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Happy T’day!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Yes indeed, we do celebrate Turkey Day in this British household, though we do it as an evening meal. It’s not much effort to get people on board with a gluttony holiday (though I never noticed until it was pointed out that we have exactly two turkey holidays and they’re a month apart).

It is also the anniversary of my arrival in this country. In fact, it is the TENTH anniversary this year.

I think Thanksgiving fell on the 23rd that year, but I count it from the holiday. I had Charlotte with me. You can’t put an animal on an airplane on a holiday, but the day before Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday in the States, and Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday in the UK, so we flew overnight and everything worked.

And here we are.

I hope you have your fill of food, family, liquor and whatever ball-centered physical activity your menfolk like to argue about.

We’re having a bottle of champagne and an old movie. And, naturally, turkey and stuffing and dinner rolls and candied yams and roast potatoes and lots and lots of it.

Blessings to you all!


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: November 22, 2018, 11:47 pm

What movie?

Comment from Bob
Time: November 23, 2018, 12:34 am

We broke with tradition this year and had an imported leg of lamb (Austrailian). It was excellent.
When I was younger, I used to hate lamb because all we had available was really greasy. It was only a few years ago that I was persuaded to try lamb again.

Comment from OldFert
Time: November 23, 2018, 12:41 am

And a Happy Thanksgiving to you, Uncle B, and all the imaginary friends down here in the comments.

Comment from BJM
Time: November 23, 2018, 2:28 am

Happy Thanksgiving Y’all.

We decided to stay home this year and I sauteed big ole Gulf shrimps in a garlicky butter sauce served over fettuccine…it was delish…washed down with a nice Pinot Gris. I used the last of our homegrown Fuji apples to make an apple pie this morning. So totes non-traditional menu this year.

Now the count down begins.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 23, 2018, 6:43 am

Happy Thanksgiving, fellow minions!

Comment from Surly Ermine
Time: November 23, 2018, 10:41 am

Happy Thanksgiving! God bless the house of Weasel and Badger!

Comment from CantHarkMyCry
Time: November 23, 2018, 2:24 pm

Happy Thanksgiving–giving thanks, here, for sweasel.com!

Comment from technochitlin
Time: November 23, 2018, 2:46 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to all Sweasels, Badgers, and other assorted critters who hang out here. May your days only become better!

Comment from Armybrat
Time: November 23, 2018, 3:20 pm

I’m a bit late, but happy Thanksgiving all! It was just the hubby and I here this year and it was wonderful! We usually host for friends and we’ve had as many as 75. So a quiet day spent boozing, napping, eating and repeating the sequence is a wonderful day!

Comment from Fritzworth
Time: November 23, 2018, 4:17 pm

Didn’t realize I’ve been reading your (wonderful) blog for so many years — I still think of the move to the UK as something, well, not recent, but still well along into my time of following you.

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