Hi All,

We’re back at work today and should be back in the water tomorrow. Yippee. Randal has truly worked hard and DoraMac is looking beautiful. I’ve been the gopher but that’s ok. Hope all of you who celebrate Christmas had a wonderful day with family and friends and good food and good cheer. We certainly had lots of both last night.

Ru

DoraMac

Merry Christmas from Rebak Marina 2010

Christmas at Rebak is a fairly low key event anyway, but when you’re on the hard you only think about work because you’re basically too tired to think about much else. This morning Randal and I actually went into Kuah to collect the remaining pieces of canvas we’d had re-sewn and a second stainless steel part he needs to complete a project. One piece of canvas wasn’t finished because Randal hadn’t created the design for it yet. Thankfully Nasir says he can finish it by tomorrow afternoon. Monday Nasir and his wife are leaving Langkawi to spend two weeks in Indonesia where his children are in school and will have a school holiday We want to leave Rebak January 2nd or 3rd so couldn’t wait for his return on the 7th. Tonight we’ll go to the Christmas buffet just as we did last year. Here’s the menu…..

Christmas Season Asian Fiesta Buffet Dinner

Appetizers & Salads

Mesclun Salad, Potato Salad, Smoked Fish Platter, Pasta Salad, Salad Nicoise, Smoked Turkey Breast Platter, Beetroot & Nuts, Cold Cuts Platter, Anti-Pasta Platter, Cucumber

Soup

Shellfish Soup

Assorted Bread Rolls with Butter and Margarine

Main Dishes

Panfried Fish Fillet with Sumac Powder-Citrus Sauce

Lamb Stew with Gremolata (lemon zest, garlic and parsley!)

Poached Chicken with Tarragon Cream Sauce

Eggplant Moussaka

Roast New Potato

Pasta with Seafood Mushroom Ragout

Buttered Garden Vegetables

Buttered Rice

Carving

Traditional Roast Turkey, Cranberry Relish, Cashew Nut Stuffing, Glazed Chestnut,

Apple Cider Sauce

Desserts

Tropical Fruits, Gingerbread House Display, XMASS Pudding-Vanilla Butter Sauce, X Mass Fruit Cake, Chocolate Mud Cake, Red Fruit Jelly, Yule Log Cake, Crème Brule, Assorted Cookies

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Waiting for the party to begin

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Setting up the buffet

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Compliments to the chefs

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My choices.

Panfried fish, Moussaka, Lamb Stew, and Buttered Veggies washed down with some Riesling we’d bought in town that afternoon.

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Dessert Table

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Gingerbread House just for display

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Cookies, Cakes, Yule Logs

I had some Christmas Pudding and a small serving of crème brule !

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Even the Red Jell-O was festive

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Randal has been working hard for days now and deserved a really good meal!

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Julia and Jim Parker

We met Julia and Jim last year and have been friends since. They were some of the first American cruisers we met. We had Christmas buffet with them last year so it is now officially a tradition that when we are all here for Christmas we have the buffet together. But we are heading for the Mediterranean and they are heading around Africa back towards the States. But if we all keep cruising, we’ll meet up again somewhere because that’s just the way it is in the cruising world.

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