Thanksgiving, Two Birthdays and UK Food

I can not believe its been over two weeks again, since I last published a post...I aimed to start publishing posts every 10 days then once a week but I'm not quite there yet #focus!

Thanksgiving has now been and gone over here in America, for those of you who are not quite sure why Americans celebrate Thanksgiving I came across this article which gives an easy reading overview: Why Americans celebrate Thanksgiving...

For us Brits the week goes on as normal except the children have 3 days off school and my husband had a few days off work, we were invited to a neighbour's house who have two girls the same age as ours which worked great. We enjoyed champagne, a lovely turkey dinner with trimmings plus a choice of pumpkin pie and apple pie AND ice cream for dessert.

Regular readers may remember we had a puppy join our family this year named Winston. Well lovely, slightly stinky Winston turned 1 years old at the end of November.

First day in his new home

This week we celebrated our eldest daughters birthday and as its at the beginning of December we always wait for the birthday party to be over before we start on decorating the house for Christmas and searching for the perfect tree.

We were excited this year when we found advent calendars and christmas crackers in our local chemist, last year we drove for 30 minutes to a shop called World Market to get our traditional Christmas extras.

I am also a member of various 'Brits in Texas' Facebook groups and I have started seeing lots of posts from other Brit expats when they have found UK products in their local stores, very helpful with Christmas coming. I almost tripped over my own feet rushing to get the last box of these from my local supermarket this week!

Next week my parents are arriving from England for two weeks, we have lots of Christmasy things planned for them of course and we'll enjoy the free babysitting for a while yay!

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