Trying to bring a bit of tradition into the Christmas season here. I always loved the lighting of the Advent wreath at my Lutheran church as we counted down to the celebration of the Messiah being born in Bethlehem. Christmas has always been a mysterious and beautiful holiday for me. It doesn't really 'feel' like Christmas here but I am trying all the same to make it special.
I found the garland at a South African chain store here called Game, kind of like a Walmart, but smaller. Then I just twisted it into a circle and found these candles at the local supermarket and voila! MY own homemade Advent Wreath. I am so 'Martha Stewart!' :-P
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
My friend Heather who lives here in Kampala and is also married to a Ugandan, David, invited me to participate in her Thanksgiving Celebration. It was great! I helped her cook all the things we love to eat at Thanksgiving (minus the turkey-no oven). I was impressed how close to perfect all our dishes were. And sharing the meal with her Ugandan family was also special. Take a look..
|Sitting around the table "North-American style"|
|Garlic mashed potatoes|
|Fried zucchini (not a dish I was familiar with but very yummy)|
|Deviled eggs (minus paprika)|
|Caramel pudding dessert with biscuit (aka cookie) crust|
|The alternative to turkey: fried chicken|
|David and Heather Kapyate|
|Family and Friends|
In an attempt to bring some Canadian fall atmosphere into my life, I made these leaves and hung them up on the wall. Patrick says it looks like a kindergarten classroom but whatever! Fall is my favorite season and I was feeling homesick. Now, for some snow....