This year's Christmas evening is going to be different from the ones we have held before. Anne-Sophie has - once more - been invited on a holiday in Thailand by her boyfriend Tim.
Only this time they leave tomorrow and doesn't return before January the 3rd. That means a Christmas evening without Anne-Sophie - something we haven't tried before.
I know that it's going to be very hard not to have her here, but on the other hand I'm happy that she will have a lovely time. She has just had 14 very stressful days due to the fact, that she (and the rest of her classmates) had to make a big assignment. She has had very little time to relax, and I really think it will be wonderful for her to have the time to enjoy herself and take it easy.
However, I'm convinced that lots of thoughts will be sent to her from all of us and the rest of her family, when Christmas evening arrives...and the other way around.
So now I have made her a Christmas letter to bring to Thailand. And it's not to be opened before the 24th. (All her presents are left at home for later).
When Anne-Sophie and Tim return in the beginning of January, I have promised Anne-Sophie that we will make a traditional Christmas dinner for them.....with Risalamande and - of course - an almond prize (the one who finds the almond which has been put secretly into the Risalamande, gets a little gift)..