ‘Sevens’ around the table. It was great fun as we used two packs of cards which did not help with strategising! Lauren was the overall winner but I was delighted to win at least one game!
We watched the countdown on television, popped open a bottle of champagne, wished each other and then chatted a while before going to bed. The Bakers stayed over and to make space Jay, Simon, Shannon and Robin camped in the valley. The boys slept under the stars on a mattress in the bakkie (pick-up) and the girls took the tent. It was a cool evening but the hot, early morning sun woke them early and they were back at the house swimming in the pool before 08:00!
After enjoying coffee and a chat on the patio, the Bakers packed up and headed back to George just after nine.
2020 has certainly made an excellent start!