Christmas in Australia

Despite our recent very busy period, we always have time for pavlova (meringue with fruit and cream). Pavlova was named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, who visited Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s. There might be plenty of good-natured debate and rivalry surrounding its origin (Australia or New Zealand) but none of that matters at Christmas time. Loaded up with fresh, seasonal fruit and some tinned favourites, it is a summer treat that is hard to surpass. We miss our European Christmas experience deeply but there is something undeniably special about Christmas in Australia...

...and pavlova may or may not have something to do with that. ;-)