Friday Afternoon Traditions

26 Mar

It used to be 4 friends gathering for a cup of coffee and a chat at the end of the weekend. It was simple and we were done after an hour and a half, at best. There was no planning and certainly no cooking involved.

Over the last couple of weeks it has become coffee and cake, followed by fabulous ‘Sunday night dinner’ for 10+. It’s awesome… and the best way to end the weekend even though it sometimes results in yet ANOTHER late night.

On the menu last night:

Olaf’s Coffee and Gerda’s Chocolate Cupcakes followed, a few hours later, by…


Orazio’s AMAZING tomato,basil and mozzarella pizza (we love having an Italian on our pooldeck). We managed to get him to show us how he does it with an afternoon ‘Master Class’. Not sure if mine will taste anything like his but I’m going to give it a try (or just get the neighbour to keep making da pizza).


We are blessed to share our time in The Land of Sand with such a lovely bunch of friends.



6 Responses to “Friday Afternoon Traditions”

  1. Jana March 27, 2011 at 12:24 am #

    There’s very few things in the world worth as much as having friends that make us feel thankful. That, and chocolate cupcakes so good we don’t care they’re all over our face 🙂

    • dustbusting March 27, 2011 at 5:03 am #

      So true, Jana. You know,as well as we do, just how important making connections with others is when you are far away from home. Friends make the world of difference and enrich our lives more than many other things are able to. We are so grateful for them and the memories they help to create.

  2. Fay March 27, 2011 at 3:39 am #

    Hi Philippa, Olav and Luca! I still remember our Friday afternoons/ evenings at the pooldeck with braai and other nice food/ beverage ;-). Luca looks great with his chockie face heheheh.

    Hope you guys are doing fine? We are in Vietnam which is great but Facebook is not working so we catch up when we are back in Holland (arriving 31st of March).
    Say hi to Horacio, the Burgers and you guys. Big hug, Jan & Fay x

    • dustbusting March 27, 2011 at 5:11 am #

      Hi Fay

      It’s lovely to have such great neighbours, Fay. Orazio and I were just chattting last night, deciding on next week’s meal. I am sure he will come up with something awesome for us to make.
      We were just chatting about the FB in Vietnam problem with Steve and TC over the weekend. Imagine Steve without FB!? He already has all his plans in place to overcome the obstacles. (We expect no less of Steve, of course). Enjoy the last few days of your world-tour. I don’t know how you and Jan are going to manage to settle down to normal life after your adventures around the world. I have a feeling you two will start planning your next trip very soon.

      Lots of love from Pooldeck 1 to you and Jan.

  3. cookinganddinnerparties March 30, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    I’m going to miss it sooooo much guys 😦

    But you must all visit us in Danang x x x x

    • dustbusting March 31, 2011 at 5:06 am #

      We will miss you both too, TC. Are you prepared for the mass pooldeck 1 visit to Danang though? Cause you know we will all be coming over together, right!

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