April A to Z – B for Birthdays and Braais

Day two and keeping the theme personal. One of the many advantages of being a member of large family is celebrating frequent birthdays throughout the year. Just yesterday we were part of the fun of GSK’s birthday disco. Yes, eight-year-old’s are having discos to celebrate their day. (The photo below is from another day…)

I gonna help you blow your candles!! Happy birthday brother! GSK (L) and GSA having fun!

But… here’s a big but… tomorrow is my good lady’s day! As is the tradition in our household, we’ll be having a birthday braai. OK, I know… many of you will wonder. A braai is the South African word for doing meat over the coals. No, it’s not really a BBQ… there’s a mental shift that separates the two activities. I’m often heard to be explaining… one does burger patties, wieners or porkies on the BBQ and real meat, like steak or chicken or lamb cutlets or chops… or crayfish and prawns… oh, I’m getting ahead of myself, again!

Sosaties and steak... now, there's a braai for you!

So… as it’s my good lady’s day it’s also her choice of meat. Chicken and beef sosaties… skewers, for those of you wondering. So… to the good lady… may you have a day never to forget! Thank you for making all our lives so special!

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28 Responses to April A to Z – B for Birthdays and Braais

  1. So, is there actually a difference between the two? Either way, food is always a great way to celebrate with family, as is a disco on occasion! Nice you call her your good lady, not old lady 😉

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  2. Nirodaigh says:

    Hope ye all enjoying a great celebration! The sun is out in full force here in Amsterdam… Wishing the same for you! 🎉🎉🌞🌞☀️☀️

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    • aj vosse says:

      It didn’t rain… fortunately! Just finished feeding the hungry hoard! Fortunately all my ducks fell into their line and all worked out well! 😉

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      • Nirodaigh says:

        Ah good, happy for you. Well done. I celebrate anything and everything, when I can. Especially special days or moments with my loved ones. Good for you.

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  3. cocoaupnorth says:

    Ah, that looks delish! A real South African braai, I like the way you explain it. Best wishes to your lady, and may you continue to celebrate those wonderful moments:-)

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  4. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    That looks like an very impressive BBQ (PS let you into a secret it my birthday today too!!)

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    • aj vosse says:

      Whooppee!! Happy happy… all of 16 and glowing! 😉 And the rain lashes down… I have to hope for a dry afternoon tomorrow!! o_O PS – I hope you have a day to remember forever! Have fun… in the sun!! 😛

      On 2 April 2016 at 15:36, Ouch!! My back hurts!! wrote:

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  5. vastlycurious.com says:

    Love it! Whose running the A-Z ? Yes I am behind the curve!

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  6. Christina B says:

    Lekker braai! Happy birthday to your lovely wife!

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  7. Interesting to learn about the distinction between a braai and a bar-be-que.

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    • aj vosse says:

      South Africans are very pernickity people… difficult, some may say! I suppose they’re one and the same thing but hey, I’m South African so please let me be difficult! 😉

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  8. HesterLeyNel says:

    Ek het nou geskater van die lag, want beide van ons het dit toe vandag oor Braai! Wys jou net, mens se wortels bly maar diep begrawe. Geniet die dag en dankie vir die kuier op my blog.

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    • aj vosse says:

      Dankie dat jy ook inloer. Dis vir my, in dag twee van die A tot Z, wat so spesiaal is van die iedee. Ons maak nuwe vriende! Ek het in die laaste paar dae so veel lekker besoeke gahaad. En, om the dink… as daai dame daar in Perth nie vir die A tot Z iedee geval het nie dan sou ons nie nou gesels het nie!! Lekker braai daar waar die wind wes waai! 😉 (Hier het die braai kunde net verbeter… ons doen selfs die Kersfees vleis op die braai… reen, hael, sneew… whatever! 😀 )

      2016-04-02 11:34 GMT+01:00 Ouch!! My back hurts!! :

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  9. de Wets Wild says:

    Veels geluk Antie Vosse!

    Sjoe AJ, maar julle het n klomp groot datums hierdie tyd van die jaar ne!

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    • aj vosse says:

      Heeltemal te veel… nou weet jy hoekom ek broke is… alweer! Ek sal vir die antie sê jy stuur groete! 😉

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  10. joanfrankham says:

    Enjoy the special day.

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