What is your most memorable Holiday mishap?

Both of my tales involve food.

My Uncle loved lebanese salad dressing ( being Lebanese ) and boasted to us all that he had spent ages squeezing lemons and chopping up mint and garlic to fill up a truly massive jar to take to the bach. There was no way he was going to spend his holiday without gallons of the stuff he gloated happily.We had been invited to spend a day at the bach with him and his family who were going to be there 2 full weeks.

He only had a small car so strapped the jar along with other goods to his roof rack as he had a family of 6 and there was no room inside the car. Off we went, my family following behind at reasonable distance as we didn’t know the way to the bach. Disaster struck just as we turned into the gravel driveway of the bach. Off tumbled everything on the roof rack and smash went the jar of salad dressing. I swear I saw tears in my uncles eyes as he contemplated 2 weeks without salad dressing. We all thought it was terribly funny to be honest. We never were invited back.


One Christmas my Mum was invited out with friends on a boat fishing. She offered to bring the lunch. She spent ages packing it into a chilli bin, butter, plates and all kinds of delicious fillings so that everyone could make any kind of sandwich they desired. To make sure that the lunch was extra delicious she decided to buy fresh bread from a bakery on the way to the boat ramp.

After a brilliant afternoon of fishing everyone hungrily eyed Mum as she opened the chilly bin with a flourish. Out came all the delicious fillings and everyone’s mouths began to water. Mum got to the bottom of the chilly bin and froze. She had forgotten to buy the bread.

She said she never forgot the hurried goodbyes when they docked as her starving friends raced for their cars and headed for the nearest takeaway bar.


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