On Sunday members and guests of the Gawler Petanque Club held their Christmas breakup lunch.
The first course of cold meats (including turkey) and salads, was followed by some Petanque practise to make sure everyone had room for dessert.
However, before they were allowed to have dessert, they had to do a round of an Australian version of The Twelve Days of Christmas.
This was great fun and had everyone in laughter.
Unfortunately, Father Christmas had sent an apology saying he was too busy to attend our lunch, so the President, Glenis Head and her partner, Stan Wilson had to hand out the gifts that Father Christmas had left for everyone.
Dessert was home-made Christmas pudding with a choice of brandy or vanilla custard, and pavlova, topped with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.
Before serving the Christmas pudding warm brandy was poured over it and set alight; an old English tradition.
This was followed by the singing of the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas, with each member having to sing one line. More laughter.
With everyone now very relaxed, out they went for a game to wear off some of the weight they had put on through lunch.
The results of the game were David Willis, Mark Reardon and Stan Wilson defeated John Gejas, Chris Hartman and visitor Craig Wilton 13 points to seven.
The Club will next meet on Sunday, 27 January 2019, at 10.15am. Please contact Stan or Glenis on 0488910294 for more information.
In the meantime, we would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2019.