Howard talks turkey

Townsville Bulletin - - Just Briefly -

EVEN ifit is a scorch­ing day on Mon­day, Prime Min­is­ter John Howard and his fam­ily will sit down to a tra­di­tional roast turkey Christ­mas din­ner.

‘‘It’s a very nor­mal, typ­i­cal Christ­mas,’’ Mr Howard said yes­ter­day.

The Howards’ Christ­mas Day will start with church, mak­ing sure not to rush in to the present open­ing.

‘‘We go to church in the morn­ing, then we come home and we go around and see some ... old friends in Green­wich and then we go back and open presents and have lunch and then the ex­tended Howard fam­ily come and see us in the evening,’’ he said.

They will not fol­low many Aus­tralians into seafood lunches, in­stead stick­ing with the English roast din­ner.

‘‘We’re strictly turkey — we’re very tra­di­tional — I mean the turkey and ham we’re very into that, maybe a bit of­seaf ood in the evening.’’

And it will be Mrs Howard, Janette, slav­ing away in the kitchen.

‘‘We are all the ben­e­fi­cia­ries of that be­cause she’s a fab­u­lous cook,’’ he said.

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