Exile #2 writes...
The pies have been polished off, and we're down to the last tiniest pickings of turkey. To my relief it all came out very nicely. Funny how preferences change year to year, though, as the Exiles grow up. This year found Exile #3 jostling for extra sausages, Exile #4 cheering that celeriac mash was on the menu, and E5N1 ladling cup loads of cranberry compote onto his plate.
Now it's time to go back to work and school for the few short weeks until Christmas arrives. There are lots of things to squeeze in, including choral concerts at both the girls' schools, walking in our town holiday parade, and a trip to Boston for the girls to see the Black Nativity.
Unlike many of our neighbors, we haven't decorated yet, but it's now open season for Christmas music and the rest will fall into place as we go along, I'm sure.