Making an international relocation to London during the holidays can be an added challenge if you’re leaving loved ones behind that you won’t get to share the usual annual traditions with. I haven’t been home for three Thanksgivings or Easters since my relocation to London, but Christmas is my non-negotiable. I head for Chi-town in two weeks. And because I’m going home, a friend the other day gave me the full description of the dessert she’s making for a holiday party that I’ll be missing. The good news is that, contingent on any being left over, I could still eat that same cake in 2012 and beyond if I wanted to. For as long as it takes to prepare it, it lasts even longer.
I am speaking of the traditional UK… [read more]