Hello my friends,
My name is Adrienn K. I'm 18 years old and I live in Budapest. On the next few pages I'll show you British Christmas habits. I chose England, because it has unique traditions and they are spread in many countries but usually nobody knows that they are from England.
In my freetime I like cooking and trying new recipes, I have already tried a lot of traditional English dishes. I also would like to show you one of my favourites. I wish I'd have a chance to visit England some time and experience the real Enlish atmosphere.
I hope you'll like my pages and you get an urge to visit Great Britain!
Let me start off with a humorous story as an English man would do!
Aunt Joan had already drunk too much hot mulled wine and was trying to pull uncle Phil under the mistletoe, knowing that he would have to kiss her. Poor Phil tried so hard to escape.
Then we heard singing from outside and when we went to the front door to listen, we saw about ten carol singers gathered around the door. Some of them were holding candles so that they could keep warm and read the words of the songs. As I listened to them singing I looked up into the night sky and saw a bright star shining down. We gave them some money and some warm food and they moved to the next house.
There were some final preparations we had to make for Christmas Day. We stuck some pieces of holly up on the wall to make the living room look festive. The mixture of green leaves and red berries looked lovely, but sometimes the sharp leaves stuck in our fingers. We had a little bit of tinsel left, so we wrapped it around the Christmas tree, although we had to be careful because I knocked two baubles off the tree and broke them. Finally, we each hung our stocking by the fireplace and hoped that Santa Claus would come and fill it with wonderful presents.
I woke in the middle of the night hoping to catch sight of the reindeer pulling the sleigh across the starry sky, but they had already been and gone. I slipped back under the covers and started to dream about roast turkey and cranberry sauce …