It’s Thanksgiving this week – a holiday that brings back fond memories from my childhood of tables full of turkey and family visiting from out of town. It’s one that I tend to forget about these days though. I haven’t had a Thanksgiving in New York since I moved to London in 2007, so the date almost always just fades in with all the others.
Last week Thursday I had an exciting delivery at work in celebration of Thanksgiving – a gift basket from Ocado full of American goodies (perks of being an American expat blogger…)!
There were Snyders pretzel bites, sesame flatbreads, bagel crisps, Kraft mac and cheese, egg nog, samuel adams (which I’ve donated to Jorge), a Reeses (which went to my colleague Amy)…
…and my favourite: Lucky charms. Magically delicious. I used to eat these all the time when I was a kid and even now when I go home my mom always has a box on hand for me.
Now I just need to decide on whether or not I feel like cooking turkey after work on Thursday or if I will just settle in with my box of Lucky Charms and some eggnog…
How about you? Are you celebrating Thanksgiving in London, my fellow American expats? If you’re not American or British, are there other holidays that you had back home that you celebrate abroad? I’d love to hear about them!
Happy Thanksgiving to you! Never mind the turkey anyways, it takes ages to make and is often dry. I didn’t celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving in October but I had a Canadian friend come visit so good enough for me.
Thanks 🙂 And so true about the turkey!
I am very jealous!!!! I can’t wait for Thursday, I put in an advance request for extra turkey skin!