When it comes to Christmas and Year-end holidays, we Salazars are very much set in our ways: we celebrate at home with an over-large tree decorated with ornaments saved over decades; of course, cookies; Christmas music 24 x 7 that always includes at least one playing of The Waitresses 1981 should-have-been-a-hit Christmas Wrapping; then Christmas Eve dinner at home and Christmas Day dinner with good friends Tom and Meredith.
Alas, this year our traditional celebration is not in the cards. Rather than open up our home from storage-mode, stock food, etc., we decided to all meet elsewhere for the holiday. And, where better than London, a place Kim and I have long had on our when-will-we-visit-there list.
The plan is already packed: We all arrive early Christmas Day; then it’s off to afternoon Christmas Dinner at the strangely named Scoff & Banter; then, back to the hotel to watch the debut of the twelfth Doctor on BBC One. Boxing Day is for some shopping, then a matinee of The Mousetrap. Friday we see Jude Law in Henry V. Then its visits to the British Museum, the Victoria & Albert, and the Tower of London. We all depart for our respective homes morning of New Year’s Eve, I’m sure all properly exhausted.
I’m sure we’ll report on our travels during the coming week. Meanwhile, whether you stay or go, we hope the holiday brings you joy. Be well.