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Happy Thanksgiving To My Yankee Doodle Friends

If I had a photo of an ornately decorated turkey I’d bung it in the oven on here, but I haven’t. The closest thing I could find in the archives was two of these, ducks on ice, at the height of summer in the UK…

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Never mind, no doubt copious amounts of this is being consumed…

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Are ya more stuffed than the turkey yet…?

Dave has family in the US and we were once there for Thanksgiving. Previous to that I always thought the Brits put the Christmas decs up early…

I´ll never forget the “adults,” (slightly overdone) going in the swimming pool to see who could last the longest. It wasn´t heated, and by this time of year outdoor pools have all cooled off a bit, same happens here. What was an extremely warm over-sized bath in summer turns into what feels like ice to us softy´s. Well at least we don´t have to sit on / in it like those poor ducks I suppose. [They must´ve been a bit thick, there was a clear patch of ground under a tree close by]

So here´s an extremely not interesting factoid: I was reading the English version of the “El Pais” newspaper online this morning, and guess what, turns out Spain invented Thanksgiving first!! God knows what it represented though, must´ve been so exciting they´d forgot all about it the next year. However you can guarantee it´s still yet another RED day off work, tend to lose track of what´s why and when…

Anyway I´ll shut up and leave you to get on with the meaningful American version. Been there, done that, great fun…!

CHEERS! Mug Martini glass Mug Martini glass

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