This past weekend was busy. We had a birthday party, a Christmas Pudding Party, dinner with friends, and we set up our Christmas tree. Whew!
Saturday we joined a bunch of friends to celebrate the birthdays of Nigel and Christine. Their little son was the host and did a great job!
After that it was off to a Christmas Pudding tasting party. Our friends Megan and Sean had never tasted British Christmas Pudding and we hadn’t either so we got together to give it a try. Megan provided five (yes, five) different puddings. For those of you who don’t know, a Christmas pudding is a sort of steamed bread-y concoction stuffed with dried fruit and soaked in some sort of alcohol. It is traditionally lit on fire and served with custard. It was a fun culinary adventure trying out a bunch of different puddings – although I don’t think that any of us could taste much of a difference between the varying flavors. I think that the five of us who tried them have all had our appetite for pudding sated for at least a year! Here Megan is serving the flaming dessert – not a great picture but it’s hard to capture flaming confection.
Sunday saw Scotty and I finishing up some Christmas shopping and enjoying the decorations that are popping up around town. As we’re headed to the States in a little bit, we decided to pull out the Christmas tree and set it up so that when we got home our little flat would feel nice and festive. It will also make it more fun for our friends who will be staying at our flat while we are gone! I know I’ve admitted to being a grinch in the past and this is most definitely earliest I’ve ever decorated a Christmas tree, but it was a lot of fun…
And then it was off to Joe and Amanda‘s for a delicious dinner. A great weekend filled with time with good friends and a building anticipation for the holidays ahead.
And here’s something completely random. While we were walking around on Saturday, Scotty and I spotted this:
Does that look shady to anyone else?