This year to celebrate the silly season, we’re paying homage to the many ways Christmas is interpreted around the globe. First stop? Rural Australia for a Deutsch Aussie Xmas.
Zanui is a very multi-cultural workplace. It makes for many delicious morning teas! This year we’ve planned an around-the-world trip to explore the cultural diversity of the festive season – from Europe to Asia to outback Oz and beyond. Come join us.
Introducing the delightful Kyra, our content writer extraordinaire, pictured below with Santa aka her mum. Kyra collates and curates all the concise info you read on our website.
Welcome to her rural Australian/German Christmas!
We’re a typical Australian family with a bit of European heritage, so Christmas Eve is usually spent having dinner and opening some presents with one side of the family, and in the morning there are even more presents (!) with the rest.
We try to put some thought into our gifts, usually something practical.
Christmas dinner is:
A barbecue-style lunch with chicken, turkey, and a roast, plus lots of salads and side dishes. German potato salad (complete with apple and gherkin!) is my favourite. It follows the super simple, family-fave, classic recipe but mixes it up with more traditional Deutschland flavours. (Without giving away any family secrets, it’s a little something like this.)
My perfect Christmas would be:
A warm, sunny day sitting around the table having just finished a meal and kicking back with everyone, enjoying a couple of cold beers before the trifle is brought out!
My fave festive thing is:
Seeing everyone in the same place, that’s really special. As long as you’re with people you love and who love you right back, it’s a good Christmas.
Hot tip for surviving Christmas:
Watch Love, Actually every chance you get and get up from the couch to dance along with Hugh Grant. Feel the buzz.
Kyra’s gift picks
I love the Turkish Towels from Bambury – they’re lightweight cotton so they easily stuff into a bag for those spontaneous beach trips, or toss them over a table for an instant tablecloth. Perfect (and practical)!
To spoil that special someone, I’d go for a luxurious candle. The limited edition Christmas Candle from Palm Beach Collection smells like Mum’s kitchen when she’s baking, and it doesn’t get more divine than that.