Tuesday, 26 December 2006

Xmas Langkawi Style

Laughter is brightest in the place where food is - Irish Proverb
We had earlier caught up with old friends from Kimberley cruising, Ray and Brenda from 'Sunchaser II', and Geoff from 'Pussyfoot'. So it was arranged for us all to meet at Echo Beach for the festive season. We were fully provisioned with all the fresh produce, lots of alcohol beverages courtesy of the duty-free port, and I had made the Xmas Pudding (yes I still make this from scratch) and the Xmas Pine Cone cheese spread (my recipe featured in Cruising Helmsman).
Tientos decorated

The Xmas Pudding
Xmas Pine Cones
Tientos was decorated and Sunchaser also joined in. As we headed for shore to start the BBQ, along came a MacGregor 26 full to the bulwarks with expats and locals also with the same idea in mind.
Santa and Frosty line the deck
Tientos dressed for the occasion
Sunchaser and Tientos together again
The McGregor arrives with Pussyfoot in the background
As the champers flowed so did the ideas; Geoff kidnapped Santa from Tientos to join in the festivities.
Santa by dinghy
Santa supervising festivities
Santa with the local Tiger Beer
Local fishermen also joined us and loved my pudding.  I really hope the alcohol was burnt off! What a fantastic time to renew old friendships and make new ones.
Xmas Photo Shoot
Keith the firie lighting the Brandy
Yachties, Expats and Locals for Xmas 2006
Merry Xmas from Keith and Lea 2006

May all your bars be wooden and well-stocked!

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