At 2 PM on Christmas Day, we had a magnificent feast (cooked by our neighbor James Lillie), including turkey and wild boar (see the top photo). Ann Lillie's mother (who lives on the other side of them) came, as well as our American friends. (See middle photo -- clockwise from far left -- Brendan, John, Baby Emilia, Marina, and Ann Lillie.) RM took the bottom photo as we sat around talking after dinner. We ate, talked and played games until 8 or 9 in the evening.
Although Gregory and Pelagia are far from home, they're not far from friends. James and Ann next door are wonderful people with lots of love to share. The fellow American students are quickly becoming close friends. Friendships made here will last a lifetime.