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Merry Xmas

December 24, 2012 by Richard Wright in Journal, Life

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Behold – tomorrow’s xmas haul!

I’ve just had traditional English fish and chips for Xmas eve dinner. Chunky chips, battered cod, as good as I’d get back home. Sure, it’s not turkey, but a taste of home is good even while enjoying the delights of Thailand.

I just made my daughter sing us Xmas carols for a cookie. A bit Victorian I grant you, but nothing says Xmas more than archaic traditions from the Victorian Age.

Today there was a long tail narrow boat, the Andaman Sea, and a tiny island. It was lovely and peaceful until four speedboats of Koreans descended on it like a flock of locusts. They rushed off their boats, ran around taking photographs of each other in ludicrous catalogue poses, grabbed a bite to eat, and raced off again. It was bewildering, but very funny.

Tomorrow morning I’ll be up for presents, and then out for a run. When I get back I intend to spend the day lazing about, either in or out of the pool. There’s a German restaurant not too far up the lane, so Xmas dinner will probably be either an enormous sausage with sauerkraut, or some variation of pork. With sauerkraut.

Whatever your own Xmas plans, I hope they give you some respite from the other 364 days of the year. There aren’t many opportunities to tune out the rest of the world, so please make the most of this one if you can.

Merry Xmas!

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