25 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from England. A very lazy day... no running... just a relaxing day spent here. Opened some gifts and then turned Karen and her flatmate onto a Christmas feast. By the time we got back from Liverpool they were already sold out of frozen turkeys and the price of fresh turkeys was insane so we had chicken.

And these were pretty good sized chickens. We got two, both of them around eight pounds a piece. Besides that I turned them on to candied yams for the first time in their lives. We also had mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, gravy and stuffing. Along with that some Yorkshire puddign and Christmas pudding. It was a very good meal and none of us left the table hungry.

Now with Christmas upon us some Christmas differences between our countries. First, America has candy canes, England has Christmas Crackers. Kind of a harmless firecracker that two people pull and inside is a crown to wear and some kind of gift. America has Christmas bulbs... England has baubles.

America is a lot more into the decoration scene as well. Christmas is still a big event here but folks seem to not over indulge with things that aren't necessary.

Anyway, starting my second week here... and to be honest I wish time would stop or slow down... it is going by way to fast...

I do hope everyone has had a wonderful Chirstmas weekend...

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