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Firing up the BBQ

On the weekend we had our neighbours around for drinks and a BBQ dinner.  Part of the night was to be to dine on our new verandah, but a cold front moved in and instead we stayed indoors to eat.

I did barbeque the meat on our ageing gas BBQ, under the shelter of the verandah.  In good Aussie style, next door hubby and I enjoyed a beer on the verandah as I cooked the meat and sliced potatoes.  Our beer wasn't too Australian - a Grolsch and a Budweiser.  I am an old fan of Coopers, but I have branched out more recently because of prompting from family and guests.

Our neighbours provided delicious desserts, but they're the subject of another blog post, on another blog.  The picture with this post might tempt you to click through to find out more!

The CFL downlights on the verandah worked well.  Our electrician suggested cool white lights for outdoors and warm white lights for indoors, and he was right.

Unfortunately it does look like the cold weather has arrived early and we won't have many more opportunities to enjoy the verandah for outdoor evening dining until late Spring or Summer. I did have a gas outlet installed for a gas heater on the verandah - maybe it is time to see about getting one installed?


  1. Dinner was delicious and we all had a fabulous night, even though our outdoor dining was cancelled. We should definitely do it again. Maybe when you get your outdoor heater? :)


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