This weekend we tried to limit ourselves to one activity per day, not including a trip to Common Grounds to try their new milkshakes of course.
Canberra held it’s first BBQ festival this weekend. There were ten teams competing, music, food stalls and longhorn cattle straight from Texas. It was a gorgeous day but I can’t say the same about the festival itself.
We had to pay to get in but there was no real benefit to this, there were supposed to be cooking demonstrations but we never saw any in the hour+ that we were there, we had to pay for food and there was t even free face painting for the kids instead you had to pay.
Many of the food vendors ran out of food, which might be understandable except that tickets were persons for each time so they knew how many people were coming and these are southern food vendors who should know how to handle and feed a crowd.
We tried brisket from one stall, way too much fat, and pulled pork nachos from another, I certainly couldn’t taste the pork, after one bite Andrew says he was glad to know I make the best pulled pork.
The only good thing was the fresh squeezed lemonade but I had to share mine with this seagull who kept stalking me.
We weren’t the only ones less than impressed so hopefully they can put together something better next year.
Sunday we took Ev took ANU’s staff kids Christmas party held in the sports hall on campus. This was so worth it and we will definitely go next year. Everything inside was free from a photo booth, jumping castles, crafts and snacks.
The line to see Santa was incredibly long, luckily Ev was happily distracted decorating a Christmas tree which helped pass the time.
There is no photo with Santa as Ev got incredibly shy as soon as we were near him, she has, of course, talked about him ever since and she was absolutely thrilled with the dinosaur he gave her taking it with her everywhere these past few days.
Next time I can explain why this is currently my driveway.