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Saturday, 14 May 2011

Braai. (BBQ)

Quote: "To see the world in a grain of sand
               And heaven in a wild flower,
               Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
               And eternity in an hour."

               Auguries of  innocence (Extracts) By William Blake.
One of my favourite poets.

Last night the Italian Leprechaun and I had one of our get together's.  Put some meat on the fire and opened a can or two of Guinness stout. Very good it was too, then we proceeded as usual to solve the world's problems, philosophise and generally chew the fat.(no pun intended)

We sat outside for about four hours until the cold drove us inside.

The Italian Leprechaun puffing on his pipe with. My landlord promised me, cross his heart, etc., that he will be painting my cottage this coming week. Will have a special post if this comes true!

Yours truly.

 Flames, the fire in our braai.

Found this picture on the Internet. As you can see South Africans take their braaing very seriously. Just noticed that this truck has an NE licence plate which is an Estcourt licence plate. In Kzn we still use the system of licence numbers according to your magisterial district. ND, Durban, NP, Pietermaritzburg. The rest of the country uses a computer generated licence numbers, ending with the initials of the province, eg., GP, Gauteng Province.

Many families braai on a Sunday after church. Ostensibly to save mom the hassle of cooking. Mom then spends hours in the kitchen preparing salads, bread rolls and dessert, while dad does the hard work of holding a beer can in his hand and watching the meat burn. Afterwards mom cleans up and washes the dishes.

The Kids? Well the kids are sulking, the wanted to go to Mac Donalds or the Wimpy for a burger and milkshake.


Gorges Smythe said...

We grilled a lot in my youth. I miss it.

Pat Tillett said...

Sounds like a relaxing night!
Man, that is some big grill...

Joyful said...

I haven't had a braii in ages. We call it B-B-Q or grilling. Looks like you had fun,