Here is the lounge complete with a Chinese decor, flowers, and grapes. Our neighbor, Maurene, made us appetizers of prawns (shrimp but larger) and sausage rolls. Most folks saved themselves for dinner.
We had 11 guests plus ourselves and the table was full of side dishes that everyone brought. This year was much easier to prepare, but the turkeys didn't cooperate. It takes much longer with the type of oven we have to cook two birds. Lucky for us, Maurene allowed us to use her oven too.
Cam had a carving station in the corner as if we were at a 5 star restaurant. Lets face it, we were all fancy with our matching plates and cloth napkins. Everyone had a fabulous time and really enjoyed the tradition of mentioning what they were thankful for...including their new house, vacuum cleaner, pets, Harvey Norman, and dual control fans in a car.