Will your plate look like this today? Mine certainly will not as the UK does not celebrate Thanksgiving and it is a workday here in London. This is my third Thanksgiving living abroad and the first two were semi- normal. The first year I had an American friend here host a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for nearly a dozen people here in London which felt nearly like being home. Then last year I actually flew home for turkey day and spent it with my family in Florida. Thus this is my fist real Thanksgiving in England where it will look nothing like it would in America.
Speaking of family while London is in lockdown there are plans to ease it and with that I am planning to fly home and see my family over the New Year. Thus in a month I should be sitting around the dinner table with them and I could not be more excited. Until then a video call with them later this evening will have to suffice though I really do miss pumpkin pie. Take a look at a more traditional Thanksgiving with a few more photos below (these photos are from our celebration in 2016 which I first shared here):
11/26 Happy Thanksgiving (thankful in a month see my family)
And a shot from my Thanksgiving dinner at home last year – not your typical but my Mom made chicken pot pie, one of the meals my brother and I miss most now that we live away from home
While I will not be home for THanksgiving or CHristmas this year I am planning to go home for more than a week over New Years – fingers crossed – and I can not wait for meals like this. And goldfish, I reallly miss goldfish.
What do you think I should be doing for thanksgiving in England?