Howard talks turkey
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.