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.