It’s so much more satisfying to have the luxury of a whole weekend to spend with friends instead of trying to fit in a meal together in the city. City people should probably be having more sleep-overs.
I thought that, since Daniel and I didn’t have a winter holiday planned this year, we would be feeling the weight of the winter season – and a wet one at that. But no… visitors from down south alleviate any potential ennui, and provide lovely companions for doing morning yoga sessions in the Shed.
There’s a yogic lesson in accepting the way things are, and, even better, embracing them. It’s winter. Let’s celebrate!
Here’s how we might do a weekend of fun:
- Invite special people.
- Have a welcoming fire in the slow combustion fireplace on their arrival.
- Everyone sits around the kitchen bench and watches Daniel cook a delicious risotto.
- Serve a really good red wine.
- Forget dessert because our guests bring amazing offerings. This weekend Pi Wei brought Kakawa “edible jewels” (chocolates) from Sydney.
- Talk politics, yoga, sea/tree change and anything else until bedtime.
- Do a not-too-early morning yoga session.
- Go to the Waterbird Cafe for breakfast with guests and local friends.
- Make sure there’s a dolphin pod sighting in the river.
- Walk on the beach at Manning Point.
- At home again, laze, read papers, and books around the fire.
- Nicely ask guests to pick fresh vegetables for dinner out of the garden.
- Move into gear for dinner, sitting around kitchen table, eating nibbles, drinking red wine and watching Daniel cook Bill’s fresh corn fritters.
- After dinner, adjourn to the t.v. room to watch a dvd.
- Breakfast on porridge with stewed fruit and serve fresh juice made from local oranges.
- Drive to local sights and then to Wingham flying fox reserve.
- Finish up at Bent on Food for lunch and farewells.