A community christmas

This was a big community weekend for us.  Saturday was the Fire Brigade Christmas Party.

In the country, the locals *are* the fire brigade.  If there is a fire anywhere in the district, all the able-bodied people are expected to show up if they possibly can.

The Parkesbourne Brigade Christmas was a very pleasant barbeque and quiz night.  I won the door prize of a fruit platter from Divalls Greengrocers.  (I nearly always win the door prize, particularly if toasters are involved…)

Sunday was the local landcare group Christmas party.  A very enjoyable day with our local community, with special thanks to Marie for her trifle and Nancy for her fabulous jelly slice.

Actually all the food was delicious – we took some medieval fare.  Rissoles dressed up as hedgehogs (or perhaps echidnas), an onion and walnut quiche, and a herb salad with figs.  Allison made her famous mint cordial.  A lot of it came from our garden.

This was the first use of the tennis courts, and good fun if awful tennis.

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