Christmas at home
I fly home to London on Friday night until Boxing Day. I need to be in the office the last week for some year end stuff, but being home next week suits me a lot better anyway. My schedule (god, I got all American again) is very busy but I'm looking forward to catching up with a lot of people.
I will have my son on the Thursday night and we will have our own little Christmas at my parents on Christmas Eve and it will be nice to be at my parents Christmas Day with my brother as well. A few glasses of sherry will be consumed in front of the Two Ronnies no doubt. I also have the added bonus (think that is the right word) of being able to go to the Fulham match on the Monday night via the Bugle Horn.
Last year I had Christmas here and travelled down to St Louis with a friend to spend Christmas with her family which was different and although they were really nice people, it just wasn't the same. Christmas is not such a big deal here, they just have the one day off and they tend to celebrate Thanksgiving a lot more.
In fact last year after brunch which consisted of ham, chicken and biscuits (and they were not Rich Tea either) we basically went out for a wander down to the famous arch
(and very impressive it is too) and ended up in a hotel bar for the afternoon and got pissed - could have been anyday really!