Thursday, December 26, 2013

Boxing Day

 A number of firsts for me on this Christmas Day. One can really only reflect on one's Christmas a day later and so now on Boxing day I can think about the lovely day we had.

Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a "Christmas box", from their bosses or employers. Today, Boxing Day is the bank holiday that generally takes place on 26 December. It is observed in the United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago and other Commonwealth nations.
In South Africa, Boxing Day was renamed Day of Goodwill in 1994. In Ireland and Italy, the day is known as St. Stephen's Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Stiofáin) or the Day of the Wren (Irish: Lá an Dreoilín).

Here endeth the explanation of Boxing Day- I'll not go into the traditions many have which involve cricket or brandy.

We had a late breakfast and lounged in our room for a while and then walked to the shopping centre where the movie theatres are.

On the way, there was soooo little traffic that Michele took a photo of the empty street.

The building of Seret and Sons took our eye.

The first for me on a Christmas Day was going to a movie. We went to see Philomena and really enjoyed it. A perfect fit for the day- emotional and amusing. 
The walk back to the hotel was pleasant and a bit of a rest before heading of to our dinner.

 A very bad selfie of us at our dinner in Geronimo.
The fois gras

The slightly disappointing lamb chops

We forgot to photograph the banana cream pie before we attacked it :)

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