It may not be Christmas Day yet in Bethlehem but here we’ve all had our prawns, turkey and ham. I even ran into Santa on his way north so perhaps he lives in the Antarctic.
This year Wayside Chapel did not disappoint those hundreds of people who make their annual pilgrimage there to keep each other company on Christmas Day. Food was donated and time was given to provide an excellent repast: too many dishes to photograph (see menu) but here are some images of the food we enjoyed (free and welcome to all):
We sang, danced and all had a great time. The Prime Minister turned up (see him?)and told us to give each other a hug but most of us didn’t hear him.
Our volunteers (including Santa) worked hard:
The chapel was converted into a food preparation area.
I joined the clean up team but I don’t have a photograph of me mopping the floor and converting it back to a chapel. Thank you to Chantelle and Nicky, two organisers who gave me food to take home. By the time I walked out of the chapel the street had returned to normal. All the marquees, tables, chairs, jumping castle, tattoo and hairdressing parlours, photo booth and the band have all been packed up. It was just 4:00 p.m.