|Me and some colleagues in the school caf|
The wind-up to the winter vacation was pretty hectic, starting the week before Thanksgiving, in fact, when the international faculty hosted a huge Thanksgiving dinner for the Bulgarian faculty, staff, and their families (about 250 people!) in the school cafeteria. It was a wonderful event. Phil somehow managed to sign up for Turkey Detail, meaning that he led the cleaning, brining, stuffing and roasting of 24 turkeys. All told, a successful project.
|Prague Castle and statue, from Charles bridge|
|Phil on Charles Bridge|
It was an awesome trip, and one that definitely made us realize how ready we were for a longer break. The next three weeks were equally busy at school, with lots of holiday activities added in with the usual frenzy of academic work before the two-week hiatus.
|Phil "Santa" Altman. Notice the pillow-shaped belly he as sporting.|
|Braiding the students' hair before our performance|
|There we are dancing.|
|Manhattan Bridge, with BK Bridge in the background|
|Margaret and me on the beach, New Years|
|Cousins Reunion Dinner, NYC|
That being said, we are glad to be back in Sofia and ready to start Round 2, Year One of the Bulgarian Adventure. It was a special treat to be able to spend the holiday with family and friends, and now we're hoping that some of them might feel inspired to head east for a little taste of life on this side...
To all the friends we missed on this short excursion home, we look forward to catching up in the summer!
"Честита нова година на всички!" Happy New Year to all!