Merry Christmas!

Are the yearly ‘family Christmas update letters’ corny or captivating? Remember how around early December your mailbox would be stuffed with letters that recapped a family’s happenings in the past year? Quite possibly these letters are now extinct, replaced by people sharing every detail about…

Our Family Christmas in London

From our family to yours – have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Interested in older Christmas posts? View all Christmas postings. * View all Flickr Images in their native resolution

Celebrating Ningning’s birthday at the Theatre

Celebrated Ningning’s birthday at theatre (Billy Elliott) in London. As her birthday is just days from Christmas, the below pictures also show the Christmas Turkey preparations. All Images Copyright (c) 2012 Hall.

Selecting our Christmas tree, UK

I grew up in a family where there was no alternative to having a live Christmas tree. (My parents own a Christmas Tree farm in Pennsylvania, USA.) Ningning and I are continuing on that tradition and today trekked to west London, Weybridge, and picked out…

Christmas 2010 in London, UK

Merry Christmas to you. Ningning and myself find ourselves in London, England this Christmas season. We said goodbye to Japan earlier this month and are making a home in the UK. Yesterday and today we went exploring downtown London. Saw the best poster on a…

Russia Christmas – the tree is now up!

Christmas Day (American) is just hours away. New Years is approaching in a week. Christmas Day, 7 Jan, (Russian) is around the corner. As the holiday’s approach please reflect back on your 2007. How have you impacted the world? What improvements to other’s lives have…

Christmas Reflection

Just days remain until 2008. This Christmas and Holiday season reflect back on your year. What lives have you changed? How have you impacted the world? Have you improved your life or lives around you? 2008 is here, what will we do with it? Make…

Guidewire Christmas Party

Tonight was the Guidewire Christmas party. Take a look at the photos – you can see Jeff Rapin’ and Marcus’s traditional state-of-the-union address.

Christmas at Westminster Abbey

Merry Christmas! London is all but shut-down. There are only a few restaurants open, there is no public transportation and cabbies are few and far between. Attractions are closed.