This was the first year that we have been apart from our friends and family on Christmas. Even though we missed having our children/parents around it was also nice to not worry about a thing. No decorations, no baking, no Christmas lunch or dinner to prepare… Just a quiet night.
The cruisers (thank you Harriet and Gustaf) arranged for a little Christmas party on 15.12.16. Everybody brought some finger food along and a secret Santa present. This freaked me out a bit, because I didn’t know what to get (max limit was 5 Euro) AND I had no wrapping paper!! The most popular present was the olive pipper, which got stolen 5-6 times. I, myself, stole a Citronella candle from the French (I want to be prepared for summer), whereas Alistair stole a weird game from Rebekah – which we may play on New Year’s, I guess the drunker, the funner J
The marina organised a Christmas / Charity event on 23.12.16. We played the Italian version of Bingo. Rules were quite confusing at first bit after 5 minutes of constant asking and repeating we got the hang of it. The charity tombola was in aid of the Asante Sana Children’s Home in Mambrui, Kenya and even I got a bit frustrated at times because none of my numbers seemed to be called, it was good fun. Later the marina offered heaps of food and some bubbles to celebrate. Obviously, I ate too much!
The BBQ on Sunday 25th was a bit larger than our normal BBQs (there were Christmas biscuits and cakes and bubbles and nearly half a beast on the barbie, Eric brought his deep fryer along) it was ‘just’ a barbie. Great fun with the few remaining liveaboards here in Licata – no stress, just food and drink and the compulsory Moelkki game afterwards.
Now, the next task is to get us all together for New Year’s Eve….
(Some photos are not mine, but either by the marina or one of our cruiser family, Miriam – more photos on fb page Marina Di Cala Del Sole
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