Listen to a Vietnamese refugee
YOU CAN'T BEAT the view of Christmas as seen through a toddler's eyes. And that's what we have enjoyed today as Christmas Day unfolded before Mia in our sitting room. I captured the special moments on my Nokia N8 and I'm sure those seven minutes will be precious memories for Mia as she tries to remember the first winter wonderland Christmas she enjoyed. It's white outside and every tree is shrouded with white fur from last night's freezing fog. Our ground floor bathroom has frozen water in its pipes so we're dumping 10 litres at a time into the toilet's cistern. Fortunately, both the kitchen tap and the main water supply to the heating system still works. And so does the car so we're off to County Louth to compare stories with the cousins, watching Christmas unfold all over again later today. We're headed to Drogheda, likening it to "the little town of Hemlebeth". And on the way up the motorway, I'll listen to a story shared by Ted Nguyen of a Vietnamese family who escaped to the States in the 70s. That family joined a group of people that I knew while teaching English as a second language in California in the late 70s.
Bonus: Photos from my Christmas in Ireland.