However for us many of our more interesting Christmas’ have been spent overseas in the northern hemisphere and therefore are also often associated with snow stories.
Anyway, back to my daughter in the US – her first snow warning this year was the week before Thanksgiving and she went down to her local supermarket to stock up as her street has a reputation for being snowed in as it is a down-slope cul de sac.
We have gone out and got a turkey and plan to try the same recipe for Christmas.
In his responding email, the buyer explained: "I'm a collector of broken laser pointers." The frequently repeated story that e Bay was founded to help Omidyar's fiancée trade Pez candy dispensers was fabricated by a public relations manager, Mary Lou Song, in 1997 to interest the media, which were not interested in the company's previous explanation about wanting to create a "perfect market".…
The floor of the Moscow Metro with a sweet candy coating.
Just as I had worked out what we had to do to stay over in Vancouver and get new flights for the following day, the Captain announced that they had cleared a long runway and that we would be landing in order of fuel left on each aircraft, and that we were going to be the 2nd flight in.
As we turned to line up with the runway I could see out the window the long line of aircraft lights swinging around into line behind us – it just showed how busy Vancouver was and also by being in 2nd just how low on fuel we were.
On touching down the ground staff were great and had already organised new flights for us to Calgary as by the time we got through the melee developing at Immigration with all the delayed flights arriving, they had anticipated we would miss our flight and domestic flights had resumed.
So we arrived into Calgary late, to experience our first winter BBQ – well the meal was inside at the table, but Brian went out and BBQ’d the steak on the covered patio.
As we were flying straight on to Calgary to catch up with an old boss of mine for a couple of days before we flew on to Edmonton, I optimistically asked if we went to Calgary could we get off there and I was curtly told, no, we would have return to Vancouver for immigration clearance.
So I got prepared to miss our flight to Calgary, even though we may go to Calgary – sounds stupid and illogical, but that’s the way the rules work.
To her surprise when she got to the checkout they said she had won a Turkey for Thanksgiving, so she decided to cook her first Thanksgiving dinner (this being her 4 Thanksgiving in the US) and invite her In-Laws, who live about an hour and half away, where they have always gone since they moved to the US.
My daughter will admit she is not a great cook, but gets by OK with casseroles, stews (I really like her lentil stew with spicy Italian sausage), Asian stir fry’s and those wonderful American pre-prepared foods that come frozen or in a packet.
It's irreverent, cogent, and produced by contributers who are Eurasian area specialists.