Saturday, December 7
Today we woke up and looked out at pouring rain. The rain continued all day, and any ideas I might have had of going for a brisk stroll disappeared before I had had breakfast.
In the afternoon we will have our traditional Finnish Christmas dinner, and Irma’s mother will come to join us. Irma has made her first ham, and we have laid the table.
The ham will turn out perfectly, and the three of us will spend a happy afternoon eating too much and exchanging presents.
When we see how much food we have left over we will reconcile ourselves to putting on a lot of weight before we leave for India in two weeks time.