Tin-Kettling

We got “tin kettled” last night. One of the young families from church rang up, asking if they could come for a cuppa. We, totally unsuspecting, said yes. So we pottered around, cleaning up a bit while waiting for them to come, when this unearthly noise started up. I was at the back of the house (furthest away) and had no idea what was going on for a while. It slowly started to dawn on me! When I got to the front door where Steve was, there were about 20 people outside banging on their motley assortment of ‘instruments’.

Thankfully, they all brought supper with them as I’d already worked out I had next-to-nothing to feed just Luke and Sara! Anyway, it was good fun and they even cleaned up for us. Steve just managed to accidentally surprise Sara and Tracy who were just about to short sheet our bed and, thankfully, the room happens to have a lock on it so they were foiled for the whole night. 🙂

Sal (best man’s wife), Sal’s mum Glenny, Sal’s mother-in-law Anne

Sarah (not the ringleader!) and me

Sarah’s husband Jason, David & Paula (our matchmaking friends), Glenny’s husband David

Josiah, Silas, Tracy, Duncan and my mother-in-law Anita
(the boys belong to David & Paula above)

Simun (groomsman), Matt (best man), Jason (again)

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. amanda
    Feb 18, 2008 @ 01:30:38

    I have never heard of anything like this before . . . is it a kind of housewarming tradition or for newlyweds or ????

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  2. izitjo
    Feb 18, 2008 @ 05:31:10

    Kristy might have heard of it, but as a city raised Aussie I never have. It must be a ‘country’ thing Amanda.I really missed out! I was entertaining a friend from Adelaide so couldn’t make it there – sounded like you had fun though Kristy! Pity they weren’t quicker short sheeting the bed. 🙂

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  3. Anonymous
    Feb 18, 2008 @ 08:41:36

    haha- JSG

    Reply

  4. Lisa
    Feb 18, 2008 @ 12:23:31

    Thats cool Kristy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

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