Tuesday, November 25, 2008
So we don't have Thanksgiving in England because we didn't steal our country and stuff, but it sounds pretty nice! All the blogs I read are going on about it- it seems like Thanksgiving is the big family time and then Christmas is more friends? Either way, it sounds pretty fun! The dinner sounds like a regular British christmas dinner to me. Do you have sprouts with it? That would be a fun project- christmas dinners around the world. I love me some cultural differences facts.
The other day I was in Selfridges food hall (for the uninitiated, Selfridges is sort of like Saks or Barneys or some other upscale fancy pants department store), and they had a bunch of american food there like hersheys chocolate sauce and (adorably!) Betty Crocker's cake mix packs! It made me imagine lonely rich americans who are randomly in london at thanksgiving who shop for food at Selfridges.
It would be nice if there were some more things to gather around and be familial about this time of year- the coldness makes everyone want to stay indoors and sleep and gain 2 stone, so it would be nice if there were some more societally endorsed events which everyone did like thanksgiving. There should definitely be one around the middle of February I think, to break up the stretch of misery before Spring.
I'm excited for all you peeps who are having your TG this thursday (it is Thursday right?)
I don't know why I wrote this like it was an email
at 9:38 pm