We are spending our Christmas holidays in London! I know that Christmas was yesterday, but if I had to guess most of you are still enjoying your Christmas tree, decorations and leftovers.
We had a different Christmas this year. We are spending our Christmas holidays in London because my youngest son lives in France and since he plays professional volleyball, he didn’t have enough time off to come home to Southern California. So we all went to him.
So Christmas day was very different. We are in a lovely flat in London but we have no Christmas tree and no traditions. No stockings, no gifts from mom and dad (we treated everyone to the trip as our gift) and it was really different. And perhaps a bit underwhelming.
I am so old fashioned and such a stickler for traditions that it’s probably my fault for making such a big deal about Christmas every year. So there were a few moments today that we all missed those traditions. I couldn’t make my mom’s Overnight Sausage Casserole because I couldn’t find most of the ingredients at the store. I did make a big Christmas french toast breakfast which was quite a feat since our Airbnb rental had nothing in the kitchen (except silverware). A quick phone call to the owner and two pans and a wooden spatula arrived. But trust me, it was pretty funny trying to make a big breakfast with so little to work with. Fortunately, it worked out just fine.
So enough about today. I am happy because I am with our family. That’s all I need for Christmas. Every year.
London is one of the nicest cities I have ever been to. I have traveled a lot and it’s really been wonderful. We have pretty much seen every single site in London.
My favorite photo was the one we took on Abbey Road. I have always been a huge Beatles fan.
Those are my boys.
Today we are heading to France. We are taking the train from London to Paris. And then we head to Strasbourg. We will spend a few days in France and then we will be in Geneva. I may not be blogging as often as we will be pretty busy. But I am sure you understand that!
Happy Holidays. And Merry Christmas from our family to yours!