We're off to our friends' house today for a Christmas party. I don't like giving gifts for Christmas because I feel that the holiday has become far too consumer driven. Instead I prefer to gather with people and have delicious food and enjoy one another's company! So today we're going to some dear friends' house and we're having a lovely meal with duck, potatoes, green beans with roasted fennel and pearl onions, honey ginger carrots, beer, champagne, appetizers and a lovely dessert from a local bakery here in town. Aidan will help to decorate their Christmas tree today and all in all, it's going to be a wonderful day.
Speech result from Thursday's Toastmasters: I was awarded best speaker of the night! I was so surprised because I'm up against far more experienced members. I also was awarded best Table Topics, which means you're given an off-the-cuff topic to talk about for 2 minutes. What a surprise!