WEDNESDAY 10 AUGUST PUNGALINA
We worked 7am till 9.30pm.
It was our 14th wedding anniversary.
The guests were expected in about 1.30-2pm, so I arranged for a late lunch.
Through the morning I prepared a potato salad and a coleslaw, hard boiled eggs, marinated steaks for tonight. I’d had the meat defrosted overnight. Cooked a carrot and ginger soup to chill.
John met the new guests at the airstrip – we’d heard their plane come over.
After he brought them back to camp, in the Troopy, and they put their gear in their tent, I served lunch – a plate of assorted salads, with ham and sliced chicken loaf, followed by choc chip muffins and fruit.
We discussed, then, with them what they would like to do, whilst here, from options we outlined to them. Then John took them out in the Troopy for some sight seeing about the place. They seemed a very amiable couple.
While they were gone, I cooked a batch of Cornies biscuits, made up hamburger patties from defrosted mince, prepared fruit salad, whipped cream, started the cooking for tea.
Prepared pre-dinner nibbles – olives, marinated eggplant, salted peanuts, rollups of smoked salmon with dill pickles.
Tea was BBQ meat patties, steak and sausages, with oven baked chippies, corn cobbettes, coleslaw, fried onions. Dessert was fruit salad and cream, followed by a small cheese and biscuit plate. In O’s absence, John ate with the guests, and then chatted with them round the camp fire afterwards. I joined them after I’d finished the clean up