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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