While I miss family and friends back in Canada, I don’t miss freezing my nether regions! I come from a place where winter can mean -40’c without windchill… factor that in and we’re talking -60’c or worse… Brrrr!!!
Yet there is a perverse pride in surviving and thriving in such conditions and I know one of these years I’ll be back and enjoy it with immense gusto! (Confident a couple of planes later I’ll be home with palm trees and sandals).
I last celebrated Christmas in “Winnipeg” (affectionately known as “Winterpeg”) in 2002. And as I prepared for my partner’s family to come home for a Christmas Eve dinner, I’ll admit to being possessed by sentimentality for snowy white stuff and those ever so special people who are dear even if not near!
So while blasting the Mediaeval Baebes‘ Mistletoe + Wine, cooking up an eclectic mix of khanna (food), there was lots of extra love winging its way around the world from India to Canada with many other places in between and further afield.
Happy holidays to all who celebrate this time of year!