for me there is a vague awareness of the impending holiday festivities, mostly from my family and references to “black friday” AKA after thanksgiving day sales. just in case anyone thinks that the recession is only happening in the US…it’s not. England has just given ireland £7 Billion in addition to a big chunk of change from the EU to bail them out(!)
hey!! i’ll take a bit of irish countryside….
just so the folks back home know-i’m going to london tomorrow
i’m presenting to a group of senior nurses (including the senior nurse from my hospital who berated me in all sorts of evil ways a few years ago) in birmingham on the BIG day.
i was asked early on in my expat experience if thanksgiving was an “american christmas”….uh….no…
i could only say thanksgiving is the perfect holiday-with all the famly obligations of christmas without the burden of buying presents…..