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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!!

We are spending a quiet christmas in London this year - and so far its been a fantastic christmas! I was up at 5am for some unknown reason (all those years waiting for santa...) but managed to finally get up at a reasonable time. We plan on spending the whole day at home,
with lots of good food and drinks (nothing starts the day like an irish coffee!). Everything in London is closed for Christmas and most stores are closed for Boxing Day as well (including all public transportation!) - so we will be hanging around Islington for the weekend. We had some snow at the beginning of the week but its melted now...maybe well have a christmas snow miracle :)

A big shout out to our parents and family - we wish we could be at home celebrating with you!

We wish you and yours a very merry christmas and happy holidays!

Tracy and Brian

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Random London

I've noticed that while living in London, it is fairly common to run into things that are...well...fairly uncommon.

Like this...

And these guys...
Cant wait to see what else we run in to!

Tis the season...

I know Im abouuutt 10 days late in writing this but...HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Since its not a British holiday we both had to work on Thanksgiving and the day after - but we still were able to enjoy some traditional Thanksgiving festivites!

Friends of ours hosted a fantastic, home cooked Thanksgiving dinner on that day. They cooked for about 12 people, mostly Americans, and we all had a great time! Brittany even smuggled in some traditional canned cranberry sauce on her last trip to the US - nothing like cranberry sauce with the can lines on it!

Next up was a big pub dinner the Friday after. We had about 20 Americans, plus a few little ones running around, get together at one of our favorite local pubs. The pub cooked us a traditional Thanksgiving dinner - a 2okg turkey, sweet potatos, mashed potatos, green beans, cranberry sauce, stuffing...the works!! And it was SO delicious - they really did an amazing job! We were fat and happy after two great days of celebrating!