Christmas News from SW Australia.
End of year Celebration and Coupe D'Antibes
Well, sadly le père Noël didn't make it to our annual gathering, but certainly many others did, including two rather protective hooded plovers who were dive-bombing our pétanque players playing between the road and the archery alleys. The plovers chose to nest right on the edge of our designated pétanque "pistes" marked out the day before by Kerry, who protested "The nest wasn't there yesterday!"Forty seven members and friends, some from as far south as Eden and as far north as Bermagui gathered under the trees at Mandeni to sip cassis and champagne before the first round of pétanque was tackled. We needed courage for those pesky plovers! Then picnic tables and chairs were added to those already there and the French themed bunting was hung from trees.