Hi again, everyone. I hope you all had a splendid long weekend. I wonder if any of you South African bloggers were down here on the Umhlanga beach, when hubby and I went walking on Monday. I have some pics, which I’ll post tomorrow, just as soon as I can work out how to get them out of my iPhone.
Sunday was a delicious day, as went off up the hill to my sister’s for lunch. There were seventeen of us, including one very sweet baby boy, who never cried once. He was passed around from person to person, and seemed to just love all the attention.
The braai was well under way when we arrived,
and my mom was sitting out on the patio, holding court. I think she got just as much fussing around as the baby did, and she just laps it up.
My sister had made wonderful salads, which were all very delicious and different.
When the meat was cooked, it was time to tuck in, and we didn’t need telling twice.There were sticky ribs, chicken pieces, and several types of sausage, as well as a plate of thinly sliced fillet. (Apologies to any vegetarian viewers.)
My contribution was a decadent chocolate mousse, covered in chocolate sauce, dollops of whipped cream and crushed Cadbury Crunchie bars, and a bowl of strawberries. Another friend had brought along a plate piled with chocolate brownies, over which she’d scattered a load of chocolate malted puffs, for good measure. This was not a day to count calories, or to worry about cholesterol levels.
What a feast we all had, and there was very little left over, as you can imagine. Hubby and I decided, as we drove home, that no food was required until the morrow, and we stuck to that.
I’m so happy for my sister, who has sold a couple of her paintings this past week, so she’s very thrilled indeed. One of them was her wonderful leopard painting, which was sold to a Belgian tourist at one of the game lodges.
She’s now busy working on another one, which I’ll show you when it’s finished.
Have a great day everyone. Chat again soon.
The food looks divine!! Congratulations to your sister on selling that beautiful painting (I have painted it, I would have been very sorry to see it go!!)
Thanks so much, ppd. My sister never stops painting, so there is always another great one to look at. 😉
What a talent your family have.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks so much, Francine. Hugs to you.
The braai looks delish!
Good morning, Hopestar. Hope you’re feeling much better today. Hugs xx
First your photographs made me hungry (the time in here now, is 02.13 after mid night)
second I loved your sister’s painting… she is great artist… and I am going to caress/or pet my own big cat instead of a Leopard… (I am crazy with all cats, big or small 🙂 )
Finally I loved your post… Thank you dear AD and Good luck for your sister… Love, nia
Thanks, so much for you lovely comment, nia. You really keep very late hours, so it’s no wonder that you feel hungry looking at my photos. 😉 Love to you too.
Family gatherings are wonderful,pictures shows that you had a great time, 🙂
The painting of a leopard is beautiful!! Looks so real, nice post as always
Thanks so much, matron. Hope you had a great weekend too. 😉
That sounds like a feast! The painting is awesome!
Yes it was a real feast, Madhu. I really felt that I could stroke the fur on that leopard. 😉
Oh my word…my kind of food, AD! I’m drooling, and I’m not even hungry 😉
I had to look twice at your sister’s painting – I thought it was a photo!!! Wow, she is so talented, I’m so pleased she has sold a painting!!! xxx
Hi there. Yes, you would have enjoyed the braai. There wasn’t much left after we’d all had our fill. My sister has sold a few paintings this year. Things are looking up. 😉 xxx
Looks like you had fun sweetie. What a stunning painting! Love it! She is so very talented. 🙂
Thanks, Sonel. I’m so proud of my sister. 😉 xxx
Now that’s a proper spread! (Great painting too :-)).
Absolutely, Lance. Thanks for the visit. 😉
Wow you made me hungry with all those grille shots! 😀 I dig the paining too 🙂
I could eat it all over again, DC. 🙂
LOL,it DOES lok good,don’t it? 😀
A beautiful painting!
Thanks, Sue. My sister has amazed us all with her new found talent. 😉