Christmas and boxing day

My first Christmas in UK was very nice and very different. The only Romanian food I was able to make was “cozonac” (it’s similar to the Italian panettone, but with raisins, walnuts and cocoa). Besides this I’ve made houmus, mushrooms with mayonnaise, stuffed eggs and other appetizers. For the main course I had halumi (hubby had something meaty) with baked potatoes and green salad with mozzarella (baby spinach, rocket and watercress). For desert I’ve made a carrot cake. Usually I cook more food and more traditional, but I think this year’s menu was much better.

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We had mince pies, I didn’t like the first one but right now I am a big fan. We will get another batch these days.

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The boxing day was great. I got some clothes… and a fantastic pair of reindeer socks.

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I wish you all Happy Holidays!

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Museums

Yesterday we visited Merseyside Maritime Museum and International Slavery Museum. They are in the same building. I liked the Maritime Museum. The story of three ships that sank are very moving. In 3 years (1912 – 1915) three ships sank: Titanic, Lusitania and Empress of Ireland. There is a depict of the people that died and the people that survived in the Titanic.

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The gallery “Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered” has a few interactive exhibitions. I really love this type of exhibitions and, for sure, I am not the only one.

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Getting here

We (me, my husband and our dog) had to make 3000+ km by car, because we (mostly I) didn’t want to transport Festus with the airplane and I had to take a lot of plates and cooking stuff. The moment we passed the Romanian border was one I’ll never forget. After that, the trip was very good, we entered the highways and we traveled thru Hungary, Austria, Germany, Holland, Belgium and France. We’ve made a lot of stops on our way to UK, but we took pictures only in Austria, near Linz.gt_01

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We decided to take the ferry…so I had the opportunity to discover I would never take a cruise or the ferry for the 2nd time. Our dog, Festus, had the same opinion considering how he looked like when we arrived at the car.
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