Sunday, December 21, 2008


This beautiful "London" Sasha is wearing her new bright red duffle coat to go shopping at Hamley's -- London's famous toy store. She has found a delightful stuffed fawn and a Paddington Bear for her younger sister and brother.
Yesterday we watched two of my favorite Christmas films - both set in England. First, the Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" and then the more contemporary story told in "Love Actually." Both are filled with the spirit of Christmas.
The British have an interesting way of adopting characters from other countries and making them their own. Sasha was born in Switzerland but was reborn in England. The Teddy Bear was born in America, but the most famous Teddy Bear books, Paddington and Winnie the Pooh, were created in England.

Happy Christmas to our Sasha friends around the globe.