Here are my answers to Cee’s Share Your World Questions
What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas is definitely the big celebration in our family – it always has been and always will be. Over the years the way in which I have celebrated has changed and it is often nt the same from one year to the next. Last year we had our last Christmas in our ex-home in Cape Town. In 2013 we celebrated in Australia. We have had a few Christmases in the wild. But in usually we celebrate with our Kokstad Clan and that is where we will be this year.
What types of food is associated with your holiday?
Living in the southern hemisphere we have a summer Christmas – it is hot and light and traditional roast dinners are not part of the plan. We eat cold roasted meats and delicious salads. This year my daughter and a niece are doing all the organising and everybody has been assigned a dish to bring. There will be more than 20 of us sharing lunch at The Farm.
Do you travel for your holiday?
Usually – yes. It’s a two day road trip to Kokstad. Six of us usually pile into our 7-seater car but this year we’re going in convey in the Ford Everest and Toyota Avanza as half the family need to get back earlier than the other. We will overnight in Graaff Reinet.
Is it a religious or spiritual holiday?
Is there a gift exchange?
Yes – We have been assigned who to buy for and how much to spend so that we are not left penniless for the rest of the year. Those who have kids buy for as many kids as they have and each couple buys for another couple. So if you have 3 kids you buy for 3 assigned children. The gifts are opened together at the celebration.
How long does the celebration last?
The whole day and probably the next.
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am grateful for our new Ford Everest which promises to transport us to many adventurous places for a good few years to come. I am looking forward to a great Family Reunion and Festive Season.