Last night I went to the monthly Aussie BBQ at the Australia Club. It is on the last Thursday of every month and a whole group from work went. Some go for the happy hour, others for Australian wines (the Penfold's red was nice), while others go for the food. Arriving at the entrance, as we got out of the van the smell of the meat on the barbeque met us. There was barbequed drumsticks, steak and onion, sausages and hamburgers. Plus there was lasagna, stir-fried prawns and vegetables, scalloped potatoes, green salad and probably more. It was nice food I thought although general opinion varies depending on who you ask! I left before dessert, which sometimes includes pavlova.
The Australia Club is typical of all the expat clubs here - a tennis court, pool, gym and semi-outdoor bar/restaurant area. It is also one of the cheaper ones to join and relative easy if you are Australian but the problem is that Saturdays are reserved for Australian High Commission staff and families only. Plus I am told that the Australian High Commission staff are rather stuffy and stuck up, not at all friendly. (I hope none of them read this or any readers know anyone that works there!) Anyway I am not in a hurry to join any club but it is one I would consider. I am also sure I will go back to the BBQ again.
February 2014: fair and celebration
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