December 25th, 2008

Santahatted Owls and fish


Christmas in England is my third Thanksgiving of the year, a surfeit of turkey, roast potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, and vegetables augmented with Christmas pudding and, this year for the first time, homemade sticky toffee pudding. The relics of Christmas crackers are strewn on the table around the German Christmas candle pyramid. Outside, it's grey and mild; inside, warm and full of the twinkling lights of candles and tree.