Aussieisms: Cherries are for Christmas

We plunked ourselves down around the community tables in the marina last Friday for our weekly barbecue. The informal “it’s going to happen anyway” gathering is comforting in its unplanned simplicity…we love this regular reconnection with our boaty neighbors.

Plates of munchies were around. Jacqui brought out a bowl full of fresh cherries, sighed, and said “now it’s really Christmas.” Cherries? Christmas? Yes, if you live in Australia.

cherries = Christmas

Validated the cherries=Christmas theory at Christmas dinner with Aussie friends… apparently it’s true. Being just after the the midsummer solstice…of course! Why not?

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5 Responses to Aussieisms: Cherries are for Christmas

  1. boatbaby December 27, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    Looks deliciously festive! How fun to learn some upsidedown Christmas traditions!

  2. MikeAlisaEliasEric December 28, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    Hi Behan, we hope to meet the Totem crew in the next few weeks as we head south from Iluka. Please email me when you get a chance so we can try to connect. Glad to see you are all having a cherry chrissie down under! -Alisa and Galactic crew alisa_abookire@yahoo.com

  3. Suzanne January 1, 2012 at 12:38 am #

    Looks delicious!

  4. HarryWS January 1, 2012 at 5:29 am #

    Hope you enjoyed the fireworks in Sydney. Will you be comming south down the coast.
    Harry
    at Malua Bay
    SV Malua

  5. Anonymous January 1, 2012 at 11:33 am #

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