Eid feast

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My dear friends Teyba and Arefa

It’s the end of Ramadan this week (Thursday night I think) and last night (Friday) I went to Arefa’s place for the Eid feast that marks the end of the month of fasting. Arefa is a fantastic cook, and such a generous and kind woman, it’s always a pleasure to go for a meal with her, and especially celebratory meals, with particularly special food. It was quite a party – lots of kids, plus friends, including Teyba, Arefa’s sister, who is visiting for the weekend from Sydney. I met Teyba about six months after she arrived in Australia (the family are originally from Ethiopia, and came here via Sudan), in 1994. Arefa and her three children arrived at the end of ’94, so we have all been friends for a long time. It was a lovely night, with yummy food, and catching up with people I haven’t seen for a while. It’s particularly weird to realise that kids I knew as babies are now going to University. Here are a few pics of the night – some great shots of people all frocked up, and the food, and I guess you can tell we were all having a lovely time.

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A line-up of fabulously frocked women

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Teyba and Moulou

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Halima and Angelbahari (probably spelt wrongly!), the latter wearing traditional Ethiopian cotton scarf

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Great colours!

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A slightly odd angled shot (I look like I’ve seen the light!) of Arefa, me and Teyba

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Special bread made by Teyba

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Some of the food

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More food, including Ethiopian bread called Injera in rolls on the right

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Sohail pouring the tea into glasses

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Rami, Arefa’s son

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Rami drinking tea

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Tamrat, Josper and Moulou on the couch. Josper used to be a cute little baby and now he is at Uni. Where does the time go!!!!!

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Mother and son, Arefa and Rami

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6 Responses to Eid feast

  1. romi789 says:

    Reminded me of meeting Arefa last time I was in Adelaide and tasting her fabulous cooking and the wonderful injera bread – I’ve been trying to remember its name ever since! yum

  2. Kylie says:

    The food looks amazing and yes, easy to see you were all having a lovely time!

  3. Hi Kylie,
    Good to hear from you, and thanks for the comment and the email during the week that I haven’t got back to yet. Will catch up with you about that soon!!

  4. nickypage says:

    What beautiful photos of people happy to be together 🙂

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