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Sunday, 25 December 2005

First Christmas abroad

(I love the term "abroad". It sounds so English.)

Well that happened. We had Michael and another Andrew from work who started two weeks before us and his wife come over for what Michael was calling "linner" (the inverse of "brunch"). Sarah cooked up an absolute storm. We had roast turkey, roast potato, pumpkin and sweet potato, steamed broccoli, cauliflower and asparagus, and Yorkshire puddings. We had so many types of gravy we completely forgot about the cranberry sauce.

Michael managed to track down a plum pudding (this country seems obsessed with pumpkin pie) and we had something approximating custard (something else this country doesn't seem to do) with it.

A very good feast was had by all, and six hours later we were done. Back to unpacking boxes.

Brought to you by some kind neighbour's open access point.

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