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Christmas (圣诞节, Shèng dàn jié)

a nice evening with friends

9 °C

Christmas is not even a day off in China. Nobody even cares except for the commercial part with jingles in the supermarket, decorations everywhere and shop attendants in funny hats.

We were thinking that we would probably have to celebrate Christmas alone this year but then our friends Bob and Anne-Laure invited us to celebrate at their place. Great! By the way, I met Anne-Laure in Nottingham when I was studying there, in fact, she was the first person I met there and we spent a lot of time together over the year. She is French and now, one month before we arrived in Shanghai, she and her husband Bob (Belgian) relocated here. Bob has a brother, Paul, who has lived in Shanghai for around 3 years and the five of us have been going out together.

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We brought some glögg, janssons frestelse and Swedish meatballs (made from my mothers recipe) and went over there when Sabrina got off work. Anne-Laure had prepared some aperitifs and goose liver as a starter. Paul had brought a turkey and cranberry jam, leftover from a get together from his company from the night before, and together with a salad and then desert that was more than enough. I don't have to say that we got really stuffed, do I? In true Christmas spirit. We had a nice evening and exchanged gifts before we headed home.

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Love,

Fredrik and Sabrina

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Posted by fredrik_p 20:41 Archived in China

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