Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas Day in Rodney Bay, St Lucia.

Sim’s friends Martin and Claire arrived from Greece on Christmas Eve to join us in St Lucia where we introduced them to our friends on SY’s “Imagine” and “Meteor” who were also joining us for Christmas. We woke to a bright, hot and sunny Christmas morning. With Alianna safely tucked up in the marina it was easy to jump off, speak with our friends who were also in the marina, have a shower and pick up last minute items from the cafes and bars that had decided to open up on the day. Bucks Fizz was dished out with a scrummy Christmas breakfast before Sim got started on “la piece de resistance” – a large turkey wrapped in bacon. Because we had 8 joining us for Christmas lunch and because everybody knows that boat kitchens are tiny; all the trimmings were delegated out to the other boats. Alianna was cooking the turkey, mashed potato, gravy and lashings of bread sauce (which we brits love), Imagine cooked the exorbitantly expensive but delicious, giant Brussels sprouts, the roast spuds and the carrots (cooked in milk), while Meteor, dealt with the pigs in blankets, the stuffing balls and the gooey chocolate brownie dessert with brandy butter. Claire and Martin supplied the cheese board and obligatory Christmas cake that Martin’s mum had made. It was a sumptuous feast of mammoth proportions, every item as the delectable as the next. We couldn’t have asked for more, celebrating the day in true English style including the Christmas Crackers with silly paper hats, all that was missing was some snow and a log fire.

1 comment:

  1. Good times...fantastic hosts..right proper traditional english christmas nosh..Thanks guys.