Luckily our state border opened on the 13 Dec. So Carol and David were allowed to come from NSW to visit us for Christmas but they had to get a negative test and apply for a border pass before crossing the border. Then they needed another negative test five days after arriving here. Anyway they made it and we have been so happy to see them and have them stay with us. They also go over to the other side of Brisbane and stay with David's parents for a while too.
Carol has become interested in baking bread and cakes, which is unusual because they don't eat a lot of carbohydrates, always watching their weight and fitness. However, she has enjoyed cooking Swiss Züpfe, a type of butter bread. She has also made Bernese Lebkuchen, which is gingerbread.
We celebrate on Christmas Eve like in Switzerland. The young ones like this so that they can go to their English and Australian families to celebrate on Christmas Day.
For our meal we had a traditional Australian fare. Prawns, Moreton Bay Bugs, potato salad, bean salad and Russian Salad. Bill showed Carol how to bake buns made from flour and yoghurt. It was followed by Carol's trifle and lebkuchen.