Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Day in Geelong

from Peceli and Wendy
First we went to the 9 o'clock church at East Geelong - the guys dressed in matching red shirts. We'd tried to buy Pacific style bula shirts but KMart didn't stock any and we did need a variety of sizes. The lovo (underground oven) was excellent, perfectly cooked dalo, pork, lamb, chicken,fish, palusami. Also kokoda (raw fish) salad, cassava and a fine trifle made by Grace. Andrew's palusami was a very good surprise using silver beet leaves. Vina'a va'alevu Andrew for the palusami and kokoda. My job was only the salad and to make up the menu and list of jobs! Bale prepared a nice looking table of healthy food. We had eleven people sharing Christmas lunch and the men/boys had done nearly all of the cooking. It's rest time now - some have gone off to visit a new baby in Melbourne etc. etc. and it's a quiet house.


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