Christmas Day

So its Christmas Day, the day we remember the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ. This one is the biggie of the year for us. My wife is making raspberry turnovers and sausage souffle for breakfast as her family has done since she can remember.

Last night we did a Polish tradition for Christmas Eve. No Polish here. It was Teresa Kwon, a Korean-American from Texas that brought it along. Its called Oplatek and its a wafer that gets broken and eaten piece by piece as it goes around and the final piece gets sent off to absent friends. She said a blessing also. Nice touch to an English Christmas that is welcoming Polish and Lithuanian immigrants to a new land. After that, we ate a southern BBQ meal with brisket and beans and potato salad and chicken.

Later on today we will drive down to Chichester to be with friends for the day. Our families are scattered in America and Australia [Merry Christmas everyone] and beyond so we are forming some temporary family for the day.

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Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Greg Johnson says:

    Merry Christmas.
    Know that you are loved,

  • tk says:

    korean american, thank you very much!

  • Peggy says:

    …so, I wonder where the goose ended up? ;^)
    Blessings to you and your family, wherever they are, Andrew.
    I don’t know if you ever met Pastor Gerald Marvel during your time here, but he passed away and his memorial service was held on what would have been his 72nd birthday, Dec. 14th. We’re all certain this was his best birthday ever!

  • Simon says:

    Hi Andrew,
    We did the Oplatek too! (My wife has Polish parents). If you want to be authentic, the wafer is dipped in Honey. In her family, each person blesses every other person with a piece of wafer and a personal blessing/wish.

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