Our First British Christmas
On December 24th we both worked until 1130am. We got home after work and packed our bags for Christmas weekend.
We headed towards Lincolnshire to spend Christmas with our friends who generously invited us to celebrate with them. Our other friend Plant Based Nurse happened to be going home for Christmas and so he was able to give us a ride close to Lincoln on the way to mom's.
We got to our friend's place around 8pm. We caught up since we hadn't seen each other since June. Then we took the dogs for a walk around the Cathedral.
It was a lovely Christmas eve stroll.
We went back to their place and continued chatting into the wee hours of the night.
We got up the next morning and took the dogs for a walk through the cemetery. Our friends mum also joined in on the fun.
We also made Nog for everyone. England doesn't seem to sell vegan eggnog, so we had to make it ourselves!!! The recipe for the one we made is here. We suggest adding extra dates if you like your nog sweet!
Our friend made us all an amazing Christmas dinner.
|Tofurky sausage, stuffing, carrot and swede, cranberry, brusselsprouts, Yorkshire pudding, veg, gravy.|
Boxing day we got ready and headed to Sheffield.
|Time to get up sleepy head!|
The catherdral had some beautiful windows.
We went into Lush and took advantage of their 50% off sales. Then we made our way to Costa to have a hot drink and warm up. We picked Costa because they don't charge extra for soy milk like other coffee chains do. (I'm looking at you Starbucks) We normally go to independent coffee shops cause we're cool like that but they were all closed for Boxing Day.
|Chai Latte and Cafe Latte|
The next day we helped our friends take their dogs for a walk. We walked to the Lawn and played a little bit of fetch with the three dogs. Afterwards we walked around town a bit.
The castle is just a wall. That's all that's left but it is pretty cool to see. The lights are a nice touch.
That's it for our Christmas trip to Lincoln. It was a nice Christmas with our friends and although it was tough to be away from our families on Christmas we were lucky to spend some quality time with our friends and enjoy a nice Christmas dinner together. Thanks guys and merry Christmas.
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