MONDAY 5 SEPTEMBER PUNGALINA
Worked 7am till 9.30pm, though we were at the camp, talking with the guests, till later.
After breakfast – with cooked bacon and eggs – O took the men out sight seeing. I packed a smoko for them of leftover pikelets, and biscuits.
I cooked a couple of chicken breasts for cold meat for lunch, and also defrosted some left over roast beef that I’d put away. Defrosted a fruit cake earlier made. I made a batch of cheese scones and tarted up last night’s left over rice, into a rice salad to go on the lunch plates, with hard boiled eggs and the usual salad things.
Guests were in for lunch and I served salad and meat plates. These always look pretty good, if I do say so myself – colourful and generous. There were scones and fruit cake to follow.
They all went out again with O, after lunch.
I prepared the steaks for tea and made fruit salad.
I was half expecting O to come back and say they were going out again to watch the sunset from the Escarpment, but he didn’t. I think that, at this end of the season, he was losing his enthusiasm for guests!
After the usual nibblies, tea was brandy pepper steaks with jacket baked potatoes, gingered carrot and zucchini sticks, followed by fruit salad and cream.
After cleanup, we joined the guests around the camp fire. O departed not long after, but we stayed talking with them until they went off to bed.