Thanksgiving

Last week we celebrated what might be our last Thanksgiving in England. It’s strange (and a bit depressing) being the only one at work for whom it’s a holiday. No one cares, there’s no festivity and at the end of the day, once work is done we head to a dinner at a hotel with the rest of our local Americans. There’s no four day weekend of family bonding ahead or marathons of American football on the telly.  The restaurant does a good job cooking our American recipes and letting us decorate, but it’s never going to feel quite like home. Still, it’s a day for coming together with old friends and new and remembering everything we have to be thankful for, despite the tumultuous year that 2016 has been. Next year, when we’re celebrating my favorite holiday from America with family and loads of turkey and pecan pie, I’ll probably be a bit nostalgic for the Thanksgivings we spent abroad. 

How did you spend Thanksgiving?

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  1. estelea says:

    Happy Belated one 🙂 Where will you celebrate next year?

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    1. We might be back in the states so it will be a toss up between the east coast and Midwest depending on which family we celebrate with!

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      1. estelea says:

        The best of both worlds 🙂

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  2. Expatorama says:

    Aah, I can totally relate, I remember Christmas in Istanbul just wasn’t really Christmas. That feeling of missing out on family and tradition is tough, especially when it’s just another ordinary day for everybody else around you.

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  3. Exactly! At least we’ll be back in America for Christmas!

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  4. I’ve never enjoyed Thanksgiving so much than after being out of the country for four Thanksgivings in a row. 🙂

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    1. I’m sure the first one back will be amazing! It’s so hard being away for the holidays!

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