I guess there's very little that's more Australian than a bit of backyard cricket on Boxing Day? Admittedly though for our family, the last Fentons v Brackens Boxing Day Test was quite few years ago now. Regardless, a good game was had as batsmen did the best they could with a bit of a sticky wicket (I have no idea if it was, I just really wanted to use the phrase 'sticky wicket'.)
I think it's fair to say everyone gave it 110% on the day - even if there technically were no runs scored. The cricket ball saw a lot of air and at one point was lobbed into the hothouse by my sister. Who is going to kill me for sharing these photos - as are the rest of the family, #sorrynotsorry.
We were very lucky weather-wise this Christmas, which is not always the case in Tasmania. I can remember more rainy Christmas-es from my childhood than sunny ones. But this year was just right.
Mum made a sensational pavlova and my cousin brought along her famous banoffee pie for Boxing Day. For Christmas lunch, the parents made the wise decision to cater for the four of us (those two, me and my sister) with turkey legs. I've never had a turkey leg before but I can thoroughly recommend you eat one. The texture of the meat reminded me of slow-cooked lamb shank. And there's nothing bad in that. Unless you're a vegetarian. Or a lamb. Or a turkey.
Does your family have a quasi-tradition for Boxing Day? What does it involve?
Hoping you all had a lovely Christmas with friends and loved ones.
PHOTOGRAPHER . TASMANIA . AUSTRALIA
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