Through the pines the gusts are booming, o'er the brown fields blowing chill,
From the furrow of the ploughshare streams the fragrance of the loam,
And the hawk nests on the cliffside and the jackdaw in the hill,
And my heart is back in England 'mid the sights and sounds of Home. Rudyard Kipling
I had a fantastic Christmas with the Kirkby family this year! It was quite the melting pot of cultures. They're originally from Australia, we had several English families visit, one South African family with us and me, the token American! The company was great, as was the food. Overall, a very nice Christmas! I also got to Skype with the family twice, so that made it even better!
The Christmas quickly turned into a Jenga marathon... let me tell you, I'm quite the Jenga pro now.