December 28, 2006

Christmas at home

Even for a quite well integrated ex-pat (as I claim to be), Brussels can be rather like a university town, in that the vast majority of one's friends and colleagues go home for the Christmas period. The town suddenly feels quite empty, and your circle of friends is whittled down to the Belgians you know and a couple of hardcore hangers-on.

This year I was one of the hardcore hangers-on, as it was my turn to host the family Christmas celebrations. A couple of my sisters (and my twin's husband, Glenn) stayed at my place, and my dad and eldest sister stayed at a hotel just around the corner.

It was quite hard work looking after everybody - (Pashleys like to eat, you know!) but it was also a lot of fun, and went pretty much without a hitch. But I'll be happy if I don't see another supermarket again for a while!

And thanks very much to my twin for her expertise at making Christmas dinner - I couldn't have done it without you!

Now it's time for the second phase of the holiday - New Year in Stockholm. I'm leaving tomorrow night, but taking my laptop with me, so there may even be some blogging...

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Posted by Eurodan at December 28, 2006 1:20 PM
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